The Municipality of Kingborough is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania.
Kingborough has 336 kilometres (209 mi) of coastline, one of the longest stretches in Tasmania, and covers a total area of 717 square kilometres (277 sq mi). The population is approximately 30,500 and the main towns are Taroona, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, Margate, Snug, Kettering, Woodbridge and Middleton. Since 1993 the Municipality has also included Bruny Island, which lies just off the coast and can be reached by vehicular ferry from Kettering.
Kingborough is essentially residential in nature and has one of the highest growth rates in the State. Demographic data shows that the population in the main urban areas of Kingborough have higher income and home ownership levels, higher percentages of managerial and professional employees and people with tertiary qualifications. Kingston is the major commercial, retail and administrative centre for the Municipality. Local industries include fish processing, aquaculture, tourism, viticulture, boat building, civil engineering as well as the Australian headquarters for Antarctic Research, the Antarctic Division.