Southern Midlands Council

Saturday 4 July, 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 fashioned 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

July 2015 School Holiday Program

Posted Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 3.10pm

Due to the overwhelming response we've had to our July 2015 School Holiday Program and given the number of children we have on the waiting list, unfortunately we cannot accept or take any more bookings.

Council’s Community Small Grants Program - 2015

Posted Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 2.00pm

Council’s   Community Small Grants program has been established to support projects, programs and activities developed for the benefit of residents of the Southern Midlands municipal area. Council recognises the immense community benefit provided to our residents and visitors by local community organisations through the provision of grants to assist them provide, but not restricted to, programs, improve safety, undertake minor capital works and purchase equipment.

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Midland Highway Interim Safety Improvements - Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1

Posted Friday, 12 June 2015, 8.00am

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to invest $500 million to improve safety on the Midland Highway over the next 10 years.  Using the AusRAP methodology (which is the national road safety audit approach initiated by combined national motoring associations, including RACT), he objective of the investment is to lift the safety standard of this strategic highway to a minimum 3 star AusRAP safety rating over its entire length.  For most of the Midland Highway, the predominant crash type is loss of control, most of which are single vehicle crashes with some resulting in head-on crashes and fatalities. 60% of the fatalities on the highway have been due to head-on crashes.

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Request for Tender

Posted Thursday, 4 June 2015, 5.00pm

Sydney Cottage Bridge, off Elderslie Road, Elderslie - Design & Reconstruction of Bridge

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Dog Registrations

Dog Registrations

Posted Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 1.00pm

Dog registration renewal notices have now been sent out. Current registration expires on June 30. Please note that all current registrations need to be renewed and paid by 31st July 2015 or penalties will apply for failure to re-register your dog by this date.   For the first time, Council is offering dog owners the option of paying their registrations via BPay and BPoint. All required information will be on your renewal notice. A dog tag will be mailed to you once your payment is received by Council. New dog registrations and pension and concession card holders will still need to visit the Council offices to pay their Initial Registrations so desexing papers and concessions cards can be sighted.

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Events Calendar


21 Jul
Council Meeting - Oatlands Council Chambers

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Local Weather Source: © Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Sun 5 Jul 2015
Min 0°C Max 7°C
Rain increasing.

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Issued 4.25pm, Sat 4 Jul 2015

Heritage Highway
Visitor Centre

Visit the Heritage Highway Visitor Information Centre located in the Callington Mill Complex, 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands, Tasmania for information.

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