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 Hours: 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

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

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After Hours 1300 858 824
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Dorset's Vision

"an inclusive, thriving and connected community"

Council’s Strategic Plan will assist in driving future prosperity in the Dorset region. The Strategic Plan simply and easily defines what Council will be doing over the 2023 – 2032 term and why these initiatives are important to the municipality. The Strategic Plan centres on four key pillars, including improving the liveability of the community, stimulating economic growth, improving service delivery and reducing Council’s environmental footprint.

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2032


  • Council's rates, fees and charges provide value to the community and are some of the lowest in regional Australia
  • all Council buildings are free of charge to Dorset community groups
  • all recreational facilities are free of charge to Dorset sporting groups
  • entry to Council swimming pools is free of charge

  • Planning approval fees for development of eligible new small businesses and existing larger businesses are discounted by 50%;
  • Renewal of annual food business registration fees are waived for permanent residents; and
  • New small businesses are eligible for a 50% rate remission during their first 12 months of operation.
New Business Investment Assistance Policy

Latest News

Road Closed
22 March 2024

Temporary Road Closure | Westwood / Main Street Bridport Junction

Please be advised that the entrance to Westwood Street, Bridport off Main Street is temporarily closed until 5pm, Thursday 28 March. This junction will be re-opened to motorists for the Easter break holiday period, prior to being closed again on Tuesday, 2 April until further notice.
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Tas Water
22 March 2024

TasWater | Bridport Residents Asked to Conserve Water

TasWater has issued a media release encouraging Bridport residents to continue water conservation efforts to help avoid any water restrictions in the community after the hot, dry summer conditions. Residents are urged to conserve water and not undertake any non-essential water usage activities to assist the whole community. For further information contact TasWater 13 6992
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Road Closure Bridge Maintenance
21 March 2024

Road Closure | Garibaldi Road Pioneer

Motorists are advised that Garibaldi Road, Pioneer will be closed from Tebrakunna Road from 7am on Monday, 15 April 2024 until 5:30pm Wednesday, 24 April 2024 to allow for bridge replacement. These works are subject to favourable weather conditions. Any inconvenience is regretted.
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