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Lindisfarne Bay
Population 6,179 (2016 census)includes pop. Flagstaff Gully
Postcode(s) 7015
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Lindisfarne:
Derwent River Geilston Bay
Derwent River Lindisfarne Flagstaff Gully
Derwent River Rose Bay Warrane

Lindisfarne is a suburb of Hobart's Eastern Shore, located approximately 6 kilometres from the City Centre and is part of the municipal City of Clarence.


The suburb originally took its name from Lindisferne House, (Note: Suburb originally spelt incorrectly), a property built in the 1820s near the suburb of Rosny. At one time the suburb was known as Beltana from 1892, but, because of confusion with Bellerive, it was renamed Lindisfarne in 1903 after Lindisfarne a tidal Island (Holy Island) in Northumberland, England. The easternmost part of the middle of the suburb, where the Beltana Bowls Club and the Beltana Hotel are located, is still locally known as Beltana.

Lindisfarne Bay and Boating

Lindisfarne is centred on a bay of the same name that is one of many such sheltered anchorages on the Derwent River. The bay is home to a number of clubs that cater for rowing, sailing and motor-cruising the local waterways.

The Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania in Lindisfarne Bay(pictured), The Lindisfarne Sailing Club and the Lindisfarne Rowing Club (the club of rowers Scott Brennan and Stephen Hawkins) are all situated on the bay's foreshore.

Retirement Villages

Lindisfarne is also home to a number of large retirement villages and similar senior-citizen accommodations. Including the Queen Victoria Home and the Freemasons' Homes of Southern Tasmania.

Christian Links

Some Christian Church institutions in Lindisfarne take their names from the saints and scholars of the English Lindisfarne, such as St Aidan's Anglican Church and St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School.


Schools in Lindisfarne include St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School and Lindisfarne State Primary School.


Lindisfarne has a large recreation park which includes playing fields—home to the Lindisfarne Blues competing in the Southern Tasmanian Football League now known as the SFL and the Lindisfarne Cricket Club competing in the Tasmanian Grade Cricket part of the Tasmanian Cricket Association, tennis courts—home to the Lindisfarne Tennis Club, Beltana RSL Bowls Club links and an ANZAC memorial park, all situated on a bluff overlooking the Derwent River and Mount Wellington. The memorial park is also the site of a large Tasmanian Aboriginal midden.

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