Café Lab – Ocean of Opportunities

Ocean Research

Australia is a maritime nation. Come and hear about the latest cutting edge research being undertaken at the Australian Maritime College. The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a national leader in marine and maritime research. To celebrate National Science Week, the AMC is delighted to provide the Tasmanian community the opportunity to meet some of […]

Devonport Jazz ready to roll from next Thursday

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This year’s Devonport Jazz is gearing up to be a musical feast for all ages, as organisers prepare for the 20th award-winning festival to start next Thursday, 22 July. Despite some travel restrictions affecting parts of the country, no Devonport Jazz events have been cancelled as a result, and Devonport City Council Events Coordinator and Festival Producer Maree […]

Financial assistance grants program now open

Financial assistance grants July 2021

Devonport City Council is encouraging community groups, clubs and organisations to apply for the latest round of the Financial Assistance Scheme grants. Devonport Acting Mayor Alison Jarman said Council has supported many beneficial projects through the grants program and encouraged those interested to assess their strategic goals and requests that may be suitable under the […]

Funding supports Devonport Judo Club’s new ‘Dojo’

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The Devonport Judo Club now has state-of-the-art training facilities thanks to funding assistance from the Devonport City Council. Through Council’s Major and Minor Financial Assistance Grants Scheme, the Club underwent a major refurbishment to transform its Forbes Street premises into a modern “Dojo”, suitable for the diverse needs of the Devonport judo community. Devonport Mayor […]

Devonport home for new Australian citizens

Citizenship ceremony June 2021

Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff welcomed 11 Devonport residents as new Australian citizens at an official ceremony recently Cr Rockliff said the ceremony included a Welcome to Country and a message from the Honorable Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. The new citizens represented seven countries including South Africa, Vietnam, […]

Council launches Rose the chatbot

GM and Rose the Chatbot

Devonport City Council today became one of the first local governments in Australia to introduce a chatbot. General Manager Matthew Atkins said a chatbot is an artificial intelligence (AI) application that can imitate a real conversation with a user. They appear as an avatar and engage with customers in a manner similar to normal human […]

View Council’s 2021/22 budget

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Devonport City Council officially adopted its 2021/22 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates last night. Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said the budget shows a solid result with a proposed operating surplus, modest rate increase and a strong capital works program. Cr Rockliff said as leaders in digital transformation, Council is committed to increasing its transparency through […]

Council surplus for 2021/22 budget

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Devonport City Council’s draft 2021/22 Budget shows a solid result with a proposed operating surplus, modest rate increase and a strong capital works program. Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said the local economy remains robust and the current forecast indicates Council’s 20/21 operating result, in an unpredictable COVID-19 environment being far better than the original estimate […]

Seeing cities through each other’s eyes

Through each others eyes

Devonport residents are being invited to share a photo of something they love about their city, with the people of Minamata, Japan, as part of Devonport City Council’s project “Through each other’s eyes”. Council’s Community Services, Devonport Regional Gallery and the Bass Strait Maritime Centre developed the art and language exchange project with Devonport’s Sister City […]

Holyman’s of Bass Strait – NW Book Launch

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Holyman’s of Bass Strait, covers the Holyman story from 1854 to the present day, written by Frank Johnston and Julian Burgess. Cost: Gold coin donation RSVP: By 28 June to or 6420 2790 Places are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Maritime Careers and Study with the AMC

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Join staff and student representatives to hear about exciting study and career opportunities from the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. The AMC is globally recognised as a centre for excellence offering specialist teaching , learning and research facilities which are used by Defence, Industry, and Government organisations. Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics; Business and International Logistics; […]

Award highlights Devonport as digital leader

Jeffrey Griffith LG award

Devonport City Council has been recognised for its ongoing focus on improving operational efficiencies and service delivery through its digital transformation program, winning a major award at yesterday’s Tasmanian Local Government Professionals Awards. Deputy General Manager Jeffrey Griffith, who initiated the organisational transformation in 2018, accepted the Innovative Management Initiative Award saying few councils have […]