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Lifestyle, accessibility and convenience. These are three common responses from residents when asked why they choose to live in the Sorell municipality. One of the fastest growing municipalities in Tasmania with a population of approximately 14 400, Sorell is both a hub and a gateway for residents and visitors. With suburban, beachside, semi-rural or rural living options available only a thirty minute commute from the city of Hobart, residing in Sorell means clean living, the friendliness of a small community and access to all the employment and entertainment options of the city of Hobart in one location. To add to this, wherever you choose to live in the municipality, the central township offers all the recreation, medical, shopping, services and amenities you require within a short drive.


Health and Environment

Council’s Environmental Health Officers are responsible for a wide range of services including; environmental protection, food business regulation, place of assembly such mass gatherings, assessing plumbing & development applications, conducting immunisation clinics, water quality monitoring, fire hazards and animal control.

Waster Management

Week 1 – Boomer Bay, Bream Creek, Carlton, Carlton River, Connellys Marsh, Copping, Dodges Ferry, Dunalley, Kellevie, Marion Bay, Primrose Sands

Week 2 – Midway Point, Forcett, Lewisham, Nugent, Orielton, Pawleena, Penna, Sorell, Wattle Hill

All waste must be placed on the nature strip the weekend prior to your scheduled collection week. Council’s contractor will collect your green or hard waste during the scheduled collection week. If your waste is not pre-booked or does not comply with the size limits or material requirements, it will not be collected. If you have any queries regarding waste collection please contact Customer Service on 6269 0000.

You can book your green and hard waste collection using the button bellow or by calling 6269 0000 by no later than 12 noon on the Friday prior to your scheduled collection week. Please note that your booking is only for the next collection date, it is not a permanent booking.

Animal Management

Dog registration fees are due annually on 1 July and should be paid immediately to avoid the issue of an infringement notice. Residents are advised that it is their responsibility to keep their dogs under control at all times. Substantial fines can be imposed on the owners of dogs that create a nuisance. Council’s Animal Management Officers regularly patrol the Municipality and dogs found at large will be impounded. Please remember these important points:

Not all dogs are friendly – don’t let your dog rush up to other animals.
Not all people want to interact with dogs – do not allow your dog to approach people without their consent.
At all times dogs must be in sight of the owner and responsive to a command.

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