Latrobe Council

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Latrobe Council
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Latrobe Council
Coordinates 41°13′48″S 146°31′12″E / 41.23000°S 146.52000°E / -41.23000; 146.52000Coordinates: 41°13′48″S 146°31′12″E / 41.23000°S 146.52000°E / -41.23000; 146.52000
Population 10,938 (2015 est.)[1]
 • Density 19.89/km2 (51.5/sq mi)
Area 550 km2 (212.4 sq mi)
Mayor Michael Gaffney
Council seat Latrobe
Region North West Tasmania
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
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Website Latrobe Council
LGAs around Latrobe Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Devonport Latrobe Council West Tamar
Kentish Meander Valley Meander Valley

The Latrobe Council is a local government area in the north-western region of Tasmania. It covers the town of Latrobe and surrounding regions, including the coastal towns of Shearwater and Port Sorell.

It is subdivided into the townships of Latrobe, Port Sorell, Shearwater, Hawley Beach, Wesley Vale, Sassafras, Moriarty and Tarleton.


Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Wesley Vale 438
Northdown 184
Hawley Beach 429
Shearwater 1,482
Port Sorell 1,801
Squeaking Point 193
Thirlstane 395 Incl. in Bakers Beach
Bakers Beach Includes Thirlstane, Harford
Merseylea Incl. Railton(Kentish)
Sassafras 328
Hardford Incl. in Bakers Beach
Moriarty 234
Latrobe 3,897
Tarleton. 540
Total 9,793
40 Variance
Local Government Total 9,833 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 9 April 2016. 

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