Dorset Region

Dorset covers 3,200 square kilometres with a population of around 7,300. Located in the North East of Tasmania, Dorset is approximately a one hour drive from the northern regional ‘capital’ of Launceston.

One of our outstanding qualities is the spectacular diversity of landforms and ecosystems, including coastal geomorphology with extensive complex dunes, rolling rural landscapes, precipitous mountains, world heritage coastal wetlands and a broad range of forest types.

The district is well endowed with natural resources including large areas of volcanic soils of extraordinarily high fertility, native and plantation forests, abundant but relatively underdeveloped water resources and significant underdeveloped coastal resources. (source: