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Moving to Launceston

The fantastic lifestyle, low unemployment, Mediterranean climate, great educational opportunities, low levels of crime and affordable real estate make Launceston an ideal sea-change destination.

For a comprehensive guide on moving to Tasmania visit

'Launceston - where the living is easy'

Launceston offers a 'climate for living' away from the gridlock of city congestion with the ambience of a cosmopolitan European city. The freshest air, the healthiest climate and the wildest places are on the city's doorstep.
North eastern Tasmania is fast becoming known as a "haven" from the harshest impacts of global climate change.
Quite simply, Launceston is a perfect place to;
  • Build a business
  • Find your "dream job"
  • Progress your career
  • Unleash your creativity
  • Raise a family

For more information on obtaining Australian permanent residency in Tasmania visit

New Residents' Kit
The Council's New Residents' Kit contains information sheets about medical facilities, hospitals, child care, schools, older person's services in and around Launceston and retirement villages and nursing homes.

The pack also includes information about the Council's Aquatic Centre, QVMAG museums at Inveresk and Royal Park, Cataract Gorge Reserve and a copy of the Launceston Tamar Valley Visitors' Guide.

For a copy of the kit, call the Council on 03 6323 3000.