Glenorchy, Tasmania

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Glenorchy is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 42°49′59″S 147°16′33″E / 42.83306°S 147.27583°E / -42.83306; 147.27583Coordinates: 42°49′59″S 147°16′33″E / 42.83306°S 147.27583°E / -42.83306; 147.27583
Population 10,534 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,003.2/km2 (2,598/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 7010
Area 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
State electorate(s) Denison
Federal Division(s) Denison
Suburbs around Glenorchy:
Montrose Elwick Goodwood
Glenorchy Derwent Park
Merton West Moonah Moonah

Glenorchy is a business district and suburb in the northern part of greater Hobart, capital of the state of Tasmania, Australia. The land was originally used for agriculture (particularly orchards) but is now a largely suburban, working-class area. It is the seat of the local government area of the same name, the City of Glenorchy.

Glenorchy is home to many facilities of the northern suburbs. These include an outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, an Australian rules football oval and a football (soccer) ground (both part of the KGV Oval complex), a bowls club, and a public area called Tolosa Park. A major feature of the park is its open-air auditorium, primarily used for musical performances. Glenorchy is also home to the Tasmanian Transport Museum.

Schools in the area include Glenorchy Primary School, Cosgrove High School, Guilford Young College and Dominic College.

The main traffic route in and out of Glenorchy is the Main Road, which passes the area in a north-south direction.

Glenorchy is a physically large suburb, and some parts of it have been given alternate names:

At the 2011 Australian census, the suburb of Glenorchy had a population of 10,534.[1]


Big W Glenorchy

The Glenorchy Central business district also has three major indoor shopping centres, Northgate Shopping Centre, Glenorchy Central (Centro), and Glenorchy Plaza. The Main retail stores in Glenorchy are Best & Less, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Mitre 10 Home & Trade and Target.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glenorchy (Tas.) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 September 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata

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