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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Community Health

The Dorset community is serviced by a range of health facilities, programs and specialists.

ISLAND Project

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is a global research leader on the risk factors for dementia and has recently launched the ISLAND Project - the largest dementia prevention project in the world.  Over 10,000 Tasmanian's over 50 years of age are needed for the proejct.  Register your interest or find out more information here.

Rural Alive & Well (RAW)

Rural Alive & Well's Outreach Program is a 24 hour a day service - 7 days a week - simply call 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283). Local outreach worker, Rhonda Gee-Mackrill can come to you, or alternatively can talk to you over the phone. Her role is to offer a friendly ear in a difficult time, as well as offer information, support and strategies to help, and link you to relevant services that can assist. Her service is free and confidential. Rhonda can be contacted directly on 0418 473 293 or email

Cancer Council Outreach Service

The Cancer Council Outreach Service have a 4 weekly service at the Scottsdale LINC from 10 - 11 am on Tuesdays. Working to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians, through advocacy, raising awareness of cancer prevention and offering support and information for anyone affected by the disease. Contact the LINC on 03 6778 8586 to confirm the date of their next visit.

Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions offers family mediation and family counselling which can help families cope with separation and receive support. Family mediation can assist you and your ex-partner to reach mediated property, financial and/or parenting plans without having to go through a long, stressful and costly court process. Both family mediation and family counselling are based on an individual’s income with concession rates available. Other services available include workplace and community mediation, individual counselling and employee assistance programs.

Who can access: Anyone, with no referrals required.

Availability: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays by telephone, 6334 9151.

Dorset Community House

3 Cameron Street, Scottsdale 7260

(03) 6352 2765

The Dorset Community House offers educational courses and social activites for people within the community. The community house also provides referrals to health services and offers a meeting room for organisations. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.  A Laurel House Counsellor is available on the last Monday of every month.


Dorset Council provides free "in-school" immunisation programs for school children. For further information regarding the school-based immunisation program please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on 03 6352 6500 or click here to view the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Sharps Disposal

Please note that private needle users, such as diabetics, can obtain sharps containers from Dorset Council at reduced rates.

Health Facilities

Dorset health facilities information is available on the Living in Dorset page here.


Dorset Suicide Prevention Network - Community and Health Services Directory - here