Local government areas of Tasmania

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Map showing the 29 local government areas of Tasmania (border lines are approximate).

Local government areas of Tasmania are the 29 administrative districts of the Australian state of Tasmania. Local government areas (LGAs), more generally known as councils, are the tier of government responsible for the management of local duties such as road maintenance, town planning and waste management.

Local government areas[edit]

There are 29 local government areas of Tasmania:

Local government area Principal town Region Date
established
Land area Demographics Map
km2 sq mi Population
(2016)
Density
(per km2)
Classification
Break O'Day St Helens North-east 1993 3,525.8 1,361 6,104 1.7 Rural Break O'Day LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Brighton Brighton Hobart 1863 171.3 66 16,512 96.4 Urban Brighton LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Burnie Burnie North-west and west 1908 611.0 236 18,895 30.9 Urban Burnie City LGA Tasmania locator map with inset.svg
Central Coast Ulverstone North-west and west 1993 933.1 360 21,362 22.9 Urban Central Coast LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Central Highlands Hamilton Central 1993 7,982.4 3,082 2,141 0.3 Rural Central Highlands LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Circular Head Smithton North-west and west 1907 4,897.7 1,891 7,926 1.6 Rural Circular Head LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Clarence Rosny Park Hobart 1860 378.0 146 54,819 145.0 Urban Clarence City LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Derwent Valley New Norfolk South-east 1994 4,108.1 1,586 10,021 2.4 Rural Derwent Valley LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Devonport Devonport North-west and west 1907 111.3 43 24,696 221.9 Urban Devonport City LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Dorset Scottsdale North-east 1993 3,227.6 1,246 6,617 2.1 Rural Dorset LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Flinders Whitemark North-east 1907 1,996.6 771 906 0.5 Rural Flinders LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
George Town George Town Launceston 1907 653.4 252 6,764 10.4 Rural George Town LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Glamorgan-Spring Bay Triabunna South-east 1993 2,591.4 1,001 4,400 1.7 Rural Glamorgan Spring Bay LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Glenorchy Glenorchy Hobart 1864 121.1 47 46,253 381.9 Urban Glenorchy City LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Hobart Hobart Hobart 1852 77.9 30 50,439 647.5 Urban Hobart City LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Huon Valley Huonville South-east 1993 5,507.4 2,126 16,199 2.9 Rural Huon Valley LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Kentish Sheffield North-west and west 1907 1,156 446 6,128 5.3 Rural Kentish LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
King Island Currie North-west and west 1907 1,095.8 423 1,585 1.4 Rural King Island LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Kingborough Kingston Hobart 1907 720.1 278 35,853 49.8 Urban Kingborough LGA Tasmania locator map inset.svg
Latrobe Latrobe North-west and west 1907 550 212 10,699 19.5 Rural Latrobe LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Launceston Launceston Launceston 1852 1,413.6 546 65,274 46.2 Urban Launceston City LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Meander Valley Westbury Launceston 1993 3,330.3 1,286 19,282 5.8 Rural Meander Valley LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Northern Midlands Longford Central 1993 5,136.5 1,983 12,822 2.5 Rural Northern Midlands LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Sorell Sorell South-east 1862 583.7 225 14,414 24.7 Rural Sorell LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Southern Midlands Oatlands Central 1993 2,615.4 1,010 6,043 2.3 Rural Southern Midlands LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Tasman Nubeena South-east 1907 660.5 255 2,372 3.6 Rural Tasman LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
Waratah-Wynyard Wynyard North-west and west 1993 3,531.0 1,363 13,578 3.8 Rural Waratah-Wynyard LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
West Coast Zeehan North-west and west 1993 9,589.8 3,703 4,149 0.4 Rural West Coast LGA Tasmania locator map.svg
West Tamar Beaconsfield Launceston 1993 691.1 267 23,718 34.3 Urban West Tamar LGA Tasmania locator map.svg

Towns and suburbs of local government areas[edit]

Map of local government areas of Tasmania

The following is a list of local government areas grouped by region, and the major towns and suburbs within each LGA.

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 local government areas[edit]

Tasmania has had a number of former local government areas. In 1907, the 149 road trusts or town boards (LGAs) of Tasmania were reduced by mergers and amalgamations to 53 LGAs. By the time of a large scale overhaul in 1993, 46 LGAs were reduced to the present-day 29.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is Amalgamation a 'Silver Bullet'?" (PDF). lgat.tas.gov.au. Australia: Centre for Local Government, University of New England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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