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

Nov 28, 2022

Notice of Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of Dorset Council will be held at the Council Chambers, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale on Tuesday 6 December 2022 commencing at 3:15 pm.
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Nov 22, 2022

Briefing of Decisions | 21 November 2022 Annual General Meeting and Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or Acting General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Nov 19, 2022

Bridport Foreshore Maintenance Update

Council and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (Crown Land) have in principle agreement in regards to future maintenance of the Bridport foreshore. Part of this agreement includes Council mowing and maintaining the foreshore, including the removal of dead or dangerous trees and various other weed species.
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