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  • Bridport
    Bridport is located in Tasmania
    Coordinates 41°00′S 147°24′E / 41.000°S 147.400°E / -41.000; 147.400Coordinates: 41°00′S 147°24′E / 41.000°S 147.400°E / -41.000; 147.400
    Population 1,568 (2016 census)[1]
    Postcode(s) 7262
    Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
    LGA(s) Dorset Council
    State electorate(s) Bass
    Federal Division(s) Bass
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    17.5 °C
    64 °F
    9.0 °C
    48 °F
    721.8 mm
    28.4 in
    Localities around Bridport:
    Bellingham Bridport Waterhouse
    Golconda Scottsdale

    Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the Dorset Council. At the 2016 census, Bridport had a population of 1,568.[1]

    Located on Anderson Bay, Bridport is a holiday location with the population increasing markedly in summer. It has beaches, swimming, sailing and other water sports.

    Town facilities include supermarkets, hotel, chemist, baker, butcher, clothing store, golf courses, lawn bowls, sailing club, doctor's surgery, visitor's information centre, caravan park and several levels of accommodation from backpackers, bed and breakfast, to holiday resort.


    Beach at Bridport

    Bridport Post Office opened on 1 May 1882.[2]

    In 2004 a links golf course, Barnbougle Dunes, was established on sand dunes 3 km north-east of Bridport. This was soon ranked in the top 50 courses in the world.[citation needed] A second links course called Lost Farm was built next to Barnbougle Dunes and opened in December 2010. Built to a similar standard,[citation needed] this development established club facilities high on sand dunes for views of the beach and Anderson Bay.[citation needed] A helicopter service began in 2008 transporting people between Launceston and Bridport mainly for golfers who fly into Tasmania to play.

    Commercial fishing operates from Bridport as well as sporting fishing from the rocks or small boats.

    Streets in the northern half of Bridport have male person names and those in the southern half have female names.

    Nearby towns include Scottsdale, Tomahawk and Bellingham.

    A ferry operates from Bridport to Lady Barron on Flinders Island, part of the Furneaux Group. A light aircraft service operates from Bridport Aerodrome to Flinders Island.


    1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bridport (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
    2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
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