We are often asked for help when people are trying to work out where to move to in Tasmania. The information below gives you a starting point to read about what each region of Tassie can offer.
Tasmania is generally divided into three main regions – the South (includes Hobart, the capital of Tasmania), the North (includes Launceston) and the Northwest, which includes the regional cities of Devonport and Burnie. Other beautiful but less populated parts of Tasmania are the East Coast and the Western Wilderness. The East often gets split between the north and south regions in official statistics and the like and the West is included in the North-West Region.
The population of the largest cities is around 216,000 in Hobart, 90,000 in Launceston, 20,000 in Burnie and 25,000 in Devonport.
Aside from the main regional centres there are many small towns in all parts of Tasmania that offer good facilities along with a rural lifestyle.
Deciding where to live in Tasmania will of course depend on your individual circumstances. If you are moving with the intention of finding work, then proximity to the larger cities would make most sense. You can still achieve a semi-rural life not too far away if you like, but that may then increase your travel time to work. In Tassie terms, thirty minutes is considered a long commute.
If you are planning to retire to Tasmania, there is bound to be a perfect spot for you to enjoy. Instead of travel time to work, you may be more concerned about how to get to the nearest beach, golf course or winery. You will find all you need on the pages in the Discover Tassie menu above.