CHOOSE WEST COAST
The West Coast Council area is located in western Tasmania, about 270 kilometres south-west of the Launceston CBD.
The region is celebrated for its tourism, mining and fishing. The clean air, mild climate and strong commitment to community make the West Coast a fantastic and unique place to be. The West Coast also provides a popular choice for people seeking a ‘sea change’, and those seeking work within the tourism, aquaculture and mining industries.
TOWNSHIPS IN THE WEST COAST
The West Coast Local Government area is located in Western Tasmania and is bounded by the Southern Ocean in the West and our Regional Centres to the North. Coastal populations Strahan, Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour, inland communities of Queenstown, Zeehan, Tullah and Rosebery and the small historic townships of Gormanston and Linda are all within a short distance from magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.
LIVING IN THE WEST COAST
The West Coast Council area is predominantly rural, with urban areas in the small townships of Queenstown, Rosebery, Strahan, Tullah and Zeehan. Forestry, fishing, mining and tourism are important industries. The West Coast Council area encompasses a total land area of nearly 9,600 square kilometres. The West Coast Council area is served by the Lyell Highway and the Zeehan Highway.