About our City


Launceston is a lifestyle-driven city, innovative by nature. Home to rolling hills, world class education and a vibrant arts and events culture, it is regarded as one of Australia's most liveable and regional cities with a growing population of over 71,000 people.

With a diverse community from around the world, our city offers a blend of urban comfort, historic architecture, and walkability. Known for its thriving food, fermentation and drinks scene with agricultural roots and famous markets, Launceston is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

As the nation's third oldest city, Launceston has a long history and is home to many stories told and untold. The region has been home to the Tasmanian Aboriginals for thousands of years and we are committed to collaborating with community to preserve, protect and care for the land and our heritage for future generations. The city is the meeting place of the kanamaluka/Tamar River, surrounded by the state's most sought after attractions Launceston boasts its own with the Cataract Gorge, City Park, Sports Stadium and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery all within reach of the city centre.

We have enduring relationships internationally with sister cities in Ikeda, Napa, Taiyuan and Putian, we continue to grow these connections alongside our ever transforming economy and industries. We invite you to find your side of Launceston.