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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The 2022 Local Government Elections were held in October 2022 via postal ballot.

Local Government Elections

The next Local Government election will be held in 2026.

General Manager's Roll Eligibility

What if I have a shack or a shop—or if I’m not an Australian citizen?

You are also eligible to be on the local government roll if:

  • you own or occupy land in a municipal area different from where you are enrolled on the state electoral roll, or
  • you are the nominated representative of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area.

To enrol under these special provisions you need to complete the appropriate enrolment form and return it to the General Manager of the relevant council:

All forms are available from the Council Offices or by visiting the Electoral Office of Tasmania Website.

For further information or to ensure your details are correct, please contact the Council Offices on 03 6352 6500 or email