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Tasmania Local Government Areas
Map of local government areas of Tasmania

Local government areas (LGAs) in the Australian state of Tasmania describes the 29 organisations and processes by which towns and districts can manage their own affairs. The LGAs are grouped by region.

This article also includes lists of towns, suburbs and localities of Tasmania.

Current local government areas by region

Hobart area councils

Greater Hobart contains six LGAs:

South-east area councils

The south-east area councils contains four LGAs:

North-east area councils

The north-east area councils contain three LGAs:

Launceston area councils

The Launceston area councils contain four LGAs:

North-west and west coast councils

The north-west and west coast councils contain nine LGAs:

Central councils

The Central councils contain three LGAs:

Former LGAs

See Former local government areas of Tasmania

Tasmania has had a large amount of former LGAs. In 1907, 149 LGAs were reduced by mergers and amalgamation to 53 LGAs. By the time of a large scale overhaul in 1993, 46 LGAs were reduced to 29 LGAs.

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