Southern Midlands Council

Welcome to the Southern Midlands

Take a walk around 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

Take a stroll along the Dulverton Walking Track

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 3,800 rateable properties and 6,000 persons scattered throughout the districts.

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

Latest News

Positions Vacant

Posted Friday, 24 January 2020, 1.00pm

Positions Vacant as advertised in the Mercury on Saturday 25th January 2020.   Applications are invited for two Municipal Employee positions with Southern Midlands Council. These are full time permanent positions with one based at Oatlands and one based at Kempton.


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Community Bushfire Fundraiser

Posted Monday, 20 January 2020, 5.00pm

Come along and support our community.  Street Parade featuring Brian & his bullock team along High Street starts at 10am followed by a sausage sizzle at Drovers Hut in Callington Park, Oatlands.
All proceeds from donations, food & drink sales go towards helping our community rebuild.

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Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Munucipality

Posted Monday, 20 January 2020, 8.00am

There continues to be little rainfall in most of the state with some areas recording the lowest rainfall on record. Given the below average rainfall received and the current forecasts, restrictions are now in place for the majority of the state.

Water restrictions announced on 20 January 2020 will be in place until 31 March 2020.

Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Municipality from 20th January 2020 and will remain in place until the 31st March 2020.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions apply to Oatlands and Stage 1 Water Restrictions now apply to the balance of the Municipality.


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Australia Day Award Recipients and Presentation Ceremony

Posted Monday, 23 December 2019, 12.00pm

The Southern Midlands Australia Day Award recipients announced. Congratulation to the following recipients who will be presented Australia Day Awards by Mayor Alex Green

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Events Calendar


Australia Day Public Holiday
Royal Hobart Regatta Public Holiday
Kempton Festival
Council Meeting – Tunbridge Hall

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Local Weather Source: © Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Partly cloudy
Sat 25 Jan 2020
Min 11°C Max 23°C
Partly cloudy.

Issued 4.25pm, Fri 24 Jan 2020

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