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 amongst the lowest in regional Australia, support business investment and make Council facilities available free of charge to the community.

Did you know....

  • rates on a typical house in Scottsdale are generally between 15% and 30% lower than most Tasmanian Councils
  • Council did not increase fees and charges from 1 July 2015 to 1 July 2021

  • 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

Aug 16, 2022

Briefing of Decisions | 15 August Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or General Manager, Mr Tim Watson (03 6352 6500).
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Aug 09, 2022

Victoria Street Reconstruction | COMMENCED

The first stage of the reconstruction of Victoria Street, Scottsdale has commenced with works continuing over the coming months.
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Aug 03, 2022

Road Closure | Cascade Dam Road, Derby

Motorists are advised that Cascade Dam Road, Derby will be closed from 7am Monday 8 August 2022 until 4pm Friday 2 September 2022 to allow for safety improvements. Local resident will still have access. Any inconvenience is regretted.
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