The world's cleanest air

Tasmania's population is around 516,000 people, but its total area of 68,000 square kilometres is comparable with Ireland, Sri Lanka and West Virginia. Around half of the total area of the State is contained in conservation and natural environment areas.

Tasmania is Australians smallest State, yet it has all of the services offered by other states. Tasmanians enjoy the benefits of city services with short commuting times, along with easy access to beaches, rivers and lakes, national parks and world heritage areas.

The island lies between 40 degrees and 43.5 degrees south, and no place is more than 115 kilometres from the sea. The weather is strongly influenced by the surrounding oceans.

The State has four distinct seasons, with long summer days, a sunny autumn, fresh spring and brisk winter. Tasmanians breathe the world's cleanest air and enjoy fresh water, wine and food that are acclaimed around the world. Hobart enjoys an average six hour's sunshine each day and is the second driest capital city in Australia.

Tasmania has a strong sporting tradition with facilities to match. It has a dynamic arts culture, extending from live theatre and music to movies and museums and commercial galleries.

Tasmania is less than one hour's flying time to Melbourne and under two hours to Sydney

Tasmania in a nutshell:

  • A temperate maritime climate
  • World heritage wilderness with rugged mountains and pristine lakes
  • Picturesque and productive farmlands
  • The world's cleanest air
  • Friendly people enjoying a low stress lifestyle
  • Uncrowded cities and towns
  • A world-class education system
  • Excellent sporting facilities
  • Some of Australia's best food and wine