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Avoca
Tasmania
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Aerial photo of the region from the east
Avoca is located in Tasmania
Avoca
Avoca
Location in Tasmania
Population 216 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7213
Location
LGA(s) Northern Midlands, Break O'Day
Region Central, North-east
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Localities around Avoca:
Deddington Rossarden Fingal
Conara Avoca Royal George
Campbell Town Lake Leake Royal George

Avoca is a rural locality in the local government areas (LGA) of Northern Midlands (99%) and Break O'Day (1%) in the Central and North-east LGA regions of Tasmania. The locality is about 69 kilometres (43 mi) south-east of the town of Longford. The 2016 census provides a population of 216 for the state suburb of Avoca.

It is a small village located 81 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of Launceston in Tasmania.

Avoca is situated on the banks of the South Esk River near the confluence of the St. Paul's river in the parish of Avoca and county of Cornwall, and was first settled in the 1830s. It was originally named St. Paul's Plains by John Helder Wedge during a 1833 survey of the area. The area was officially settled in 1834 as a farming, coal and tin mining village.

Landmarks

A number of historic buildings exist in the small town, including the St Thomas Anglican Church completed on 8 May 1842, the parish hall completed around 1850, and the Union Hotel built in 1842. Nearby locations include Rossarden, Fingal and Storys Creek.

Road infrastructure

Route A4 (Esk Main Road) runs through from south-west to north-east.

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