Glebe, Tasmania

Glebe is a suburb of Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia. The suburb is a very small area adjacent to the city on the same part of land as the Queens Domain, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and the Hobart Aquatic Centre. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 554.[1]

Hobart, Tasmania
Coordinates42°52′26″S 147°19′35″E
Population554 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Hobart
State electorate(s)Clark
Federal Division(s)Clark
Suburbs around Glebe:
North Hobart Domain Domain
North Hobart Glebe Domain
Hobart Hobart Hobart

Glebe is a small suburb in comparison to some in Hobart. On the north and east sides, the suburb is surrounded by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Brooker Avenue marks the western boundary of the suburb, while the Tasman Highway marks the southern side.

The Glebe contains some examples of Victorian and Federation Style wooden terraced houses, some of which are up to 4 storeys high and tower over the Brooker Avenue impressively.

Glebe was the birthplace and early home of brothers Ernest, Tasman and Arthur Higgins, all of whom became pioneering cinematographers of Australian cinema during the silent era.

view of Glebe from West Hobart


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glebe (TAS) (Tasmania State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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