City of Devonport

Devonport City Council (or City of Devonport) is a local government body located in the city and surrounds of Devonport in northern Tasmania. The Devonport local government area is classified as urban and has a population of 25,415,[1] which also encompasses Lillico, Tugrah and part of Spreyton.

Devonport City Council
Map showing the Devonport local government area.
Coordinates41.2078°S 146.3137°E / -41.2078; 146.3137
Population25,415 (2018)[1]
 • Density229.0/km2 (593.0/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)[1]
MayorAnnette Rockliff
Council seatDevonport
RegionDevonport and surrounds
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
WebsiteDevonport City Council
LGAs around Devonport City Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Central Coast Devonport City Council Latrobe
Central Coast Kentish Latrobe

History and attributes

The Devonport municipality was established on 1 January 1907, becoming a city council on 1 January 1981.[2][3] Devonport was proclaimed a city by Charles, Prince of Wales on 21 April 1981, in a ceremony conducted on the Devonport Oval. The city motto is The City with Spirit, this gives reference to it being the home base for the passenger ferry ships Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II.

Devonport is classified as urban, regional and small (URS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[4]


NamePosition[5]Party affiliation
Annette RockliffMayor/ Alderman Independent
Charlie EmmertonAlderman Independent
Grant GoodwinAlderman Independent
Alison JarmanAlderman Independent
Sally MilbourneAlderman Independent
Lynn LaycockAlderman Independent
Jeff MatthewsAlderman Independent
Leon PerryAlderman Independent


SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
Aberdeen 229
Ambleside 663
Devonport 13,759 Includes Highfield
Don 643
East Devonport 4,053 Includes Pardoe Downs, Rannoch, Pannorama Heights
Eugenana 203
Forthside 81
Highfield Incl. in Devonport
Lillico 25
Melrose 102
Miandetta 1,852
Pardoe Downs Incl. in East Devonport
Pannorama Heights Incl. in East Devonport
Quoiba 427
Rannoch Incl. in East Devonport
Spreyton 1,669
Stony Rise 643
Tugrah 366
Total 24,715
(19) Variance
Local government total 24,696 Gazetted Devonport Local Government Area

See also


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. "Agency Details: Devonport Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Agency Details: Devonport City Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. "Mayor & Alderman – Devonport City". Devonport City Council. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. Devonport City Council (28 October 2005). "City of Devonport" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
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