Description

Westbury is a town in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 30 km west of Launceston on the Bass Highway, and at the 2016 census had a population of just over 2,000. It is part of, and the headquarters of, the Meander Valley Council area. Westbury's largest employer is Tasmanian Alkaloids, a company that specialises in the processing of poppies for pharmaceutical products. Other large employers are the Meander Valley Council, Tasmanian Aquaculture and the local Primary School. The town of Westbury uses its location, within 2 hours drive of most tourist attractions in north and north west Tasmania, and its heritage buildings and scenery to promote the concept of Westbury as a unique place for tourists to stay in Northern Tasmania. Westbury has a range of accommodation providers from high quality bed and breakfast style, colonial inn style and country hotel style. The St Patricks Festival is a major annual cultural activity that celebrates the historical links with Westbury and its early Irish community. The Festival celebrates via song and dance as well as a street parade and other family activities. On the 30th September 2019 Westbury was named as the preferred location for the new Northern Tasmanian prision.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Westbury TAS

Westbury Town Common TAS

Vintage Tractor Shed Museum

Soldiers memorial - Westbury TAS

Pearns Steam World

Culzean Gardens

John Temple Gallery

Our Picks on where to Stay in Westbury TAS

Westbury Gingerbread Cottages

Berridale Hotel

Fitzpatrick's Inn

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Westbury TAS

The Green Door

Westbury Maze and Tea Room

Hub cafe

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Community Services  


Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre Visitor Deloraine TAS
98 Emu Bay Road,
DELORAINE TAS 7304

Meander Valley Council TAS
26 Lyall Street,
WESTBURY TAS 7303

Westbury Police Station TAS
55 Bass Highway,
WESTBURY TAS 7303

Westbury Library
33 William Street,
WESTBURY TAS 7303

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 207
  • Population: 2006
  • State electorate(s): Lyons
  • Federal Division(s): Lyons
  • Established (yr): 1828
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Launceston TAS 7250 (36 km, 28 mins)
Mole Creek TAS 7304 (43.6 km, 33 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Westbury TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

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