Local government areas of Tasmania

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Map of local government areas of Tasmania

Local government areas (LGAs) in the Australian state of Tasmania describes the 29 organisations and processes by which towns and districts can manage their own affairs. The LGAs are grouped by region.

This article also includes lists of towns, suburbs and localities of Tasmania.

Local government areas[edit]

Local government area Principal town Date established Land area[1] Population.[2]
(2015)
Density Region
km² sq mi
Break O'Day St Helens 3,525.8 1,361 6,469 1.8 North-east
Brighton Brighton 171.3 66 16,010 93.5 Hobart
Central Coast Ulverstone 933.1 360 22,401 24 North-west and west coast
Central Highlands Hamilton 7,982.4 3,082 2,309 0.3 Central
Circular Head Smithton 4,897.7 1,891 8,245 1.7 North-west and west coast
Burnie City Burnie 611.0 236 19,887 32.5 North-west and west coast
Clarence City Rosny Park 1860 (Municipality)[3]
1988 (City)[4]
378.0 146 54,674 144.6 Hobart
Devonport City Devonport 1890 (Town)
1908 (Municipality)
1981 (City)
111.3 43 25,533 229.4 North-west and west coast
Glenorchy City Glenorchy 1864 (Municipality)
1964 (City)[4]
121.1 47 45,827 378.4 Hobart
Hobart City Hobart 1835[5] 77.9 30 50,714 651 Hobart
Launceston City Launceston 1857[5] 1,413.6 546 67,078 45.4 Launceston
Derwent Valley New Norfolk 4,108.1 1,586 10,026 2.4 South-east
Dorset Scottsdale 3,227.6 1,246 7,105 2.2 North-east
Flinders Whitemark 1,996.6 771 783 0.4 North-east
George Town George Town 653.4 252 6,802 10.4 Launceston
Glamorgan Spring Bay Triabunna 2,591.4 1,001 4,493 1.7 South-east
Huon Valley Huonville 5,507.4 2,126 16,354 3.0 South-east
Kentish Sheffield 1,156 446 6,481 5.6 North-west and west coast
King Island Currie 1,095.8 423 1,566 1.4 North-west and west coast
Kingborough Kingston 720.1 278 35,833 49.8 Hobart
Latrobe Latrobe 600.5 232 10,938 18.2 North-west and west coast
Meander Valley Westbury 1993 3,330.3 1,286 19,686 5.9 Launceston
Northern Midlands Longford 5,136.5 1,983 12,749 2.4 Central
Sorell Sorell 1862[6] 583.7 225 13,955 23.9 South-east
Southern Midlands Oatlands 2,615.4 1,010 6,278 2.4 Central
Tasman Nubeena 660.5 255 2,405 3.6 South-east
Waratah-Wynyard Wynyard 3,531.0 1,363 14,289 4.0 North-west and west coast
West Coast Zeehan 9,589.8 3,703 4,483 0.7 North-west and west coast
West Tamar Beaconsfield 691.1 267 23,202 33.6 Launceston
Tasmania Hobart 68,018.2 26,262 516,586 7.3  

Current local government areas by region[edit]

Hobart area councils[edit]

Greater Hobart contains six LGAs:

South-east area councils[edit]

The south-east area councils contains four LGAs:

North-east area councils[edit]

The north-east area councils contain three LGAs:

Launceston area councils[edit]

The Launceston area councils contain four LGAs:

North-west and west coast councils[edit]

The north-west and west coast councils contain nine LGAs:

Central councils[edit]

The Central councils contain three LGAs:

Former LGAs[edit]

See Former local government areas of Tasmania

Tasmania has had a large amount of former LGAs. In 1907, 149 LGAs were reduced by mergers and amalgamation to 53 LGAs. By the time of a large scale overhaul in 1993, 46 LGAs were reduced to 29 LGAs.[7]

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