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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.

Tasman will continue to progress as an innovative and vibrant community, valuing its people, environment and heritage while building a sustainable and diverse future.

Vision Statement

Tasman – custodians of the past; investors in the future

Mission Statement

Tasman Council will be responsive to its community by:

  • Providing effective and strategic leadership;
  • Working in partnership with the community to progress its ideas, values and needs;
  • Identifying and acting on current and emerging priorities and service needs;
  • Enhancing economic growth opportunities through sound planning and leadership;
  • Responding efficiently to the expectations of the community through quality and value-for-money service; and
  • Adopting a creative and progressive approach to all we do.

Statement of Values

Tasman Council will operate in a way that:

  • values our historic, cultural and natural environment and the things that make the Municipality such a unique place to live and work;
  • seeks and encourages quality sustainable, innovative and compatible development;
  • fosters and supports community participation and involvement, tolerance and pride in our community; and
  • promotes and maintains a community that is healthy, active, skilled and informed.

There are currently no employment opportunities at the Tasman Council.  All vacancies are advertised through the Mercury Newspaper and this website.

Mayor Roseanne Heyward writes a monthly report which is published in the local Tasman Gazette newspaper.

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  • Roseanne Heyward


    Phone: 03 6250 3372
    Mobile: 0448 503 333

  • Glenn Skeggs


    Phone: 6250 2607
    Mobile:0427 873 682


  • Kelly Spaulding

    Deputy Mayor

    Mobile: 0409 502 354

  • Maria Stacey


    Mobile: 0409 502 004

  • Alan Hull


    Phone: 03 6250 3407
    Mobile: 0427 503 407

  • Pam Fenerty


    Mobile: 0438 502 797

  • David Moser


    Phone: 6250 3949


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