Cranbrook, Tasmania

Cranbrook is a locality and small rural community in the local government area of Glamorgan-Spring Bay, in the Central east coast region of Tasmania. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the town of Swansea.[2] The 2016 census determined a population of 67 for the state suburb of Cranbrook.[1]

Coordinates42°00′00″S 148°05′07″E
Population67 (2016)[1]
Location20 km (12 mi) N of Swansea
LGA(s)Glamorgan-Spring Bay
RegionCentral east coast, Tasmania
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
Localities around Cranbrook:
Royal George Royal George Bicheno
Lake Leake Cranbrook Apslawn
Swansea Dolphin Sands Coles Bay


The locality name is believed to be derived from a town in southern England, probably Cranbrook, Kent. That name was derived from Old English words for “a marsh (or brook) of cranes”.[3]

Road infrastructure

The Tasman Highway passes through from south-west to north-east, and intersects with the C301 route (Old Coach Road) within the locality.[4]

Notable people


  1. "2016 Census Quick Stats Cranbrook (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. Google (20 December 2018). "Cranbrook, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. "Placenames Tasmania - Cranbrook". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 20 December 2018. Search, enter 8124W, Search, select row, show Details
  4. "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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