West Moonah, Tasmania

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West Moonah
West Moonah is located in Tasmania
West Moonah
West Moonah
Coordinates 42°51′3″S 147°16′41″E / 42.85083°S 147.27806°E / -42.85083; 147.27806Coordinates: 42°51′3″S 147°16′41″E / 42.85083°S 147.27806°E / -42.85083; 147.27806
Population 4,012 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7009
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
Suburbs around West Moonah:
Glenorchy Glenorchy Derwent Park
Merton West Moonah Moonah
Lenah Valley Lenah Valley New Town

West Moonah is a residential suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the City of Glenorchy local government area. At the 2016 Australian census, the suburb recorded a population of approximately 4,000.[1]

West Moonah and Moonah in 1954

Formerly known as Springfield,[2] the area is fast becoming one of value because of its closeness to the city and support of the community through the Glenorchy City Council's community precinct scheme. The West Moonah Community Centre is a hub for community activities in the suburb. Located next to a park, the Community Centre offers a community preschool, playgroups, community garden, internet cafe, art/craft classes, walking groups and other community activities.

West Moonah has two schools. Springfield Gardens Primary School is a public school and Hillard Christian School is private. There are also several parks, including the Jim Bacon Reserve with its recreational trail.

West Moonah is close to shopping areas, schools, library, cinema, churches, government services, sporting facilities and childcare centres in the neighbouring suburbs of Glenorchy, Derwent Park, Moonah and Lenah Valley. West Moonah is serviced by a bus route. By car, West Moonah is 15 minutes from downtown Hobart and 6 minutes from New Town.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Moonah (State suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Yvette Barry (6 August 2009). "Mountain, mud and migrants". ABC Hobart. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 January 2013.