Hawley Beach

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Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach is located in Tasmania
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach
Coordinates41°09′S 146°33′E / 41.150°S 146.550°E / -41.150; 146.550Coordinates: 41°09′S 146°33′E / 41.150°S 146.550°E / -41.150; 146.550
Population483 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Latrobe Council
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon

Hawley Beach is a seaside resort town 22 kilometres (14 mi) from the nearest main town (Devonport). At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 483.[1] Nearby is the small town of Port Sorell and locality of Shearwater.

Hawley Beach is known for its minute red sand crabs, hooded plovers and reasonable fishing. It borders the Rubicon Estuary, which has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because of its importance for waders, especially pied oystercatchers.[2]


Hawley Beach Post Office opened on 2 November 1965 and closed in 1992.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hawley Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "IBA: Rubicon Estuary". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.