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Liffey, Tasmania

Coordinates: 41°40′S 146°54′E / 41.667°S 146.900°E / -41.667; 146.900
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Liffey baptist church
Liffey is located in Tasmania
Coordinates41°40′S 146°54′E / 41.667°S 146.900°E / -41.667; 146.900
Population155 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Meander Valley, Northern Midlands
RegionLaunceston, Central
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal division(s)Lyons
Localities around Liffey:
Golden Valley Bracknell, Cluan, Golden Valley Bracknell
Golden Valley Liffey Bracknell, Blackwood Creek
Central Plateau Central Plateau Conservation Area Blackwood Creek

Liffey is a rural locality and town in the local government areas of Meander Valley and Northern Midlands in the Launceston and Central regions of Tasmania. The locality is about 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of the town of Westbury. The 2016 census has a population of 155 for the state suburb of Liffey.[1] It was named by Captain William Moriarty, from Ireland.[2] The town is situated in rainforest, on the Liffey River at the foot of the Great Western Tiers.[2] Nearby towns are Bracknell and Blackwood Creek.

The most notable attraction in the area is Liffey Falls.[2]


Liffey was gazetted as a locality in 1968.[3] Liffey Post Office opened on 16 August 1887 and closed in 1973.[4]


The Liffey River flows through from south-west to north-east.[5]

Road infrastructure[edit]

Highland Lakes Road (A5) follows much of the western boundary, and passes through the south-west corner. Route C513 (Liffey Road / Gulf Road) enters from the north-east and runs west along the Liffey River to the Lower Liffey Falls carpark.[3][6]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Liffey (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Liffey". Councils of Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands and Central Highlands. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Liffey". Placenames Tasmania. Select “Search”, enter "1090C", click “Search”, select row, map is displayed, click “Details”. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ Google (13 September 2020). "Liffey, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.