King Island Council

King Island Council is a local government body in Tasmania, encompassing King Island and the adjacent minor islands within Bass Strait, in the north-west of the state. The King Island local government area is classified as rural and has a population of 1,585, with Currie as the main town and administrative centre.

King Island Council
Map showing the King Island local government area.
Coordinates39.8637°S 143.9851°E / -39.8637; 143.9851
Population1,585 (2016)[1]
 • Density1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area1,100 km2 (424.7 sq mi)
MayorJulie Arnold
Council seatCurrie
RegionKing Island
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
WebsiteKing Island Council
LGAs around King Island Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Bass Strait King Island Council Bass Strait
Bass Strait Bass Strait Circular Head

History and attributes

The King Island municipality was established on 1 January 1907[2] King Island is classified as rural, agricultural and small (RAS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "King Island". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: King Island Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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