Emu Heights, Tasmania

Emu Heights is a locality and suburb of Burnie in the local government area of City of Burnie, in the North West region of Tasmania. It is located about 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) south-east of the town of Burnie. The Emu River forms the eastern boundary, and the railway tracks of the Melba line form most of the western.[2] The 2016 census determined a population of 180 for the state suburb of Emu Heights.[1]

Emu Heights
Emu Heights
Coordinates41°04′35″S 145°55′13″E
Population180 (2016)[1]
Location3.8 km (2 mi) SE of Burnie
LGA(s)City of Burnie
RegionNorth West Tasmania
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Localities around Emu Heights:
South Burnie South Burnie Wivenhoe
Hillcrest Emu Heights Wivenhoe
Havenview Stowport Stowport


The municipal area of City of Burnie, of which Emu Heights is part, was proclaimed a city on 26 Apr 1988. It was previously named Emu Bay Municipality.[3] The municipality and the bay to its north were named for the Emu River, which was named in 1827 by explorer Henry Hellyer for emu tracks seen in the vicinity.[4] It is believed that the name of this locality has the same derivation.

Road infrastructure

The C112 route (Old Surrey Road) runs south from the Bass Highway through the locality, and from there provides access to the B18 route (Ridgley Highway) which leads to the Murchison Highway.[5]


  1. "2016 Census Quick Stats Emu Heights (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. Google (2 December 2018). "Emu Heights, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. "Placenames Tasmania - City of Burnie". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 3 December 2018. Search, enter 24716D, Search, select row, show Details
  4. "Placenames Tasmania - Emu Bay". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 3 December 2018. Search, enter 1650P, Search, select row, show Details
  5. "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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