Gagebrook, Tasmania

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Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Brighton and the Derwent River from Granton.jpg
Bridgewater (left) and Gagebrook (right)
Gagebrook is located in Tasmania
Coordinates42°44′54″S 147°16′14″E / 42.74833°S 147.27056°E / -42.74833; 147.27056Coordinates: 42°44′54″S 147°16′14″E / 42.74833°S 147.27056°E / -42.74833; 147.27056
Population1,440 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Brighton Council (Tasmania)
Federal Division(s)Franklin
Suburbs around Gagebrook:
Green Point Gagebrook
Derwent River Old Beach

Gagebrook is one of the northern-most suburbs of Hobart, Tasmania located on the eastern shore of the Derwent River between the suburbs of Bridgewater and Old Beach. It is part of the local government area of the Municipality of Brighton.

The suburb, like its adjacent suburb of Bridgewater (also built up of mass-public housing in the 1970s) has a reputation as a lower socio-economic area.[2][3][4] Like the rest of Hobarts' public housing suburbs, many public housing stock have been sold privately.

Gagebrook has two primary schools: Herdman's Cove Primary School and Gagebrook Primary School [5] (both public).


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gagebrook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "On the ground". Griffith Review. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ Whelan, Jessica J (2001), The dynamics of community reputation : a case study, retrieved 9 March 2017
  4. ^ Keen, Erica; Fusion Australia; Fusion Southern Tasmania (2006), Research into the community of Bridgewater & Gagebrook, Fusion Australia, retrieved 9 March 2017
  5. ^ Tasmania. Parliament. Standing Committee on Public Works (1981), New Gagebrook Primary School, Bridgewater, Government Printer, ISBN 978-0-7246-1130-0