Latrobe - TAS

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -41.2362 146.4172
DMS: 41º 14' 10.31" S 146º 25' 1.94" E
UTM: 55 G 5434858mN 451161mE
Altitude: 14.01m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

197.98kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 272 km (3 hours 4 mins)
399.97kms South of Melbourne - Driving 465 km (20 hours 48 mins)

Address & Contact

185-187 Gilbert St
Latrobe TAS 7307
Phone: 03 6426 4444
Email: council@latrobe.tas.gov.au
Web: https://www.latrobe.tas.gov.au/council/contactus

Information

Latrobe is located in northern Tasmania, near Devonport. It is situated on the Mersey River. In the early days of Tasmania, before the building of dams in the headwaters of the river cargo ships reached its port. Australia on the Mersey River. It is 8 km south-east of Devonport on the Bass Highway. It is the seat of government for the Latrobe Shire Council.

First settlement was in 1826 with the town named in 1861. Population in increasing with the 2016 census showing 4169 residents as the town acts as a dormitory suburb for Davenport. But the area remains rural in character. Farm lands run up to the edge of the residential areas that to a minor extent is overtaking it. Dairy farming, market gardens and horticulture are the main pursuits. The town has the normal facilities of an agricultural support centre.

Tourist facilities include a range of accommodation and refreshment houses. It has an excellent visitor information centre. It also hosts the Australian Axemens Hall of Fame that, among other things, commemorates Latrobe as the birth place of Wood Chopping as a sport.



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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Devonport Airport at 10/06:30am EST
Distance from Latrobe 7.41km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.8°C6.0°C99%8.7°C1026.0hPa0.0mmS13km/hr
7knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Devonport Airport
Distance from Latrobe 7.41km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.321.620.317.715.313.412.713.114.215.817.819.6
Mean Min. °C12.212.610.78.76.75.04.65.16.17.29.110.5
Mean Rain mm42.337.347.760.973.877.494.590.675.063.658.053.5

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