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

News and Media Releases

Please find the latest news and notices from Dorset Council below. If you have any queries regarding any articles listed, please contact the officer listed or Council reception on 03 6352 6500

Council Office External
22 July 2024

Notice of Special Meeting of Council | 25 July 2024

A Special Meeting of Dorset Council will be held at the Council Chambers, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale on Thursday, 25 July 2024 commencing at 2:00 pm.
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Golconda Road Funding
17 July 2024

Golconda Road Funding Announced

Dorset Council was recently announced as one of just 7 councils across Australia to receive funding as part of Tranche 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
02 July 2024

Briefing of Decisions | Special Meeting of Council - 2 July 2024

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Council Office External
26 June 2024

Notice of Making of Rates and Charges | Financial Year 2024/25

Pursuant to Section 118(a) of the Local Government Act 1993, the following is a summary of the Rates and Charges made at a Council Meeting held on 24 June 2024 for the period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025, namely:
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Council Meeting June
25 June 2024

Briefing of Decisions | Council Meeting - 24 June 2024

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Cr Russell Brown
28 May 2024

Vale | Former Councillor Ronald “Russell” Brown

It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of former Councillor Russell Brown. Russell served as a Dorset Councillor from October 2011 until October 2014. Russell was a fierce advocate for his beloved Legerwood and surrounding area, was passionate about his community, provided considered feedback during debate and is remembered as a great story teller. The Commissioner, Management and Staff pass on their condolences to Russell’s family and friends at this difficult time.
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21 May 2024

Council and Tasmania State Emergency Service sign three year Memorandum of Understanding

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) and Dorset Council, with National Volunteer Week beginning yesterday.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
21 May 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 20 May 2024 Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Volunteer Week Graphic
20 May 2024

Dorset Volunteer Appreciation

This week, Australia celebrates its largest annual recognition of volunteers. It is an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers within the Dorset community.
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Ringarooma Memorial Trees
06 May 2024

Scheduled Maintenance | Memorial Tree Avenue, Ringarooma UPDATE

Thank you to community members who have provided feedback / comments on the proposed maintenance of the Ringarooma Memorial tree avenue.
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South Street Intersection 2
06 May 2024

Temporary Partial Road Closure – South Street, Bridport

Please be advised that access to South Street - from Main Street, and one lane of South Street, Bridport (town centre side) will be temporarily closed from 7am - Monday, 13 May 2024. This closure is to allow for the continuation of stormwater upgrade works in the area.
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Council Office External
23 April 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 22 April 2024 Council Meeting - Council Chambers

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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2024 Barry Jarvis Scholarship Recipients
19 April 2024

2024 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarship Recipients Announced

Yesterday, Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw announced the recipients of the 2024 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships at a ceremony held at the Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe.
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Road Closed
22 March 2024

Temporary Road Closure | Westwood / Main Street Bridport Junction

Please be advised that the entrance to Westwood Street, Bridport off Main Street is temporarily closed until 5pm, Thursday 28 March. This junction will be re-opened to motorists for the Easter break holiday period, prior to being closed again on Tuesday, 2 April until further notice.
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Tas Water
22 March 2024

TasWater | Bridport Residents Asked to Conserve Water

TasWater has issued a media release encouraging Bridport residents to continue water conservation efforts to help avoid any water restrictions in the community after the hot, dry summer conditions. Residents are urged to conserve water and not undertake any non-essential water usage activities to assist the whole community. For further information contact TasWater 13 6992
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March Outcomes
19 March 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 18 March 2024 Council Meeting - Branxholm

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Submissions Open Picture
23 February 2024

OPEN NOW | Community Budget Submissions

Do you have a bright idea for a project or initiative that will benefit the community? Now is your opportunity to share it with Council for consideration during the 2024/25 budget discussions.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
20 February 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 19 February 2024 Council Meeting - Gladstone

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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