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

Sep 30, 2022

Public Access Closure | 99 Main Street Derby

Please be advised that the public open space located at 99 Main Street, Derby (opposite the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trail head) will be closed from 17 October 2022 for the redevelopment of the site
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Sep 28, 2022

Notification of water supply interruption to the Townships of Ringarooma and Legerwood

For more information about this project please contact the TasWater Community Engagement Team, on 13 6992 or email
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Sep 21, 2022

Dorset Australia Day Awards | NOW OPEN

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2023 Dorset Australia Day Awards - which will be presented at the Dorset Australia Day Civic Ceremony to be held during the evening on January 25, 2023.
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