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.

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Council is committed to ensuring all public and councillor request for works are registered and dealt with within the guidelines of Council's customer service charter. Additionally, Council has in place public and Councillor request procedures to ensure all requests are dealt with in a timely manner. If you have an issue you would like to report to Council for follow up, including any problems you experience with a road or any signage within the Municipality:
  • 1. Download the PDF form to make a request.
  • 2. Print the form and fill it in.
  • 3. Hand it in at the Council office or send it to us by email, fax or post.
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Easter Closing Times Robert Higgins – General Manager

Tasman Council Office and Depot
Easter Friday 25 March CLOSED
Easter Monday 28 March CLOSED
Easter Tuesday 29 March CLOSED

Garbage and Recycling Collection
Normal fortnightly collection

Nubeena Transfer Station (TIP)
Easter Friday 25 March CLOSED
Easter Saturday 26 March 9am to 1pm
Easter Sunday 27 March CLOSED
Easter Monday 28 March CLOSED
Easter Tuesday 29 March 9am to 1pm
For emergencies such as landslides or fallen trees on roads contact 0458512400.