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Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Dorset - challenging the status quo

At Dorset we do things differently

We believe Councils should be efficient, should provide more value to ratepayers and can implement practical initiatives to stimulate and create an investment friendly environment.   Our philosophy is to keep rates and fees and charges the lowest in regional Australia, support business investment and make Council facilities free of charge to the community.

Did you know....

  • rates on a typical house in Scottsdale are 30% lower than our Local Government neighbours at George Town and St Helens
  • there have been no increases in Council fees and charges since 1 July 2015

  • all Council buildings are free of charge to community groups
  • all recreational facilities are free of charge to sporting groups
  • entry to Council swimming pools is free of charge

  • Council waives all approval fees for businesses
  • Council doesn’t charge an annual food registration licence fee
  • new small businesses receive rate rebates
  • expanding businesses receive rate rebates
New Business Investment Assistance

Latest News

Oct 12, 2019

Supply and Sale of Plant | 4 x 4 Backhoe (Tender 2019/20-06)

Tenders are invited for the supply of one (1) 4 x 4 backhoe/loader and purchase of existing 2005 JCB 3CX. Council’s existing backhoe is available for trade in or alternatively separate purchase. Trade in is not available until replacement vehicle is supplied.
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Oct 07, 2019

King Street Beautification Works

Contractors will be commencing the upgrade of the footpath and associated works in King Street, Scottsdale - between Charles and Alfred Streets on Tuesday 8 October.
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Oct 02, 2019

Road Closure | Jarvis Link

Motorists are advised that Jarvis Link, Bridport will be closed from 7.00am Monday 7 October until 4.30pm Monday 11 November 2019 for preparation and sealing. Any inconvenience is regretted. Any questions can be directed to the Council Depot on 03 6352 6510.
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