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.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 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

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03 February 2023

PlanBuild Tasmania is now live

PlanBuild Tasmania allows anyone to enter an address in the portal to see what planning zones and codes apply to their property. A Property Report can be generated which includes maps, details of the planning zone, codes and other information that affect the selected property.
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Council Office External
16 January 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 16 January Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Council Office External
20 December 2022

Briefing of Decisions | 19 December Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or General Manager, Mr John Marik (03 6352 6500).
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Council Office External
13 December 2022

Local Provisions Schedule Now in Effect

Dorset Council recently received directions from the Tasmanian Planning Commission in accordance with Section 35K(1)(a) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, relating to the Council's Draft Local Provisions Schedule.
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08 December 2022

Dorset Council E-Newsletter | December 2022

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2022 Recipients
07 December 2022

2023 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships | NOW OPEN

Dorset Council are seeking applications for the Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships. These scholarships have all been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who was a strong advocate of education in Dorset. Application forms are available from Dorset Council Reception (3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale) or can be downloaded on our website.
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06 December 2022

Appointment of General Manager

Dorset Council has appointed Mr John Marik as the new General Manager at a Special Meeting of Council held this afternoon. Mr Marik is currently the Director – Corporate Services with Council a position he has held for the last 5 years and has been Acting General Manager since late September.
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Council Office External
28 November 2022

Notice of Special Council Meeting

A Special Meeting of Dorset Council will be held at the Council Chambers, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale on Tuesday 6 December 2022 commencing at 3:15 pm.
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