Southern Midlands Council

Southern Midlands is a local government body in Tasmania, covering the southern region of the Tasmanian central midlands. Southern Midlands is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,043, the major localities of the region include Campania, Kempton, Mangalore and the principal town of Oatlands.

Southern Midlands Council
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Map showing the Southern Midlands local government area.
Coordinates42.4346°S 147.4006°E / -42.4346; 147.4006
Population6,043 (2016)[1]
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area2,561 km2 (988.8 sq mi)
MayorAlex Green
Council seatOatlands
RegionSouthern Midlands region
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteSouthern Midlands Council
LGAs around Southern Midlands Council:
Northern Midlands Northern Midlands Glamorgan Spring Bay
Central Highlands Southern Midlands Council Glamorgan Spring Bay
Derwent Valley Brighton Sorell

History and attributes

On 2 April 1993, Oatlands and Green Ponds were amalgamated with parts of the municipalities of Brighton and Richmond to form the new Southern Midlands Council.[2] Southern Midlands is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

See also


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