Waratah-Wynyard Council

Waratah-Wynyard Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the north-west of the state. Waratah-Wynard is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 13,578, the major towns and localities of the region include Savage River, Sisters Beach, Somerset, Waratah and the principal town of Wynyard.

Waratah-Wynyard Council
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Map showing the Waratah-Wynyard local government area.
Coordinates41.3828°S 145.4956°E / -41.3828; 145.4956
Population13,578 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area118 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
MayorRobert Walsh
Council seatWynyard
RegionWynyard and Waratah
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
WebsiteWaratah-Wynyard Council
LGAs around Waratah-Wynyard Council:
Circular Head Waratah-Wynyard Council Central Coast
West Coast West Coast Kentish

History and attributes

On 2 April 1993, the municipalities of Waratah and Wynyard were amalgamated to form the Waratah-Wynyard Council.[2] There had been suggestion of renaming the council to Table Cape, which was the former name of the Wynyard Council until 1945, but this move failed at the ballot box.[3]

Waratah-Wynyard is classified as rural, agricultural and very large (RAV) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[4]

The former logo of the council was selected from 124 competition entries in 1987. The enlarged "W" below Table Cape is indicative of ploughed paddocks representing the rural heritage - a lighthouse and a seagull were added to the final design. The word 'Waratah' was added in 1993 following the amalgamation of the councils.


The current mayor is Robert "Robby" Walsh and the current Deputy Mayor is Dr Mary Duniam. Other sitting Councillors are Gary Bramich, Darren Fairbrother, Kevin Hyland, Allie House, Celisa Edwards and Andrea Courtney. All Councillors will be up for re-election in 2022.[5]

Previous mayors

  • Roger Chalk (October 2000 – October 2005)
  • Kevin Hyland (October 2005 – December 2010)



LocalityCensus population 2011Reason
Sisters Creek 201 Includes Myalla
Sisters Beach 439
Boat Harbour Beach 429 Includes in Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour, Tasmania Incl. in Boat Harbour Beach
Flowerdale 324 Includes Table Cape
Table Cape Incl. in Flowerdale
Wynyard 5,990 Includes Seabrook, Doctors Rocks
Seabrook Incl. in Wynyard
Somerset 3,975
Doctors Rocks Incl. in Wynyard
Elliot 350
Yolla 337
Henrietta 236 Includes Oonah, Parrawe, West Takone, Takone
Oonah Incl. in Henrietta
Parrawe Incl. in Henrietta
Guildford Incl. in Waratah
Corinna Incl. in Waratah
Savage River Incl. in Waratah
West Takone Incl. in Henrietta
Takone Incl. in Henrietta
Meunna Incl. in Lapoinya
Preolenna Incl. in Lapoinya
Calder 375 Includes Kellatier, Moorleah
Kellatier Incl. in Calder
Oldina 111
Milabena Incl. in Lapoinya
Lapoinya 287 Includes Meunna, Preolenna, Milabena
Moorleah Incl. Calder
Myalla Incl. in Sisters Creek
Mount Hicks 353
Waratah 298 Includes Guildford, Corinna, Savage River
Total 13,705
3 Variance
Local government total 13,708 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waratah/Wynyard (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. "Agency Details: Waratah-Wynyard Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "The Story Behind Our Logo". warwyn.tas.gov.au. Waratah-Wynyard Council. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  4. "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. "Waratah-Wynyard Councillors". Waratah-Wynyard Council. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  6. Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 9 April 2016.
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