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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.

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  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

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

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Council Meetings

Dorset Council Meetings are held monthly, are open to the public and commence at 6.00 pm at the Council Chambers, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale (unless an alternative location is listed). Agendas for the meeting are available to the public and can be downloaded below or a hard copy collected from the Council Offices.


2020 Schedule of Ordinary Council Meetings 

Monday 20 January

Monday 17 February (Gladstone Hall)

Monday 16 March

Monday 27 April*

Monday 18 May

Monday 29 June*

Monday 20 July

Monday 17 August

Monday 21 September

Monday 19 October (Ringarooma)

Monday 16 November (Bridport)

Monday 21 December

*The April and June Council Meeting's will be held on the fourth and fifth Monday respectively due to Easter and Budget Estimates preparation 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Council Meetings (from April 27) will be held via video conference in accordance with the provisions of the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020and subsequent Ministerial Orders.  No members of the public will be able to participate.  A recording of the Council Meeting, except for any part held in Closed Session, will be made available for viewing by the public as soon as practicable after the Meeting via Council’s website and social media.


Council Meeting Documents

To view both current and historic agendas and minutes for Council Meetings, click on the links below:

Minutes of Council Meetings
Agendas of Council Meetings

Council Meeting Audio

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Council Meetings (from April 27) will be held via video conference in accordance with the provisions of the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 and subsequent Ministerial Orders.  

A recording of the Council Meeting, except for any part held in Closed Session, will be made available for viewing by the public as soon as practicable after the Meeting via Council’s website and social media.


The audio from the virtually held Council Meetings can be downloaded below:

18 May 2020 Council Meeting - Audio Recording
27 April 2020 Council Meeting - Audio Recording


Annual General Meeting

Council is required to hold their Annual General Meeting no later than 15 December each year.  Council held their AGM at the Bridport Hall on Monday 18 November, 2019.

AGM Agenda and Attachments


Public Question Time and Deputations at a Council Meeting

Members of the public can ask questions or make a deputation (statement) at any Council Meeting.  The Public Question Time and Deputations Information Sheet gives you guidelines and the process on how to make a deputation or to speak during public question time.  You can also submit a question/s on notice to the General Manager 7 days prior to a Council Meeting.  Questions can be submitted any of the following ways:

Emailed to: dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au or gm@dorset.tas.gov.au

Posted to: PO Box 21, Scottsdale 7260 marked to the attention of the General Manager, or

Dropped into the Council Offices at 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale

Council still want you to be involved in Council Meetings by submitting Public Questions or Deputations.  Questions or Deputations (statements) can be  submitted by emailed, posted or dropped off as per the above process by 12 noon on the day of the scheduled meeting.  A maximum of three (3) questions can be submitted.  Your Questions or Deputations must include your name, email and/or contact phone number.  Any received will be read out by the Mayor during the Meeting.  Any questions received after this deadline will be taken on notice for the next meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact our friendly customer service team on 03 6352 6500 or email dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au