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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  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824
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Dorset Council facilities for hire include Community Halls and Recreation Venues.

Council have the following facilities available around Dorset for hire:

  • Branxholm Recreation Ground
  • Bridport Hall
  • Bridport Multi Function Centre @ Recreation Ground
  • Bridport Recreation Ground
  • Bridport Village Green
  • Derby Hall
  • Northeast Park
  • Nugget Sellers Pavilion
  • Scottsdale Netball Courts
  • Scottsdale Stadium (Stadium Floor Management Information)
  • Scottsdale Swimming Pool
  • Rotary Stall Van
  • Winnaleah Community Centre @ Recreation Ground
  • Winnaleah Hall

The following buildings are Council owned, but bookings are made via Hall Caretakers - please contact Council for information on who to contact:

  • Pioneer Hall
  • Branxholm Hall
  • Legerwood Hall
  • Springfield Hall
  • Gladstone Hall
  • North Scottsdale Hall
  • Ringarooma Hall

To hire a Council facility, an Application for Facility Hire Form must be completed and returned to the Council Office at 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale (PO Box 21, Scottsdale, TASMANIA 7260) or via email

Since the 2017/18 financial year, Council decided to remove fees for the use of community halls and facilities when being used for community purposes, and the entry fees into the Scottsdale and Branxholm swimming pools have also been removed. Council's 2022/23 Fees and Charges Schedule is available here.

For assistance in completing an Application for Facility Hire Form, or for further information including availability, contact the Council Office on 03 6352 6500.


To make application on behalf of a Club, you must be known to Council as an authorised member of the Club



Hire Details

Please ensure that your requested usage time includes setup/cleaning and pack up time required

Start DateEnd DateDay of WeekStart TimeEnd Time


If yes, do you hold a Certification of Registration for a food business?

Temporary structures include: booths, tents, temporary enclosures, mobile structures, temporary bridges, temporary stages, temporary platforms and temporary towers.


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