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 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

Mar 27, 2021

Road Closure | Nook Road - Little Forester River

Motorists are advised that Nook Road will be closed at Little Forester River from 8:00am Tuesday 6 April until 5:00 pm Thursday 22 April to allow for bridge replacement. Works are subject to favourable weather conditions. Any inconvenience is regretted.
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Mar 17, 2021

Planning Reform: The Tasmanian Planning Scheme

State and Local governments are undertaking reform of the Tasmanian planning system. Under this reform, the current Dorset Interim Planning Scheme 2013 will be replaced by the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, which will be comprised of both the State Planning Provisions (SPP) and Council’s own Local Provisions Schedule (LPS).
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Mar 17, 2021

Dorset Council E-Newsletter | March 2021

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