Quoiba, Tasmania

Quoiba is a residential and industrial suburb of Devonport, Tasmania, Australia located on the south western side of the Mersey River.

Devonport, Tasmania
Coordinates41°12′14″S 146°20′38″E
Population427 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Devonport
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Suburbs around Quoiba:
Stony Rise Miandetta Miandetta
Tugrah Quoiba Mersey river
Eugenana Spreyton Spreyton

The suburb contains an industrial area with cardboard manufacturers, a cannery, vegetable packaging site and livestock sale yards.

Quoiba livestock records have been held since 1919.[2]

The railway line from Devonport to nearby Spreyton closed in 1957 after the opening of the Station at Quoiba in 1956, previously Quoiba was just a sidling from 1942.

An Ovaltine factory was situated in Quoiba and the factory workers rode the train from 1942 from Devonport.

Vegetable processing facilities were built by Heinz in 1950,[3] these were later taken over by Simplot in 1995.

The Mersey Vale Lawn Cemetery (1968 onwards),[4] and Mersey Gardens Chapel is located in the suburb.

Horsehead creek runs through the suburb.

Kelcey Tier Green Belt lookout has great views over Devonport.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Quoiba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. "19/496 Quoiba - Stock Yards". LINC Tasmania Department of Education. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. "Companion to Tasmanian History". University of Tasmania. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. "LAUNCESTON CEMETERIES AND OTHER CEMETERY RECORDS" (PDF). LINC Tasmania Department of Education. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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