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Old Beach
HobartTasmania
Population 3,779 (2016 census)
Established early 1800s
Postcode(s) 7017
Location
LGA(s) Brighton
Region Hobart
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Suburbs around Old Beach:
Herdsmans Cove Gagebrook, Honeywood Tea Tree
River Derwent Old Beach Richmond
River Derwent Otago Risdon

Old Beach is a residential / rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of Brighton in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the town of Brighton. The 2016 census provides a population of 3779 for the state suburb of Old Beach.

It is approximately 7km from the Baskerville Raceway.Old Beach is surrounded by an abundance of green mountainous terrain. At the heart of Old Beach is an old mining quarry, active in the late 1980s for the mining of sandstone, and providing and economic boost for the area.

History

Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975. The nearest Post Offices are in Green Point Road Bridgewater 5km away and Sugarloaf Road Risdon Vale 7km distant.

Old Beach (left) and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction and Gunners Quoin

Road infrastructure

Route B32 (East Derwent Highway) runs through from west to south.

Old Beach (left) and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction and Gunners Quoin
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