Opossum Bay, Tasmania

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Opossum Bay
Beach at Opossum Bay
Opossum Bay is located in Tasmania
Opossum Bay
Opossum Bay
Coordinates 42°59′38″S 147°24′12″E / 42.99389°S 147.40333°E / -42.99389; 147.40333Coordinates: 42°59′38″S 147°24′12″E / 42.99389°S 147.40333°E / -42.99389; 147.40333
Postcode(s) 7023
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Opossum Bay:
Derwent River Derwent River Ralphs Bay
Derwent River Opossum Bay Ralphs Bay
Derwent River South Arm Ralphs Bay

Opossum Bay is a town located on the South Arm Peninsula on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the City of Clarence.


Opossum Bay Post Office opened on 16 January 1942 and closed in 1980.[1]

Opossum Bay area from Mount Wellington summit


The origin of Opossum Bay's name is unclear.[2]

Opossum Bay is nearly surrounded by water. The Gellibrand Point, Opossum Bay and South Arm Town area is connected to the rest of the South Arm Peninsula by a narrow isthmus. The proximity to the Derwent River and Ralphs Bay can result in Opossum Bay frequently being cooled by sea breezes in summer.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Where is Opossum Bay?
  3. ^ [1]