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Nestling between the lofty heights of Mt Wellington and the sparkling estuary of the Derwent, Hobart is a city that’s shaped and defined by hills, bushland and water.

Sunshine on convict-chipped stone, whitecaps riffling the breezy river, the twinkle of lights in the branches of Salamanca’s plane trees, a spectrum of fine flavours from southern Tasmania’s wonderful food and wine – they’re just some of the things that make a short break in Hobart a great idea.

In this section

  • Hobart's Inner City Development Plan

    Internationally-recognised urban planner and architect Jan Gehl has completed his commissioned study which is the first stage of Hobart’s Inner City Development Plan. The study is titled Hobart 2010 Public Spaces and Public Life – a city with people in mind.

  • Living in Hobart

    Living in Hobart

    The City of Hobart is one of the most beautiful and liveable Cities in the world. As the second oldest city in Australia the City offers a wonderful blend of built and cultural heritage; environment; a vibrant art and dynamic sporting culture and a low stress lifestyle. See here for further information about this wonderful city including information regarding schools, childcare, housing, hospitals, and other general services.

  • Visiting Hobart

    Visiting Hobart

    Hobart is the perfect base for explorations of southern Tasmania, with all the region's attractions accessible in an easy day's touring. Here's a sample of what's waiting for you in and around Hobart including the famous Salamanca Markets, sightseeing, eateries and shopping.

  • Hobart Events

    Hobart Events

    The Hobart City Council is responsible for the delivery of some of the state’s best known event activities including the world famous Salamanca Markets. During the festive season there is lots to see and do commencing with the Hobart Christmas Pageant, Carols by the Bay and to top it off the Taste Festival which is a New Year celebration highlight. Other events also presented include the Hobart Exceptional Customer Service Awards.

  • Parking & Accessibility

    Shoppers and visitors can access a range of car parks all within easy walking distance of key destinations in the city centre. This section covers locations, fees and accessibility to these services in the Hobart CBD.

  • Demographics

    Includes statistics concerning the Hobart population, including age, unemployment, education, religion, Enlglish and non-English speaking people.

  • Sister Cities

    Hobart City Council has formal Sister City relationships with Yaizu, Japan and L'Aquila, Italy.

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001