Living in Sorell

Community. Coast. Country.

One of Tasmania’s fastest growing Municipalities, with recent growth exceeding state averages, the Sorell Municipality has a population of approximately 14 400.

Sorell, located just 25 kilometres from Hobart in the south-east of Tasmania, is one of Tasmania’s oldest towns. It is popular for its history, beautiful southern beaches, relaxed rural lifestyle and growing suburbs.

The Municipality was established in 1862 and covers some 583 square kilometres and is characterised by rolling countryside, low forested hills and long coastlines filled with beautiful beaches.

With suburban, beachside, semi-rural or rural living options available, the Sorell Municipality continues to attract people with its affordable housing, natural coastline, rolling hills and the convenience of major shops and services all within close proximity to Hobart.

The Sorell Township provides a regional commercial focus for residents of the Municipality, as well as servicing the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas and the east coast as far north as Swansea.  It includes a bustling shopping district with numerous cafes, gift shops, major supermarket chains, well known branded food outlets, pubs and hotels. Government services include a Service Tasmania outlet and Centrelink. Additional services are major banks, medical facilities, post office, real estate agencies, chemists and one of Australia’s oldest schools.