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 Hours: 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After Hours 1300 858 824
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Scottsdale Counselling Outreach | Relationships Australia

Profession and confidential counselling in Scottsdale, every Thursday. Appointments available now.

22 William Street, Scottsdale - Every Thursday

For more information call Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277 or email

Scottsdale Counselling Outreach Flyer

Monthly Garage Sale & Market - Derby Town Hall

Occurs every third Sunday - 9 am to 1 pm. No fees and all are welcome. The Hall is open to Stallholders at 8 am and no bookings are required. Sausage Sizzle and refreshments served by the North East Tasmania Lapidary Club. For more information contact Erika on 0487 773 830.

North East Tasmania Lapidary Club

Rock up and have a look! 43 Main Street, Derby every Wednesday and Saturday between 10 am - 4 pm. For more information contact Vincent 0403 042 499.

Tasmanian Online Service Finder

Have you ever needed information about what programs and services are in your area? An online database is now available called and it lists services in a variety of categories such as addiction support, crisis and emergency support, resources for children, young people and older Tasmanians, relationship support, health and housing services. It’s designed for everyone to access, and is funded by a collective, initially lead by Anglicare, which includes Baptcare, CatholicCare, Colony47, Hobart City Mission, Mission Australia, Red Cross, Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Salvation Army, TasCOSS and UnitingCare Tasmania. Findhelptas is now managed by TasCOSS. If you have a program or service you’d like included on the directory, you can submit the details on the online form available on the site. If you need to update your data or if you have any queries, feel free to contact Leah Cleary, Project Support Officer, on 6231 0755 or

Bridport U3A

Have you ever wanted to learn new skills with like-minded people in a fun and interactive way? Well the new Bridport University of the 3rd Age (U3A) may be just what you’re looking for… it is a non-for-profit self-directed learning cooperative run solely by volunteers for the benefit of the community. For an annual fee of $45 (to cover insurance) you can get access to all courses offered by Bridport U3A. Aimed at over 50s or those who are retired or semi-retired, course options are limited only by your imagination. You may also have a desire to share your skills in a particular area and offer to teach at the U3A. Registrations are currently being taken in person at the Bridport Pavilion, or by emailing

Business Key Holder Registration

Scottsdale Police are establishing a Business Key Holder Register in the north-east. It is designed as a first point of contact for police outside of normal business hours, should they need to urgently contact the business owner or manager. If you'd like to make sure they have your details, you can download a copy of the form from the Tasmania Police website.

Tasmania Police Website

Dorset Community Men's Shed

We can be found at 2 Christopher Street, Scottsdale (on the town side of the recreation ground). We create items to sell to the public from our gallery. We repair and build what is required by customers. You can be guided by our members if you wish to build something for yourself. Maybe you have a project you wish to do, but just need some help to complete it? Maybe just come and have a coffee and a chat, you decide what you would like to do! Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (although this can change over the winter months). Contact Merv on 0417 542 152 for more details.

Adult Literacy

Do you need help with reading, writing, maths or learning skills? You can access FREE one-to-one private tutoring for adults, simply by calling Scottsdale Library’s Adult Literacy Coordinator on 0428 167 429 or email

Tutoring is designed to suit your needs and provided in a comfortable, confidential Library space. Simply contact us to have a chat to see how we can help!

FREE Public PC and Wi-Fi Access

Did you know that you can use a computer and access the internet for free at your local library? Computers and Wi-Fi are available to use at Bridport, Scottsdale and Ringarooma Libraries. All Libraries have public access machines, and have Wi-Fi available at most sites from 6am – 9pm 7 days. Check the locations and hours pages for your local site for more details (see below). All you need is your own device to connect to the Libraries Tasmania network, no password required.

  • Connect to the Wi-Fi network Libraries Tasmania
  • Open any webpage and agree to our terms and conditions
Libraries Tasmania

Launceston Community Legal Centre

Free legal advice is available from a visiting lawyer at Dorset Community House the first Thursday of each month. For more information or to book an appointment please call 6334 1577 or 1800 066 019.