Southern Midlands Council

Friday 30 January, 2015

Welcome to the Southern Midlands

Drop into the Heritage Highway Visitor Centre.

Take a tour of the Callington Mill Complex

Explore the Topiary Trail in Oatlands village

Keep a watch out for the Shadows of the Past

Visit the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary

View our heritage resources and collections

Step back in time

Take in our wonderful landscapes and things from a bygone era

Welcome to the Southern Midlands of Tasmania, where a blend of good old fashion values and modern ideas co-exist.  The Southern Midlands Council is a rural local government authority with approximately 3400 rateable properties and 6000 persons scattered throughout the districts.

Towns and localities include Mangalore, Bagdad, Broadmarsh, Elderslie, Dysart, Kempton, Melton Mowbray, Oatlands, Tunbridge, Tunnack, Parattah, Woodsdale, Levendale, Runnymede, Colebrook, Campania and Rekuna.

Latest News

The Heart of Country Tour

Posted Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5.00pm

Good Morning Country in association with 97.1fm presents  "The Heart of Country Tour"

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Kempton Festival

Posted Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5.00pm

Its on again.  The Kempton Festival, Sunday 22nd February 2015.  The Kempton Festival held at the Recreation (Football) Ground in the Main Street of the historic village 47 kms north of Hobart is an important annual event in the Southern Midlands.

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Rotherwood Road Bridge 1137 - Design & Refurbishment

Posted Thursday, 15 January 2015, 12.05am

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced bridge construction companies to design and refurbish the Rotherwood Road Bridge over the Jordan River west of Jericho.

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Bushlinks 500

Posted Monday, 5 January 2015, 4.00pm

Bushlinks500, an environmental project managed by Southern Midlands Council, has recently been completed. Bushlinks500 site works were undertaken on 11 farms and the following outcomes were achieved:

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Heritage Arts & Culture Project

Posted Thursday, 13 November 2014, 6.00pm

A Heritage Arts and Crafts project is starting in our area.

  • What skills would you like to learn?
  • Or what could you teach?
  • What ideas do you have?

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Events Calendar


9 Feb
Royal Hobart Regatta Public Holiday
22 Feb
Kempton Festival
24 Feb
Council Meeting - Tunbridge Halll
25 Feb
Launceston Cup

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Southern Midlands of Tasmania, where a blend of good old fashion values and modern ideas co-exist