Wivenhoe, Tasmania

Wivenhoe is a locality and suburb of Burnie in the local government area of City of Burnie, in the North West region of Tasmania. It is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south-east of the town of Burnie. The Bass Highway passes from east to west along the shore of Bass Strait, the northern boundary. The Emu River forms the western boundary.[2] The 2016 census determined a population of 220 for the state suburb of Wivenhoe.[1]

Coordinates41°04′16″S 145°55′51″E
Population220 (2016)[1]
Location3 km (2 mi) SE of Burnie
LGA(s)City of Burnie
RegionNorth West Tasmania
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Localities around Wivenhoe:
South Burnie Bass Strait Bass Strait
Brooklyn Wivenhoe Round Hill
Emu Heights Stowport Stowport


Wivenhoe is believed to be named for Wivenhoe in England.[3]

Road infrastructure

The C102 route (Stowport Road) terminates at the Bass Highway in Wivenhoe. It runs south-west through the locality to Stowport, and from there provides access to several other localities and the Murchison Highway.[4]


  1. "2016 Census Quick Stats Wivenhoe (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  2. Google (22 November 2018). "Wivenhoe, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. "Placenames Tasmania - Wivenhoe". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 22 November 2018. Search, enter 1319N, Search, select row, show Details
  4. "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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