Circular Head Council

Circular Head Council is a local government body in Tasmania, covering the far north-west of the state mainland. Circular Head is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 7,926, major towns and localities of the region include Arthur River, Marrawah and Stanley with Smithton the largest principal town.

Circular Head Council
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Map showing the Circular Head local government area.
Coordinates41.0673°S 145.0122°E / -41.0673; 145.0122
Population7,926 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area4,917 km2 (1,898.5 sq mi)
MayorDaryl Quilliam
Council seatSmithton
RegionSmithton and Stanley area
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
WebsiteCircular Head Council
LGAs around Circular Head Council:
King Island Bass Strait Bass Strait
Southern Ocean Circular Head Council Waratah-Wynyard
Southern Ocean West Coast West Coast

History and attributes

Circular Head was established on 1 January 1907, the boundaries were altered in 1993 as part of a reorganisation.[2] The region includes the smaller islands immediately off the north-west tip of the state including Robbins Island, Hunter Island and Three Hummock Island.

Circular Head is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]


NamePosition[4]Party affiliation
Daryl QuilliamMayor/Councillor Independent
Jan BishopDeputy Mayor/Councillor Independent
Norman BerechreeCouncillor Independent
Betty KayCouncillor Independent
John OldakerCouncillor Independent
Ashley PopowskiCouncillor Independent
Nakore PopowskiCouncillor Independent
Trevor SpinksCouncillor Independent
David WoodwardCouncillor Independent


(2011 census)[5]
WoolnorthIncl. in Arthur River
West MontaguIncl. in Montagu
Montagu327Includes West Montagu, Broadmeadows, Mella, Sorpus
SorpusIncl. in Montagu
Hunter IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Three Hummock IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Trefoil IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Walker IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Robbins IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Kangaroo IslandIncl. in Arthur River
Perkins IslandIncl. in Arthur River
MellaIncl. in Montagu
BroadmeadowsIncl. in Montagu
WiltshireIncl. in Forest
Black RiverIncl. in Mawbanna
Cowrie PointIncl. in Mawbanna
Port LattaIncl. in Mawbanna
Crayfish CreekIncl. in Hellyer
Edgcumbe BeachIncl. in Hellyer
Rocky Cape216
MontumanaIncl. in Mawbanna
Mawbanna208Includes Montumana, Port Latta, Cowrtie Point, Black River
Forest590Includes Wiltshire
South ForestIncl. in Mengha
Mengha300Includes South Forest, Alcombie
Scotchtown303Includes Edith Creek
AlcombieIncl. in Mengha
LileahIncl. in Trowutta
NabageenaIncl. in Trowutta
Edith CreekIncl. in Scotchtown
Roger RiverIncl. in Trowutta
DetentionIncl. in Rocky Cape
Hellyer302Includes Crayfish Creek, Edgcumbe Beach
Westcoast13Includes Temma
Christmas HillsIncl. in Redpa
Brittons SwampIncl. in Redpa
TogariIncl. in Redpa
Redpa343Includes Togari, Brittons Swamp, Christmas Hills
MarrawahIncl. in Arthur River
Arthur River371Includes Woolnorth, Hunter Island, Three Hammock Island, Trefoil Island, Walker Island, Robbins Island, Kangaroo Island, Marrawah, Nelson Bay
Nelson BayIncl. in Arthur River
TemmaIncl. in Westcoast
Trowutta297Includes Lileah, Nabageena, Roger River
Local government total7,977Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Circular Head (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. "Agency Details: Circular Head". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. "Councillors - Circular Head Council". Circular Head Council. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 9 April 2016.
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