Northern Midlands
Our Lifestyle

Our Lifestyle

Many residents choose to live in the Northern Midlands for the relaxed country lifestyle in or near our heritage towns and villages, whilst being close enough to the city of Launceston to access and enjoy the urban services, educational facilities and workplaces.

The Northern Midlands’ heritage towns, magnificent Georgian architecture, picturesque countryside, antiques and speciality shops, variety of eating and meeting places, trout fishing, family events, festivals, country shows, strong arts community, and World Heritage Listed convict built Brickendon and Woolmers Estates make the area attractive to visitors and locals alike.

Council is committed to ensuring our communities are vibrant, sustainable and resilient whilst promoting their diversity and conserving the heritage values of our historic properties and landscape.

Our Location

The Administration Offices of the Northern Midlands Council are situated at 13 Smith Street Longford. The Northern Midlands municipality covers the northern midland region of Tasmania traversing a diverse landscape; additional information regarding the area and landscape can be found on our website.
As a Councillor at Northern Midlands Council you will be representing the community and it is important that you have an understanding of the townships and areas that comprise the Northern Midlands municipal area.

The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) provides information regarding the Tasmanian Local Government Areas and the boundaries of each municipality in the state, to see this map refer the LGAT website link provided;

Our History

The following link to our website provides some historical information regarding the amalgamation and creation of Northern Midlands Council and the diverse townships and landscapes which make up our municipality.  

Community Context - Profile

The Northern Midlands Council was created on the 2nd April 1993 from the merger of the former Municipalities of Longford, Evandale, Campbell Town and Ross, together with the towns of Rossarden, Avoca and Royal George from the Fingal municipality.

It covers an area of 5,130 square kilometres, extending from Liffey Bluff in the west to Mount St John in the east (150 kms) and from Relbia in the north to Tooms Lake in the south (95 kms). 

Northern Midlands is one of the largest and most diverse municipal areas in Tasmania. It ranges from mountainous country on its eastern and western boundaries to extensive grazing lands renowned for fine wool production, the rich agricultural river flats of the Esk, Lake and Macquarie Rivers; historic towns and villages, and from small businesses to multi-million dollar enterprises. Many of the towns and villages have distinctive heritage qualities which make them attractive places to live. The population of the Northern Midlands was estimated to be 12,741 by the 2012 ABS figures (2011 -12,228). This was 2.5% of the estimated State population that totalled 512,333.

The following link to the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides the most recent statistical information relating to the Northern Midlands municipality; and includes a profile of the community across the region by population, economy, industry, energy and environment;
The above link also provides links to additional statistics on previous year’s data to enable comparisons regarding decline and/or growth areas. 
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