Free Tiger Bus

  The Tiger Bus is a free transport service throughout the central city district, running 7 days a week*.  

Commuter Run  A dedicated route taking people from the Northern Car Park (off Forster Street) to the city centre before and after working hours between Monday and Friday. 
River Explorer Run 

This route passes locations such as:

  • the Seaport
  • Royal Park
  • Princes Square
  • Launceston's CBD
City Explorer Run 

Acting as the largest route for the free Tiger Bus, this route passes key locations such as:

  • Launceston's CBD
  • the Launceston General Hospital
  • Princes Square
  • City Park
  • Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre
Cataract Gorge Run   This route will take you all the way to the iconic Cataract Gorge, passing through Launceston's CBD along the way. 

The free Tiger Bus operates on all public holidays, excluding ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Recreation Day or Christmas Day.  All Tiger Bus services are operated by wheelchair-accessible vehicles. 

*The FREE Tiger Bus operates 7 days a week between December to April. 

View the full Tiger Bus timetable with Metro Tasmania

Find the City of Launceston public holiday opening hours below, service interruptions here and current and upcoming works here.

- For out of hours emergencies involving Council services or facilities, phone 6323 3333.

- Phone 000 to report life-threatening emergencies or contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 to report non-life threatening emergencies.

Public holiday operating hours 2024

Car Parking Facilities

The City of Launceston's open air car parks and on street meters are FREE on public holidays.

Multi storey car parks will continue to operate as normal. 

Find out more about parking in Launceston

Carr Villa Memorial Park

Main Office

Normal hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 4.30pm.

Weekends and public holidays: closed

Easter - The office will be closed from Friday, 29 March 2024, reopening at 8.00am on Wednesday 3 April 2024.


Main Park Gates (Nunamina Avenue)

1 December - 30 April: 

 Monday to Sunday including public holidays: 7.30am - 7pm

1 May - 30 November: 

 Monday to Sunday including public holidays: 7.30am - 5pm


Crematorium Gate (Quarantine Road) 

Normal hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 4pm

Weekends and public holidays: closed

EXCEPTION: The Crematorium Gates remain open on Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas Day 8am - 4pm

Easter - The Crematorium Gates (Quarantine Road) will be closed from Friday, 29 March 2024, reopening at 8.00am on Wednesday 3 April 2024.


Learn more about the Carr Villa Memorial Park 

Customer Service Centre

Town Hall including the Customer Service Centre

Normal hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Monday 11 March Closed
Tuesday 12 March Normal hours resume
Friday 29 March Closed
Monday 01 April Closed
Tuesday 02 April Closed
Wednesday 03 April   Normal hours resume


Further Information

After hours dog attacks: Tasmania Police 131 444

Report an issue online here

Find more information about our Customer Service Centre including our regular opening hours on the Contact page.

First Basin Swimming Pool — Cataract Gorge

Lifeguards from the City of Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre provide supervision at the First Basin Swimming Pool, 7 days a week during the Tasmanian school holidays.

Lifeguard presence: 

11am - 4pm during weekends, until the pool is closed for winter

Free Tiger Bus

The Free Tiger Bus is operated by Metro Tasmania on behalf of the City of Launceston.

The free Tiger Bus operates on all public holidays, excluding ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Recreation Day or Christmas Day. All Tiger Bus services are operated by wheelchair-accessible vehicles. 

Operating Mon–Sun until 30 April 2024.

View the City of Launceston Free Tiger Bus page or the Metro Tasmania website

For more information contact the City of Launceston’s Customer Service Centre on 03 6323 3000.

Immunisation Clinics

Location: Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall St John Street, Launceston

Time: Every Wednesday (except public holidays) 10am-11am.

Appointments are required. Please call 6323 3000 to book your appointment at the clinic. The service is free and the clinic is open during all school holidays.

Location: Ravenswood Child and Family Centre, 8 Prossers Forest Road, Ravenswood. 

Time: The second Tuesday of each month 9.30am to 10am

Appointments are unnecessary, the service is free and the clinic operates every month with the exception of January.   

Visit our City of Launceston Immunisations page to find out more about sessions locations and times.

Launceston Visitor Information Centre

Open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and on weekends and public holidays from 10am to 2pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day). 

Monday 11 March 10am - 2pm
Friday 29 March
Monday 01 April 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 02 April
10am - 2pm
Wednesday 03 April
Normal hours resume


Find out more about the Launceston Visitor Information Centre

Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Visit the Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre website for information on operating hours.


Lilydale Swimming Pool

The Lilydale Swimming Pool is a 25m outdoor public pool in Lilydale that is available in the warmer months of the year. It is located at 1954 Main Road, Lilydale, and is free to use!

Visit the Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre website to find operational hours.

Learn more about the Lilydale Swimming Pool

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG)

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) opening hours can be found on the QVMAG website

To keep up to date, follow the QVMAG Facebook page.

Waste Centres

Launceston Waste and Transfer Centre will be closed on Good Friday.

Kerbside collection will run as per the usual schedule.

Launceston Waste and Transfer Centre,Lilydale and Nunamaraopening hours can be found on this webpage.

Find out more about the City of Launceston's Waste Centres

Waste Services

Waste services will not be interrupted during public holidays unless noted here at a later stage.

Find out more on the City of Launceston's waste services

Tiger Bus parking permits

To organise a monthly Tiger Bus parking permit at the Northern Inveresk car park, please contact Customer Service for more information.

Please note: From Monday, November 15 2021, the Circle Car Park at Inveresk will no longer be available for use by Tiger Bus parking permit holders. The Tiger Bus stop and all-day permit parking will relocate to the new Northern Car Park, and the temporary stop on Invermay Road will no longer be used for this service.