Oyster Cove, Tasmania

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Oyster Cove
Oyster Cove is located in Tasmania
Oyster Cove
Oyster Cove
Coordinates43°5′22.03″S 147°17′2.72″E / 43.0894528°S 147.2840889°E / -43.0894528; 147.2840889
Population319 (2016 census)[1]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
Location20 km (12 mi) SW of Kingston
LGA(s)Kingborough, Huon Valley
RegionHobart, South-east
State electorate(s)Franklin
Federal division(s)Franklin
Localities around Oyster Cove:
Pelverata Snug, Lower Snug, Coningham Coningham
Nicholls Rivulet Oyster Cove D’Entrecasteaux Channel
Nicholls Rivulet Kettering Kettering

Oyster Cove is a semi-rural locality in the local government areas (LGA) of Kingborough and Huon Valley in the Hobart and South-east LGA regions of Tasmania. The locality is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of the town of Kingston. The 2016 census has a population of 319 for the state suburb of Oyster Cove.[1]


Oyster Cove was gazetted as a locality in 1968.[2] It was originally a convict station.[3] In 1847, 47 Aboriginal Tasmanians that had survived forced removal from the Tasmanian mainland to Wybalenna, Flinders Island, were moved to Oyster Cove.[4] The locality was returned to the indigenous people of Tasmania in 1995 under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995,[5] and in 1999 Oyster Cove was declared an Indigenous Protected Area.[6]

Oyster Cove Post Office opened in 1897 and closed in 1924. It re-opened in 1927 and closed in 1964.[7]

In 1894, teacher Lily Poulett-Harris established the first woman's cricket league in Australia at Oyster Cove, The Oyster Cove Ladies Club.[8]


The shore of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel forms the eastern boundary.[9]

Road infrastructure[edit]

The Channel Highway (Route B68) passes through from north to south. Route C626 (Nicholls Rivulet Road) starts at an intersection with B68 and runs west until it exits.[2][10]

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  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Oyster Cove (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Oyster Cove". Placenames Tasmania. Select “Search”, enter "1173J", click “Search”, select row, map is displayed, click “Details”. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "The Companion to Tasmanian History – Oyster Cove". The Companion to Tasmanian History. University of Tasmania. 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  4. ^ "The Companion to Tasmanian History – Wybalenna". The Companion to Tasmanian History. University of Tasmania. 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "ABORIGINAL LANDS ACT 1995 – Act 98 of 1995". Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Risdon Cove and Putalina Indigenous Protected Areas". Department of the Environment (Australia). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Women's cricket in Australia is not such a new idea – it all started on a small island". www.abc.net.au. 30 May 2020.
  9. ^ Google (13 September 2020). "Oyster Cove, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.