Lapoinya (pronounced La-poin-ya) is a small agricultural centre on the north-west coast of Tasmania west of Wynyard. The name is Tasmanian aboriginal word for "fern tree", a plant that abounds in those surviving untouched parts of the original temperate rainforest. At the 2006 census, Lapoinya had a population of 368.
In November 2014 it was announced the town was fighting Forestry Tasmania to attempt to stop the company logging the towns surrounding forest. Following this, in January 2016 Bob Brown and three others were arrested during a protest of logging on a 49-hectare Forestry Tasmaia coupe at Lopoinya. 
Lapoinya Post Office opened on 1 November 1912 and closed in 1970.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lapoinya (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "Town fights bid to harvest much-loved trees". The Mercury. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- "Bob Brown charged over Tasmania logging protest". ABC News. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
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