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.

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Community Survey - Mobile Food Vendors/Food Trucks in the Southern Midlands

Posted Friday, 31 January 2020, 8.00am

Southern Midlands Council is considering a policy regarding the operation of mobile food vendors/food trucks in the Southern Midlands.

Please complete the survey by 28th February 2020 and let us know what you think!

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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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Index - Water & Sewerage

State 1 Water Restrictions

Posted Friday, 20 December 2019, 2.00pm

Stage 1 Water Restrictions are now in place until the end of February 2020 for the following towns - Pontville;  Mangalore;  Bagdad;  Dysart; Kempton; Campania & Colebrook.  For further information please select the link below for more informatation and you will be redirected to TasWater.

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Review of Tasmania's Local Governement Legislation Framework

Posted Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7.05pm

The Tasmanian Government (Department of Premier and Cabinet) is conducting a major review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework.  The Review was announced in June 2018 and will involve extensive consultation with the local government sector, the community and affected stakeholders.

DPAC is holding a Community information and consultation session in Oatlands on Monday 2nd September 2019 from 5:30pm - 7pm at the Midlands Memorial Community Centre High Street, Oatlands hosted by the Oatlands District Progress Association.

Further information about the review, please select the read more link below.

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State Governments Weed Action Fund

Posted Friday, 5 July 2019, 4.00pm

In the 2018-19 State Budget, the Government announced the creation of a new Weeds Action Fund of $5 million over five years commencing in 2018. The funds provided by the Weeds Action Fund (WAF) will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting on valuable agricultural and environmental assets.

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