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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

Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Information and Assistance

This page contains links to relevant websites, local business trading hours, assistance available and contact details for support services
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Mar 30, 2020

Council Arrangements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorset Council closed the Council Offices and Depots to the public from Thursday 26 March, and has moved to internet and telephone-based customer service systems.
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Mar 26, 2020

Current Closures | Dorset

The following is a list of facilities or services that are closed until further notice due to Coronavirus COVID-19
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