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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Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Information and Assistance

This page contains links to relevant websites, local business trading hours, assistance available and contact details for support services

A dedicated website has been created by the Tasmanian Government relating to Coronavirus COVID-19 and is the most up-to-date resource that the public/businesses can access.  

This site contains fact sheets, vetted information directly from the State and Federal Government, latest releases of information from the Government and national health alerts:

Click here to access this website

Dorset Businesses | Open for Trading

The following register will be updated regularly with information regarding Dorset businesses that are trading during the COVID-19 crisis.  If you would like to be included, please email or DM Council on their Facebook page.

Dorset Businesses Register (as at 30 March 2020)

Assistance Available

  • Dorset Community House offer emergency relief packages in conjunction with the Salvation Army;
  • 24/7 Mental Health Services/Support:

Assistance Packages Available

Both the Federal and State Government have announced various stimulas and financial assistance programs.  They can be accessed by clicking on the links listed below:

Business Tasmania - COVID-19 Business Support Packages

Aurora - Small Business Assistance and Residential Support

Tasmanian State Government Stimulus and Support Information - Businesses and Industries, Household, Community

Australian Government Support Information

Australian Banking Association - Bank Assistance

TasWater - Business and Residential Support

COVID-19 Business Hotlines

  • Business Tasmania Hotline - 1800 440 026
  • Events Hotline - 1300 880 634
  • Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) COVID-19 Business Hotline - 1300 559 112

Useful Links

Coronavirus Resource Centre

Australian Department of Health

World Health Organisation (for international information)