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Glenorchy is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 10,828 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,031/km2 (2,670/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 7010
Area 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
State electorate(s) Clark
Federal Division(s) Clark
Suburbs around Glenorchy:
Montrose Elwick Goodwood
Glenorchy Derwent Park
Merton West Moonah Moonah

Glenorchy is a suburb of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Glenorchy is bound by the River Derwent to the east, Mount Wellington to the west, Hobart City to the south and Brighton to the north. The city officially begins at Creek Road New Town, in Hobart's northern suburbs, and includes, Moonah, Derwent Park, Lutana, Goodwood, Montrose, Rosetta, Berriedale, Chigwell, Claremont and Austins Ferry. It is the seat of the local government area of the same name, the City of Glenorchy.

Glenorchy draws its name from Glen Orchy, Scotland, meaning "Glen of tumbling waters".


Glen plaza
Big W Glenorchy

The Glenorchy Central business district also has three major indoor shopping centres, Northgate Shopping Centre, Glenorchy Central (Centro), and Glenorchy Plaza. The Main retail stores in Glenorchy are Best & Less, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Mitre 10 Home & Trade and Target.

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