Hobart’s northern suburbs

The area north of Hobart city is served by the glenorchy city council (Population: 44,620) and the brighton council (Population: 13,820).


Glenorchy is located about seven kilometres north of the Hobart CBD. It has the Derwent River as its eastern boundary. The city of Glenorchy is characterised by a mix of industrial, commercial and residential development. It is bisected by the main north-south regional transport corridors comprising the State railway line and the Brooker Highway.

Glenorchy is well served by a range of high quality sporting, entertainment and recreational facilities, including an 18-hole golf course at Claremont. Claremont is also home to the cadbury chocolate factory – a major employer and contributor to the Tasmanian economy.

The Derwent Entertainment Centre
The Derwent Entertainment Centre. Glenorchy has excellent community facilities.
suburbs of glenorchy
Suburb Distance from GPO (km) Description
Austins Ferry 17.6 (See Granton/Austins Ferry)
12.0 (Population: 4,000) Berriedale/Chigwell is a predominantly residential area. Berriedale was a fruit producing district from the 1940s and is known as one of Tasmania’s wine regions. Major features of the area include Mount Faulkner Primary School, Moorilla Estate, Cameron Park and Berriedale Foreshore Reserve.
Claremont 14.4
View of Mt Wellington from Claremont
View of Mt Wellington
from Claremont
(Population: 7,400) The Claremont area is mainly residential with some industrial land uses. The cadbury chocolate factory began production in 1921 and continues today as a major local industry and tourist attraction. Area facilities include three primary schools, Holy Rosary School, Claremont High School, Claremont College, the claremont golf club, Cadbury Sportsgrounds and Abbotsfield Park.
16.7 (Population: 770) Collinsvale/Glenlusk is a rural and rural-residential area. Development dates from the 1870s when German farming immigrants settled here. Major features include the Collinsvale Primary School and Collinsvale Town Hall.
Derwent Park 7.4 (See Moonah/Derwent Park)
Glenorchy 8.8 (Population: 9,950) Glenorchy is a predominantly residential area with some commercial land use. Development dates from 1804 when the first land grant was made. Facilities in Glenorchy include the Brent Street Primary School, Dominic Primary School, Cosgrove High School, Dominic College, Guildford Young College, Tasmanian Transport Museum, Aquatic Leisure Centre, Glenorchy Shopping Centre, Royal Hobart Showgrounds, Glenorchy Water Catchment Reserve, King George V Park and Tolosa Park.
Goodwood 7.9 (Population: 1,830) Goodwood is a residential and industrial area. It is home to the Tasmanian Technopark, which includes manufacturing technology, information technology, biotechnology, electronics and specialist engineering. Other facilities include Goodwood School, Elwick Racecourse, Defence Department offices, Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park, Giblins Reserve and the Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground.
Austins Ferry
18.6 (Population: 2,420) Granton/Austins Ferry is a predominantly residential and rural-residential area. Part of the suburb of Granton is located in the Municipality of Derwent Valley. Development dates from the early 1900s, although primarily from the postwar years. Most of the houses were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The area is home to a timber mill. Major features include St Virgils College and Poimena Reserve.
Lutana 5.9 (Population: 2,400) Lutana is a residential and industrial area. Development dates from the 1920s when a large industrial plant and housing estate were built by the Electrolytic Zinc Company (now zinifex). Significant development occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, including public housing estates.
Montrose 9.9 (See Rosetta/Montrose)
Derwent Park
6.3 (Population: 5,350) Moonah/Derwent Park is a predominantly residential area with some industrial and commercial land use. Facilities include Bowen Road Primary School, Moonah Primary School, St Therese’s School, Moonah Shopping Centre and Benjafield Park.
11.3 (Population: 4,490) Rosetta/Montrose is a residential and industrial area. Facilities include two primary schools, a high school and the Derwent Entertainment Centre.
West Moonah 8.9 (Population: 3,750) West Moonah is a predominantly residential area. Facilities include Springfield Gardens Primary School and Hilliard Christian School.


Approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Hobart, the Brighton municipality is traversed by the Midland Highway, the major corridor linking the north and the south of Tasmania.

The larger residential areas within the municipal boundaries are Brighton, Old Beach, Bridgewater, Gagebrook and the historic precinct of Pontville. Tea Tree is the only predominantly rural area.

Brighton was principally a rural municipality but, with the development of the Bridgewater and Gagebrook housing estates by the State Government during the 1970s, and other private development, the municipality is now considered to be a small urban Council.

In recent years, much commercial development has taken place in Bridgewater and other Brighton townships.

Suburb Distance from GPO (km) Description
Bridgewater/Gagebrook 22.0 (Population: 10,320)
Old Beach 17.5 (Population: 1,980)
Pontville 27.3 (Population: 1,650)
Tea Tree 34.4