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Acton is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 1,349 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7320
Location 3 km (2 mi) S of Burnie
LGA(s) City of Burnie
Region North-west and west
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Suburbs around Acton:
Shorewell Park Hillcrest Upper Burnie
Shorwell Park Acton Upper Burnie
Moorville Downlands Romaine

Acton is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Burnie in the North-west and west LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the town of Burnie. The 2016 census provides a population of 1349 for the state suburb of Acton. It is a suburb of the Burnie in north-west Tasmania.

There is a local milk bar, an IGA Supermarket, and an Aurora Energy electrical substation.

There is an 11.7-hectare (29-acre) reserve at Mussen Close with walking tracks; Stoney Creek commences nearby.

Acton Seniors Club operates in Atkins Drive.


There are two fields at the Acton Recreation Reserve.

The Acton Cricket Club, in the Burnie Cricket League, play cricket on the Acton Recreation Oval, which has an area of 2.4 hectares (5.9 acres).

The Burnie Softball Association is located at the Acton Recreation Reserve, which has an area of 3.0 hectares (7.4 acres).


The Acton Primary School existed up until 2009, when it was merged with Upper Burnie and Brooklyn Primary Schools and a new school was built on the grounds of the Parklands High School. The old Acton Primary School is now home to the Burnie Child and Family Centre.

Road infrastructure

Route B18 (Mount Street) passes to the east. From there, several streets provide access to the locality.

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