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Moonah, looking roughly north-east out towards the Derwent River.
Moonah is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 5,421 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7009
Location 3 km (2 mi) SE of Glenorchy
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
Region Hobart
State electorate(s) Clark
Federal Division(s) Clark
Suburbs around Moonah:
Derwent Park Derwent Park Lutana
West Moonah Moonah Lutana
West Moonah New Town New Town

Moonah is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Glenorchy in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south-east of the town of Glenorchy. The 2016 census provides a population of 5421 for the state suburb of Moonah. It is a suburb in the city of Hobart, located approximately 5 km north of the central business district of Hobart, and lying directly north of the inner city suburb New Town.


Hobart aerial survey 1954 map10-11
West Moonah and Moonah in 1954

Originally land given free to settlers along the banks of the New Town Rivulet, this area eventually became known as the suburbs of New Town and Moonah.


Moonah is known for its eclectic mix of Colonial, Victorian, Federation, and Art Deco residences, with many cottages and larger homes scattered throughout the suburb.

The key transport axis of the suburb is Main Road, which runs between Derwent Park to the north and New Town to the south. The Moonah shopping district is located between Florence Street and Amy Street, and includes vintage and designer clothing boutiques, antique stores, a bookstore, a Harris Scarfe department store, numerous cafes and restaurants, bakeries, a smallgood stores, specialist grocery stores, the offices of several members of State parliament, the Stable Art Gallery, banks, a newsagent, and a post office.

It is home to the largest undercover farmer's market in Tasmania, Island Markets, which sells locally grown organic fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, and Tasmanian wine and olive products. Island Farmers Market also hosts a number of pop-up cafes and restaurants, bric-a-brac, and craft stalls.

Road infrastructure

National Route 1 (Brooker Highway) passes along the eastern boundary, from where several roads provide access to the locality.

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