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 Wakling 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, Oatlands, Tunbridge, Tunnack, Parattah, Woodsdale, Levendale, Runnymede, Colebrook, Campania and Rekuna.

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Heritage & Bullock Festival 2019

Posted Thursday, 11 July 2019, 5.55pm

The Heritage and Bullock Festival is on again.  Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019.    200 Years On there’s still plenty of ways to get held upon the Heritage Highway in Oatlands.
Join Us!  This event is free entry

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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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The Small Community Grants Program for 2019/2020

Posted Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 5.00pm

The Community is advised that Council’s Community Small Grants Program 2019 will be advertised in the Hobart Mercury on Saturday 27th July 2019, it opens on Monday 29th July 2019 and closes at 4.00 pm on Monday 26th August 2019. 

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Expressions of Interest for a Commercial Operator - Oatlands Commisariat Woodfired Oven (1883)

Posted Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4.10pm

As part of the recently completed Oatlands Commissariat Project, Council are seeking expressions of interest for a commercial operator to use the restored 1883 'Scotch Oven' - a massive woodfired oven which served the district as a bakery from 1883-c1940s.

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