Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated on the central east coast of the state. Glamorgan-Spring Bay is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 4,400, the major towns of the region include Bicheno, Orford and Triabunna with Swansea the principal town.

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
Map showing the Glamorgan-Spring Bay local government area.
Coordinates42.2672°S 147.9688°E / -42.2672; 147.9688
Population4,400 (2016)[1]
 • Density1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area2,522 km2 (973.7 sq mi)
MayorDebby Wisby
Council seatSwansea
RegionSouthern East coast
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteGlamorgan-Spring Bay Council
LGAs around Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council:
Northern Midlands Break O'Day Tasman Sea
Northern Midlands Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council Tasman Sea
Southern Midlands Sorell Tasman Sea

History and attributes

Glamorgan-Spring Bay was established on 2 April 1993 after the amalgamation of the Glamorgan and Spring Bay municipalities.[2] The council derives its name from the region of Glamorgan in Wales. Glamorgan-Spring Bay is classified as rural, agricultural and medium (RAM) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

The Maria Island and Freycinet national parks are contained in the region.



SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
Bicheno 943 Includes Llandaff
Llandaff Incl. in Bicheno
Friendly Beaches 10
Coles Bay 353
Dolphin Sands 126
Swansea 866
Rocky Hills 12
Ponty Pool 53
Little Swanport 117 Includes Ravendale
Ravendale Incl. in Little Swanport
Spring Bay Incl. in Triabunna
Triabunna 874 Includes Double Creek, Spring Bay
Double Creek Incl. in Triabunna
Louisville Incl. in Orford
Orford 626 Includes Louisville, Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach Incl. in Orford
Spring Beach 97
Rheban 7
Buckland 179
Cranbrook 67
Apslawn 18
Total 4,348
52 Variance
Local government total 4,400 Gazetted Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glamorgan/Spring Bay". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: Glamorgan-Spring Bay 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. "2016 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
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