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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2026 Local Government Elections

The next Local Government Council election will be held in October 2026. Amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 mean that voting in local government elections is compulsory for all electors on the State roll.

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