About Us

Council's Vision Statement

 An active and effective community enhancing West Tamar as the desired place to live, work and visit. 

West Tamar Municipal Area includes the western side of the Tamar River from the suburban area of Riverside in Launceston, extending north to Bass Strait and as far west as Frankford. 

West Tamar Council was inaugurated on the 2nd April 1993 and has offices in Riverside, Exeter and Beaconsfield. 

The major industries are tourism, retailing, agriculture, fishing, world class vineyards and first class maritime education facilities. 

The valley has various natural attractions, including the Narawntapu National Park, Notley Fern Gorge, Tamar Island Wetlands and the Tamar River. The valley has an abundance of historic attractions and points of interest associated with the foundation of Tasmania, in particular, the York Town settlement and the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. 

The Tamar River estuary and its tributaries are home to an abundance of birdlife and, combined with its beautiful landscape, make West Tamar a peaceful and idyllic residential and rural setting.