Tasman Council

A natural escape

Welcome to Tasman Council


Tasman Council Office and Depot
Easter Friday       18 April               CLOSED
Easter Saturday   19 April               CLOSED
Easter Sunday     20 April               CLOSED
Easter Monday     21 April               CLOSED
Easter Tuesday    22 April               CLOSED

Garbage and Recycling Collection
Normal fortnightly collection

Nubeena Transfer Station (TIP)
Easter Friday         18 April              CLOSED               
Easter Saturday     19 April              9am to 1pm       
Easter Sunday       20 April              CLOSED
Easter Monday      21 April              CLOSED               
Easter Tuesday      22 April             9am to 1pm

For emergencies such as landslides or fallen trees on roads contact 0458512400.


Pursuant to Section 42(1) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, notice is given that Price’s Bay Bridge, Saltwater River, will be temporary closed to all traffic from 22nd April 2014 and reopening on 6th May 2014 for the purpose of replacing the current bridge.  Detours will be setup via Littles Road. 

Wades Road Bridge, White Beach will also be temporary closed to all traffic on 23rd April 2014 between 6am and 5pm for the purpose of replacing the current bridge.  This may effect some residents, please make prior arrangements if needed.  The road will be reopened after 5pm on 23rd April but works may continue on the Wades Road Bridge until 30th April 2014 with minimal disruptions to residents.


About our municipality

The Tasman Municipality is located on Tasmania's picturesque southeast coast approximately 90 minutes from Hobart.  As in many rural communities, Tasman's population is dispersed with the majority of people centered in and around the township of Nubeena and the localities of White Beach, Highcroft, Port Arthur, Premaydena, Saltwater River, Koonya, Taranna, Eaglehawk Neck and Murdunna.  The municipal area covers approximately 659.3 kilometres.  Practically an island, the diversity and abundance of wildlife and plant life is truly remarkable.

The population is relatively stable at approximately 2400, which swells to between 8,000 and 9,000 as a result of tourists and visitors during the summer months who come to enjoy beaches, bush walking and fishing areas as well as as many other tourist attractions.

Tasman strives to be a welcoming community with an unbeatable quaility of life boasting a number of boating and sporting clubs with tourism services catering for all ages and interests.  Tasman is also proving to be an attractive area for property developers, people seeking a 'sea change' and retirees looking for a quieter lifestyle.

The Tasman Peninsula was formerly a bustling industrial zone fuelled by convict labour.  In the era between convict settlement and the introduction of the modern tourist industry the area was mostly engaged in timber and fishing.  The terrain and soil type impeded large-scale agriculture although fruit farming and general farming was and still is carried out in suitable locations.

The Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas are renowned for its rugged coastlines which have been the scene of a number of shipwrecks.  At Eaglehawk Neck there are many strange rock formations, including The Devil's Kitchen, Tasmans Arch, Blow Hole and the Tessellated Pavements.  Tasman has been said to have some of the world's best surf spots at Eaglehawk Neck, Roaring Beach and Shipsterns Bluff.

An extremely scenic part of Tasmania that is dominated by rolling pastures and heavily timbered hills and surrounded by dramatic coastline of sheer cliffs, towering rocky outcrops and sheltered bay and sea caves.  Walking tracks and kayaks provide access to the area's most isolated areas.








Contact Tasman Council

1713 Main Road

Nubeena Tas 7184


Telephone: (03) 6250 9200

Fax: (03) 6250 9220


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Emergency Contact: 0458 512 400