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

2024 Group Shot All Awards
26 January 2024

2024 Dorset Australia Day Awards

On Thursday, 25 January 2024, Council held their annual awards reception to celebrate those within our community who have made a significant contribution to Dorset at the Ringarooma Memorial Hall.
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Council Meeting Outcomes Graphic
23 January 2024

Briefing of Decisions | 22 January 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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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
19 December 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 18 December 2023 Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact Commissioner Andrew Wardlaw (0408 766 019) or Acting General Manager, Mr Rohan Willis (03 6352 6500).
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Graphic AGM and Council Meeting Bridport 2023
21 November 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 20 November 2023 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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31 October 2023

Playground Design Competition and Feedback open!

Got something to say on Dorset's playgrounds? Now is your chance!
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Meeting Outcomes Ringarooma 2023
17 October 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 16 October 2023 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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Delays Road Works
20 September 2023

Road Work Delays | Golconda Road

Motorists please be advised road work will commence on Golconda Road from Koomeela Road to Willis Road on Monday 25 September 2023 - delays will occur. Please allow extra time for travelling. Any inconvenience is regretted.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
19 September 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 18 September 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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29 August 2023

Launch of Northern Tasmania Alliance for Resilient Councils

The Commissioner and General Manager attended the launch of the Northern Tasmania Alliance for Resilient Councils (NTARC) in Launceston on Monday, 28 August 2023. NTARC has secured the services of Katrina Graham as the Regional Climate Change Program Manager for the eight northern councils, which includes Dorset Council.
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24 August 2023

Scottsdale Bike Park Update

Jump over to the Scottsdale Bike Park project and get yourself up to speed with developments. If you have any thoughts, suggestions or feedback on our plan of attack for the park please fill out the feedback form.
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Vale Yvonne Thorne
22 August 2023

Vale | Former Mayor and Deputy Mayor – Yvonne Thorne

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of our friend and former Councillor, Yvonne Thorne.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
22 August 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 21 August 2023 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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Information
16 August 2023

Microchipping Week 2023

The Scottsdale Veterinary Services with sponsorship from Council, will be holding the annual Microchipping Week - 4 - 8 September 2023. Bookings are essential - see poster for more details.
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Council Office External
02 August 2023

Notice to All Dorset Community Members | Board of Inquiry

Please see below a notice to all Dorset community members from Minister for Local Government, Hon. Nic Street MP regarding the Board of Inquiry and subsequent announcement today to suspend all Dorset Councillors for the duration of the inquiry.
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Information
18 July 2023

The Future of Local Government Review | Community Hearings

The Future of Local Government Board is hosting nine Community Hearings during August 2023 - each hearing will provide a dedicated session for both councils and communities to present to the Local Government Board any area of interest to the Future of Local Government Review.
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Generic Council Meeting Outcomes
18 July 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 17 July 2023 Council Meeting

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Mayor, Cr Greg Howard (0409 546 247) or Acting General Manager, Mr Rohan Willis (03 6352 6500).
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Council Meeting Outcomes June 2023 Graphic
27 June 2023

Briefing of Decisions | 26 June 2023 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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15 June 2023

Burn Brighter This Winter

Smoke reduces the quality of the air we breathe. Prolonged exposure to smoke from wood heaters is a significant problem for people who have chronic illnesses like asthma and heart conditions.
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