|Population||572 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||28 m (92 ft)|
|LGA(s)||George Town Council|
Low Head is a rural residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of George Town in the Launceston LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the town of George Town. The 2016 census provides a population of 572 for the state suburb of Low Head. It is a suburb of George Town, on a peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River.
It is a popular snorkel and scuba diving area during much of the year, with extensive wide, unspoiled beaches.
Low Head was gazetted as a locality in 1967. The first Low Head Post Office opened on 12 September 1887 and closed in 1894. In 1996 the MV Iron Baron ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history.
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- Iron Baron - report on oil spill
- Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum - Maritime History of the area.