Kentish Council

Kentish Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the north-west of the state, to the south and inland from Devonport. Kentish is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,128, the major towns of the municipality are Sheffield, Railton and Wilmot.

Kentish Council
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Map showing the Kentish local government area.
Coordinates41.4539°S 146.1837°E / -41.4539; 146.1837
Population6,128 (2016)[1]
 • Density5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area1,187 km2 (458.3 sq mi)
MayorTim Wilson
Council seatSheffield
RegionSheffield and Cradle Mountain area
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteKentish Council
LGAs around Kentish Council:
Central Coast Devonport Latrobe
Waratah-Wynyard Kentish Council Meander Valley
West Coast Meander Valley Meander Valley

History and attributes

The area was explored by the surveyor Nathaniel Kentish in 1842 who was given the task of finding a route from Deloraine through to Tasmania's north west coast. Kentish's last name has remained as the name of the area. The municipality was established on 1 January 1907.[2] Kentish is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

The area is a high tourism region, with the natural attractions of Cradle Mountain and Lake Barrington, and the murals within the town of Sheffield very popular with visitors.


SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
Acacia Hills 623
Lower Barrington 238
Barrington 197
Nook 188
Sheffield 1,552 Includes Kentish
Lower Wilmot 115
Wilmot 298 Includes Narrawa
Narrawa Incl. in Wilmot
Dulverton Incl. Railton
Railton 997 Includes Dulverton
Sunnyside 104
Stoodley 48
Beulah 79
Lower Beulah 55
Paradise 112
Claude Road 257
Kentish Incl. in Sheffield
West Kentish 165
Gowrie Park 32
Roland 83
Mount Roland 0
Lorinna 77
Middlesex 4
Moina 31
Cethana 0
Erriba 47
Staverton 88
Promised Land 44
Nowhere Else 40
Total 5,474
654 Variance
Local government total 6,128 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kentish". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: Kentish 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 22 July 2017.
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