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West Tamar Highway at Exeter
Exeter is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 633 (2016 census)
 • Density 198/km2 (510/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 7275
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) West Tamar Council
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass

Exeter is a small town approximately 24 kilometres north of the city of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. At the 2016 census, Exeter had a population of 633.

It is an important town agriculturally due to its positioning in the centre of a large rural area known for its orchards, dairy and beef cattle, fruit produce and sheep herds.


The Exeter Methodist Church is a timber building that was completed in 1861, being the oldest Methodist Church in Tasmania. Brady's Lookout is 5 km (3 mi) south of Exeter on the West Tamar Highway. It was used by the infamous bushranger Matthew Brady to identify potential victims below.


Exeter High School is a comprehensive secondary school located on Glen-Ard-Mohr Road. It was established in 1985, following a reorganisation of the earlier Exeter District School.

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