Northern Midlands Council

Northern Midlands Council is a local government body in Tasmania, extending south of Launceston into the northern region of the Tasmanian central midlands. Northern Midlands is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 12,822, the major population centres and localities of the region include Campbell Town, Evandale, Longford, and Perth.

Northern Midlands Council
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Map showing the Northern Midlands local government area.
Coordinates41.8402°S 147.4609°E / -41.8402; 147.4609
Population12,822 (2016)[1]
 • Density2.5/km2 (6.5/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area5,130 km2 (1,980.7 sq mi)
MayorMary Knowles
Council seatLongford
RegionNorthern midlands
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteNorthern Midlands Council
LGAs around Northern Midlands Council:
Meander Valley Launceston Break O'Day
Central Highlands Northern Midlands Council Glamorgan Spring Bay
Central Highlands Southern Midlands Glamorgan Spring Bay

History and attributes

On 2 April 1993, the municipalities of Campbell Town, Evandale, Fingal, Longford and Ross were amalgamated to form the Northern Midlands Council.[2] Northern Midlands is classified as rural, agricultural and very large (RAV) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]


LocalityCensus population 2011Reason
Evandale 1402
Longford 3756 Includes Bishopsbourne, Toiberry, Wilmores Lane, Pateena, Illawarra
Campbell Town 994
Perth 2635 * * Missing from ABS
Bishopsbourne Incl. in Longford
Toiberry Incl. in Longford
Wilmores Lane Incl. in Longford
Pateena Incl. in Longford
Breadalbane Incl. in Western Junction
Devon Hills 476
Western Junction 298 Includes Breadalbane
Clarendon Incl. in Conara
Deddington 77 Includes Blessington,English Town
Nile Incl. in Conara
Blessington Incl. in Deddington
English Town Incl. in Deddington
Storys Creek Incl. in Avoca
Rossarden Incl. in Avoca
Avoca 300 Includes Storys Creek, Rossarden, Royal George, LLewellyn, Frodberry (Break O'Day Council)
Royal George Incl. in Avoca
Lake Leake
Tooms Lake Incl. in Ross
Ross 423 Includes Tooms Lake, Auburn
Auburn Incl. in Ross
Delmont Incl. in Cressy
Poatina Incl. in Cressy
Blackwwod Creek Incl. in Cressy
Cressy 1403 Includes Delmont, Poatina, Blackwood Creek, Millers Bluff
Epping Forest Incl. in Conara
Conara 484 Includes Epping Forest, Cleveland, Clarendon, Nile, Powrana, Barton
Cleveland Incl. in Conara
LLewellyn Incl. in Avoca
Tunbridge Incl. in Ross
Powrana Incl. in Conara
Barton Incl. in Conara
Millers Bluff Incl. in Cressy
Illawarra Incl. in Longford
Total 12,228
Local government total 12,228 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

See also


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