Gawler, Tasmania

Gawler is a locality and small rural community in the local government area of Central Coast, in the North West region of Tasmania. It is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the town of Ulverstone.[2] The 2016 census determined a population of 622 for the state suburb of Gawler.[1]

Coordinates41°12′49″S 146°09′16″E
Population622 (2016)[1]
Location8 km (5 mi) S of Ulverstone
LGA(s)Central Coast
RegionNorth West Tasmania
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Localities around Gawler:
West Ulverstone Ulverstone Ulverstone
North Motton Gawler Abbotsham
Preston Sprent Spalford


The Gawler River, which flows through the locality to the Leven River, was named for Governor Gawler of South Australia in 1844.[3] It is likely that the locality was named for the river.

Road infrastructure

The B17 route (Gawler Road) runs from the Bass Highway through the locality, from where it provides access to many other localities before returning to the Bass Highway further west at Penguin.[4]


  1. "2016 Census Quick Stats Gawler (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. Google (2 December 2018). "Gawler, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. "Placenames Tasmania - Gawler River". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 3 December 2018. Search, enter 1689B, 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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