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Bridgewater (left) and Gagebrook (right)
Bridgewater is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 4,045 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7030
LGA(s) Municipality of Brighton
Suburbs around Bridgewater:
Derwent River Bridgewater Gagebrook
(Bridgewater Bridge) Green Point Gagebrook

Bridgewater is a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania. Located approximately 19 km from the Hobart CBD, it is part of the northern suburbs area of Greater Hobart.


Bridgewater Bridge from east
Bridgewater Bridge

Bridgewater is situated on the eastern shore of the Derwent River. It is a suburb of the local government area of the Municipality of Brighton. From a transport perspective, Bridgewater is one of the first suburbs encountered by visitors traveling from the state's north via the Midland Highway and the Brighton Bypass. The suburb connects to the western shore via the Bridgewater Bridge and Causeway. Bridgewater was also once home to the train station, which was used by commuters for travel into the city.

Sport and Recreation

Since 2011 Bridgewater has been the home to soccer club Derwent United FC at Weily Park.

See also

  • Bridgewater Jerry


Bridgewater has three primary schools: Northern Suburbs Christian School (private), St. Paul's Primary School (Catholic), and East Derwent Primary School (public). It also has a public high school, Bridgewater High School, which includes a school farm. East Derwent Primary School is a merger of the old Greenpoint and Bridgewater Primary Schools and is on the site of the former Greenpoint school.

The State Government of Tasmania, through the Big Picture School initiative, has connected the public schools of the area together into what will be known as the "Jordan River Learning Federation", which will provide the area with K–12 public school education, through the East Derwent Primary School, Bridgewater High School, and the newly developed post year 10 education institute.

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