West Tamar Council

West Tamar Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated along the western side of the Tamar River in the north of the state. West Tamar is classified as an urban local government area and has a population of 22,718, it extends from the outer reaches of north-west Launceston and includes the towns and localities of Beaconsfield, Beauty Point and Legana.

West Tamar Council
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Map showing the West Tamar local government area.
Coordinates41.2797°S 146.8652°E / -41.2797; 146.8652
Population22,718 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density34.3/km2 (89/sq mi)
Established2 April 1993[2]
Area689 km2 (266.0 sq mi)
MayorChristina Holmdahl
Council seatBeaconsfield
RegionWestern Tamar Valley
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Bass
WebsiteWest Tamar Council
LGAs around West Tamar Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Latrobe West Tamar Council George Town
Meander Valley Meander Valley Launceston

History and attributes

The municipality was established on 2 April 1993, after the boundaries of the Beaconsfield municipality were extended and its name changed to West Tamar.[2] West Tamar is classified as urban, fringe and small (UFS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

The municipal area starts with the Launceston suburb of Riverside in the south; the satellite suburb of Legana; the towns of Exeter, Beaconsfield and Beauty Point, all the way up to the beach resort town of Greens Beach at the mouth of the Tamar River.



SuburbCensus population 2016Reason
Badger Head 41
York Town 72
Greens Beach 209
Kelso 146
Clarence Point 226
Ilfraville Incl. in Beauty Point
Beauty Point 1222 Includes Ilfraville
Beaconsfield 1298
Rowella 170
Kayena 219 Includes Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Incl. in Kayena
Sidmouth 394
Deviot 337
Robygana 111
Swan Point 282
Loira 160
Gravelly Beach 567
Exeter 633
Blackwall 270
Lanena 320
Rosevears 352
Grindelwald 965
Legana 4029 Includes Danbury Park
Danbury Park Incl. in Legana
Riverside 6424
Bridgenorth 373
Notley Hills 46
Glengarry 525
Frankford 176
Winkleigh 203
Holwell 65
Flowery Gully 87
Total 19,992
2726 Variance
Local government total 22,718 Gazetted West Tamar Local Government Area

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Tamar (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. "Agency Details: West Tamar Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2016 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
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