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Sandford is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Population 1,883 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7020
Location 16 km (10 mi) SE of Rosny Park
LGA(s) Clarence
Region Hobart
State electorate(s) Franklin
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Sandford:
Ralphs Bay Lauderdale Frederick Henry Bay
Ralphs Bay Sandford Frederick Henry Bay
Ralphs Bay Clifton Beach Cremorne

Sandford is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Clarence in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-east of the town of Rosny Park. The 2016 census provides a population of 1883 for the state suburb of Sandford.

It is a town located on the South Arm Peninsula on the outskirts of Hobart. Sandford is also home to the Sandford Rifle Club which is located in Rifle Range Road. It is far enough from the Tasmanian capital of Hobart to consist largely of bushland, but near enough to be within commuting distance. Most of the inhabitants of Sandford live on a large acreage, either used for farming or recreational purposes.


Muddy Plains Post Office opened on 20 November 1850. It was remamed Sandford in 1887 and closed in 1972.

Road infrastructure

Route B33 (South Arm Road) runs through from north to south.

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