Latrobe Council

Latrobe Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the north of the state, east of Devonport. The Latrobe local government area is classified as rural and has a population of 10,699, it encompasses the principal town, Latrobe, and the nearby localities including Port Sorell, Sassafras and Wesley Vale.

Latrobe Council
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Map showing the Latrobe local government area.
Coordinates41.2413°S 146.5598°E / -41.2413; 146.5598
Population10,699 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density19.5/km2 (51/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area550 km2 (212.4 sq mi)
MayorPeter Freshney
Council seatLatrobe
RegionNorth West Tasmania
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
WebsiteLatrobe Council
LGAs around Latrobe Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Devonport Latrobe Council West Tamar
Kentish Meander Valley Meander Valley

History and attributes

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



SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
Wesley Vale 443
Northdown 221
Hawley Beach 483
Shearwater 1,764
Port Sorell 2,022
Squeaking Point 223
Thirlstane 94
Bakers Beach 60
Merseylea 56
Sassafras 347
Harford 74
Moriarty 223
Latrobe 4,169
Tarleton. 380
Total 10,559
140 Variance
Local government total 10,699 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Latrobe (Tas) (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. "Agency Details: Latrobe 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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