Sorell Council

Sorell Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state. The Sorell local government area is classified as rural and has a population of 14,414, the major centres of the region include Dodges Ferry, Dunalley, Primrose Sands and the principal town of Sorell.

Sorell Council
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Map showing the Sorell local government area.
Coordinates42.7808°S 147.6904°E / -42.7808; 147.6904
Population14,414 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density24.7/km2 (64/sq mi)
Established1 January 1862
Area582.6 km2 (224.9 sq mi)
MayorKerry Vincent
Council seatSorell
RegionSorell and surrounds
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteSorell Council
LGAs around Sorell Council:
Southern Midlands Glamorgan Spring Bay Glamorgan Spring Bay
Clarence Sorell Council Tasman Sea
Clarence Frederick Henry Bay Tasman

History and attributes

The Sorell Municipal Council was established on 1 January 1862.[2] Sorell is classified as rural, agricultural and very large (RAV) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

Marion Bay, on the council's east coast, is host to the Tasmanian Falls Festival, an annual event first held in Tasmania on New Year's Eve in December 2003.



SuburbCensus population 2011Reason
Shark Point Incl. in Penna
Midway Point 2598
Penna 403
Sorell 2476
Forcett 635
Lewisham 881
Dodges Ferry 2319
Carlton 1241
Primrose Sands 934
Carlton River Incl. in Connellys Marsh
Connellys Marsh 179 Includes Carlton River
Dunalley 274
Boomer Bay 199 Includes Marion Bay
Marion Bay Incl. in Boomer Bay
Bream Creek Incl. in Kellevie
Nugent Incl. in Wattle Hill
Wattle Hill 334 Includes Nugent, Pawleena
Pawleena Incl. in Wattle Hill
Orielton 345
Copping Incl. in Kellevie
Kellevie 417 Includes Copping, Bream Creek
Total 13325
(41) Variance
Local government total 13,194 Gazetted Sorell Council Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sorell (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. "Agency Details: Sorell 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. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 29 May 2016.
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