George Town Council

George Town Council is a local government body in northern Tasmania, situated north of Launceston. The George Town local government area is classified as rural and has a population of 6,754, it encompasses the principal town, George Town, and the nearby localities including Hillwood, Low Head and Pipers River.

George Town Council
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Map showing the George Town local government area.
Coordinates41.1018°S 147.0251°E / -41.1018; 147.0251
Population6,764 (2016)[1]
 • Density10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area652.6 km2 (252.0 sq mi)
MayorBridget Archer
Council seatGeorge Town
RegionEast Tamar Valley
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Bass
WebsiteGeorge Town Council
LGAs around George Town Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
West Tamar George Town Council Dorset
West Tamar Launceston Launceston

History and attributes

The George Town municipality was established on 1 January 1907.[2] George Town is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]



SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
George Town 4347 Includes Pipe Clay Bay
Pipe Clay Bay Incl. in George Town
Low Head 572
Bell Bay 0
Long Reach 0
Hillwood 578
Mount Direction 246
Loer Turners Marsh 37
Pipers River 426
Pipers Brook 93
Bellingham 60
Retreat 18
Weymouth 129
Lulworth 165
Beechford 90
Stony Head 0
Lefroy 76
Back Creek
Total 6,837
(73) Variance
Local government total 6,764 Gazetted George Town Local Government Area

See also


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: George Town Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
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