Services

Runner by the Tamar River  

Below is information about some key organisations and service providers around the municipality. If you'd like to know more, please contact us

Childcare

Care for Kids helps find childcare facilities near where you live in Launceston - just type in your postcode.

Education and Training

The Department of Education has a complete list of primary schools, high schools and colleges around Launceston. 

The city is also home to the University of Tasmania and Australian Maritime College. These are two major tertiary training institutions that attract students from across the globe.

Click here to read about the University's planned expansion.

TasTAFE offers an extensive list of vocational training courses.

Launceston's main library, LINC, is located in leafy Civic Square. There's a wide range of books to borrow plus a café to enjoy a quiet moment. There are also great research facilities including newspaper records and adult education courses that run all-year round.

Employment

Several employment agencies operate in Launceston including:

WISE Employment

Searson Buck

The Salvation Army Employment Plus

Transport

The City of Launceston's free Tiger Bus transports people to popular locations around the city. See the timetable here(PDF, 1MB)

Metro Tasmania is the state's major bus service and operates in most suburbs and surrounding areas of Launceston. See the Metro timetable here. For more information, see our Parking page. 

Hospitals and Medical Centres

Tasmania's public health system includes four major hospitals plus support services and smaller medical facilities in regional areas.  The Launceston General Hospital is located on Charles Street and includes the W.P. Holman Clinic. See the Department of Health and Human Service's website for more information.

Calvary runs two private hospitals, Calvary St Luke's and Calvary St Vincent's.

Recreation

There is a huge range of leisurely things to do and see around Launceston, from bike tracks to museums, swimming pools to boutique shopping. See our Recreation page for more information.  

Public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi is available in the City. See the map here for locations. 

Animals

If you're moving to Launceston and planning to bring your fury friend, please see our Animals page for more information, including how to register your dog with Council.

Recycling

The City of Launceston prides itself on constantly striving to reduce its contribution to landfill.

We're expecting to launch a food and organics waste program in 2017 and also provide a recycling bin service.

Read more here and visit the Rethink Waste website for tips on how to manage your household waste.

Public Toilets

The Federal Government's National Public Toilet Map helps you find public toilets, baby change facilities and showers around the Launceston municipality. 

See the map here