Our City

Our City

The City of Clarence is located on Hobart’s eastern shore and is the second largest local government area in Tasmania by population. 

The region is surrounded by 191 kilometres of coastline and more than one third of the area is natural bushland. Clarence is dominated by the Meehan Range, a skyline reserve which runs right along the eastern shore of the Derwent River. There are approximately 340 kilometers of tracks and trails to be explored in the city. 

The city has several different retail and commercial centres, from thriving commercial centres at Rosny Park and Howrah, to major industrial and commercial centres at Mornington and Cambridge. There is also a strong agricultural sector in the Coal River Valley which features the iconic Richmond heritage village.  

The region is the home to key enabling infrastructure such as Bellerive Oval and the Hobart International Airport and these are supplemented by a variety of events and attractions across the local government area. 


At a glance

  • First settled - 1803
  • Proclaimed a municipality - 1860
  • Proclaimed a city - 1988
  • Population - 54,819 (Census 2016)
  • Area - 386 square kms (including 191 kms of coastline)
  • Mean daily maximum temperature - 22.6 degrees January, 12.5 degrees July
  • Mean daily minimum temperature - 13.2 degrees January, 5.4 degrees July

For further statistics on Clarence visit the ABS website.