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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 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

Sep 09, 2020

Dorset Council E-Newsletter | September 2020

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Sep 09, 2020

Briefing of Decision | Special Council Meeting - 9 September 2020

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or the General Manager, Tim Watson (03 6352 6500).
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Aug 18, 2020

Briefing of Decisions | 17 August 2020 Council Meeting

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