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South Launceston
South Launceston is located in Tasmania
South Launceston
South Launceston
Location in Tasmania
Population 4,592 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7249
Location 3 km (2 mi) S of Launceston
LGA(s) City of Launceston
Region Launceston
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Suburbs around South Launceston:
West Launceston Launceston East Launceston
West Launceston South Launceston Newstead
Prospect Prospect Kings Meadows

South Launceston is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Launceston in the Launceston LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the town of Launceston. The 2016 census provides a population of 4592 for the state suburb of South Launceston. It is a suburb of Launceston, and also contains the minor suburbs of Glen Dhu and Sandhill (Five Ways).


It started life as a small place called Galvin Town, by the 1890s it was included in Launceston as the suburb South Launceston. In 1906 South Launceston grew to include Sandhill.

Road infrastructure

National Route 1 (Midland Highway) runs through from south-west to north.

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