Dorset Council (Australia)

Dorset Council is a local government body in Tasmania, located in the far north-east of the state mainland. Dorset is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,617, the major towns and localities of the region include Bridport, Derby and Ringarooma with Scottsdale the regional centre.

Dorset Council
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Map showing the Dorset local government area.
Coordinates41.0706°S 147.7089°E / -41.0706; 147.7089
Population6,617 (2016)[1]
 • Density2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area3,196 km2 (1,234.0 sq mi)
MayorGreg Howard
Council seatScottsdale
RegionNorth-east Tasmania
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Bass
WebsiteDorset Council
LGAs around Dorset Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Flinders
George Town Dorset Council Tasman Sea
Launceston Break O'Day Break O'Day

History and attributes

The municipality was established on 2 April 1993 after the amalgamation of the Scottsdale and Ringarooma municipalities.[2] Dorset is classified as regional, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]


LocalityCensus population 2016Reason
Bridport 1568
Tomahawk 48 Includes The Chimneys
Boobyalla 0
Cape Portland 0
Musselroe Bay 40
Rushy Lagoon 30
The Chimneys Incl. in Tomahawk
Gladstone 139
South Mount Cameron 15
Banca 0
Waterhouse 90
Alberton 0
Legunia Incl. in Ringarooma
South Springfield 25
Springfield 188
Lisle 0
Nabowla 112 Includes Koomeela
Golconda 26
Wyena 24
Jetsonville 137
Lietinna 58
Blumont 31
Scottsdale 2373
Koomeela Incl. in Nabowla
Cuckoo 53
Tonganah 26
Tulendeena 12
Ledgerwood 193
Ringarooma 338
Talawa 53
Trenah 11
Forester 8
Branxholm 267
Telita 22
Warrentinna 0
Winnaleah 225
Moorina 11
Herrick 52
Pioneer 89
North Scottsdale 122
Kamona 11
West Scottsdale 58
Lebrina 192
Tunnel 73
Total 6,720
(103) Variance
Local government total 6,617 Gazetted Dorset Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dorset". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: Dorset Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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