Old Beach, Tasmania

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Old Beach
HobartTasmania
Old Beach is located in Tasmania
Old Beach
Old Beach
Coordinates 42°46′29″S 147°16′9″E / 42.77472°S 147.26917°E / -42.77472; 147.26917Coordinates: 42°46′29″S 147°16′9″E / 42.77472°S 147.26917°E / -42.77472; 147.26917
Population 7,017 (2011 census)[1]
Established early 1800’s
Postcode(s) 7017
Location 17 km (11 mi) N of Hobart
LGA(s) Municipality of Brighton
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Franklin, Lyons
Suburbs around Old Beach:
Derwent River Gagebrook
Derwent River Old Beach
Derwent River Otago

Old Beach is a suburb of Hobart based in the municipality of Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. Old Beach is classified as a middle-class suburb. At the 2011 census, Old Beach had a population of 7017.[1] It is approximately 7km from the Baskerville Raceway.[2]

History[edit]

Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975.[3] The nearest Post Offices are in Green Point Road Bridgewater 5km away and Sugarloaf Road Risdon Vale 7km distant.

Old Beach (left) and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction and Gunners Quoin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Old Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.motorsportstas.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=75
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.