Brighton Council (Tasmania)

Brighton Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state, north of Hobart. The Brighton local government area is classified as urban and has a population of 16,512, it is based in the town of Brighton but also covers the far northern Hobart suburbs of Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Honeywood and Old Beach.

Brighton Council
Map showing the Brighton local government area.
Coordinates42.7195°S 147.2602°E / -42.7195; 147.2602
Population16,512 (2016)[1]
 • Density96.4/km2 (250/sq mi)
Established1 January 1863[2]
Area168 km2 (64.9 sq mi)
MayorTony Foster
Council seatBrighton
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteBrighton Council
LGAs around Brighton Council:
Southern Midlands Southern Midlands Southern Midlands
Derwent Valley Brighton Council Clarence
Derwent Valley Glenorchy Clarence

History and attributes

The municipality was established on 1 January 1863. Its boundaries were substantially altered during a later reorganisation and a portion of the municipality became part of the Southern Midlands.[2]

Brighton is classified as urban, regional and small (URS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]


NamePosition[4]Party affiliation
Tony FosterMayor/Councillor Independent
Barbara CurranDeputy Mayor/Councillor Independent
Leigh GrayCouncillor Independent
Wayne GarlickCouncillor Independent
Peter GeardCouncillor Independent
Moya JeffriesCouncillor Independent
Tennille MurtaghCouncillor Independent
Phillip OwenCouncillor Independent
Jessica WhelanCouncillor Independent


SuburbCensus population 2011Reason
Brighton 3,495
Bridgewater 4,125 Includes Green Point
Green Point Inc. in Bridgewater
Gagebrook 1,569
Honeywood 449
Herdsmans Cove 1,133
Milvale Incl. in Dromedary
Dromedary 662 Includes Milvale
Old Beach 3,169
Tea Tree 326
Pontville 531
Total 15,459
9 Variance
Local government total 15,468 Gazetted Brighton Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brighton (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. "Agency Details: Brighton Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. "Councillors - Brighton Council". Brighton Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
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