A local council is a good first port of call to find out more about living in that area, about business opportunities, and to put you in touch with a council officer who can answer your questions. The main urban centres and their populations are:
- the capital Hobart in the southern region (220 000)
- Launceston in the north (130 000)
- Burnie (19 900) and Devonport (25 500) on the north west coast.
Tasmania also has many rural towns and villages.
Hobart and Launceston city councils have engaged the Danish firm Gehl Architects to guide future development of their city centers to become cities with people in mind.
These reports can be viewed at:
To find more about Tasmaniaís regional towns and communities visit:
- living locally northern region
- living locally southern region
- living locally north-western region
Local Government Association of Tasmania is a coordinating body for local councils.
For information about Local Government, including council services, municipal information and business resources visit Council Connect.
Regional Authorities work in tandem with local councils on development projects.