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Latrobe:

Latrobe is an eight minute drive east of Devonport, along the Bass Highway, and an ideal breakfast stop for passengers disembarking the Spirit of Tasmania ferries.

Latrobe was the original port on the Mersey River, servicing the infant timber and shale industries plus the beginnings of agriculture in the district. But larger ships needed a  larger draught than was available at Bells Parade, so the towns of Torquay and Formby (which later became Devonport) were established at the rivermouth.

Today, the historic township of Latrobe features a multitude of art, craft and antique shops and some unique retail outlets. It is an ideal, tranquil location for those with business in Devonport.

 

Port Sorell:

Port Sorell is a seaside village with a spectacular front door – the picturesque Port Sorell harbour which is a shark and ray breeding sanctuary, home to Tasmania’s biggest penguin colony and bordered by Narawntapu National Park, the best place in Tasmania to see the island’s unique wildlife in its natural surroundings.

The area had been the seaside base for the Punnilerpanner aboriginal tribe for at least 4000 years. Port Sorell was the first settlement on the North-West Coast, established for its wattle bark, lime, timber and swan feather industries in about 1820. Initially it was a busy trading port, particularly as farming developed in the surrounding hills. However, as Devonport grew as a port and as the sandy soil proved less fertile for agriculture than surrounding areas, Port Sorell declined as a working port.

Today, Port Sorell is one of northern Tasmania’s favourite seaside playgrounds and a popular summer holiday destination. Its popularity continues as it has been the fastest-growing population centre in Tasmania for several years.

The picture patchwork of farmland around Port Sorell is an agricultural hub of Tasmania, producing broadacre crops such as potatoes, onions, peas and carrots, as well as smaller scale crops such as wasabi and garlic. In addition, the area has developed new industries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and award-winning wine.

Blooming Tasmania Open Garden at "Hamilton House"

Start Date: 17/11/2018
End Date: 18/11/2018

Carols in Kings Park

Start Date: 15/12/2018
End Date: 15/12/2018

Chapter V perform at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 01/12/2018
End Date: 01/12/2018

Christmas Community Concert

Start Date: 08/12/2018
End Date: 08/12/2018

Christmas Day Service of Holy Communion

Start Date: 25/12/2018
End Date: 25/12/2018

Christmas Eve Service of Holy Communion

Start Date: 24/12/2018
End Date: 24/12/2018

Christmas Eve Service of Holy Communion

Start Date: 24/12/2018
End Date: 24/12/2018

Class of '78 Latrobe High School Reunion

Start Date: 24/11/2018
End Date: 24/11/2018

Danny Kealley performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 21/12/2018
End Date: 21/12/2018

Dog's Christmas Party

Start Date: 09/12/2018
End Date: 09/12/2018

Embroidery Exhibition

Start Date: 19/11/2018
End Date: 02/12/2018

Fast Train Band performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 31/12/2018
End Date: 31/12/2018

Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival

Start Date: 26/01/2019
End Date: 26/01/2019

Jerome Hiller performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 08/12/2018
End Date: 08/12/2018

Jimmy Reece and Steph Chitty perform at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 29/12/2018
End Date: 29/12/2018

Last day of the school year

Start Date: 20/12/2018
End Date: 20/12/2018

Latrobe Businesses on Parade

Start Date: 25/11/2018
End Date: 25/11/2018

Latrobe Carnival

Start Date: 28/12/2018
End Date: 28/12/2018

Latrobe Cemetery Working Bee

Start Date: 09/12/2018
End Date: 09/12/2018

Latrobe Council Meeting

Start Date: 10/12/2018
End Date: 10/12/2018

Latrobe High School Grade 10 Leavers Dinner

Start Date: 20/12/2018
End Date: 20/12/2018

Latrobe Lions Christmas Parade

Start Date: 15/12/2018
End Date: 15/12/2018

Leonard and Tome Trio perform at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 23/11/2018
End Date: 23/11/2018

Market by the Beach

Start Date: 28/12/2018
End Date: 28/12/2018

Market by the Beach

Start Date: 11/01/2019
End Date: 11/01/2019

Market by the Beach

Start Date: 25/01/2019
End Date: 25/01/2019

Neil Gibson performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 04/01/2019
End Date: 04/01/2019

Party Plan Christmas Shopping

Start Date: 06/12/2018
End Date: 06/12/2018

Penguin Island Swim

Start Date: 12/01/2019
End Date: 12/01/2019

Pete Cornelius Band performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 15/12/2018
End Date: 15/12/2018

Peter Cornelius performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 13/01/2019
End Date: 13/01/2019

Port Sorell Carols by Candlelight

Start Date: 09/12/2018
End Date: 09/12/2018

Port Sorell Lions Australia Day Waterslide

Start Date: 26/01/2019
End Date: 26/01/2019

Rob Richards performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 06/01/2019
End Date: 06/01/2019

Run Port Sorell

Start Date: 09/12/2018
End Date: 09/12/2018

Sheyana performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 11/01/2019
End Date: 11/01/2019

Speedway Grand Prix at Gulf Western and Independent Oils Raceway

Start Date: 18/01/2019
End Date: 19/01/2019

Speedway Racing and Fireworks Show

Start Date: 08/12/2018
End Date: 08/12/2018

Speedway Racing at Gulf Western and Independent Oils Raceway

Start Date: 29/12/2018
End Date: 29/12/2018

St Luke's Festival of Carols

Start Date: 14/12/2018
End Date: 14/12/2018

Trev Weaver performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 31/12/2018
End Date: 31/12/2018

Trev Weaver performs at Shearwater Resort

Start Date: 29/11/2018
End Date: 29/11/2018
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Council Address
PO Box 63
170 Gilbert Street
Latrobe Tasmania 7307
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8.00am - 4.30pm
Emergency After Hours: 03 6426 2653