Campbell Town

Home of the oldest bridge on the National Highway

The Red Bridge at Campbell Town is the oldest bridge on the National Highway. Completed in 1838, it has over 1.5 million bricks, handmade by convicts. 

On the banks of the Elizabeth River, Campbell Town was one of Tasmania's earliest coaching stops between Launceston and Hobart, today Campbell Town is still a popular stopping point on the journey north and south.

About Campbell Town

Campbell Town, population around 900, is 134 kms from Hobart, and 68 kms from Launceston. It has an impressive collection of colonial buildings and is an important wool growing district.

Campbell Town was named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1821, and is one of the original four garrison towns linking Hobart and Launceston. 

An RV friendly town, with free overnight camping is available by the river.

The convict Brick Trail is a monument to our convict history, each giving an insight into a convict. Follow the trail along High Street. 

Campbell Town invites you to come outside and play. Fish for a wild trout, have a picnic, watch the dicks, a swimming pool, skate park and outdoor gym will keep you active. 

The local museum and visitor centre provide an intriguing look into our colonial history. You can also pick up the self-guided walk to find out more about the amazing architecture around the town.

With plenty of shopping and dining options, the town centre is always buzzing with activity, delighting locals and visitors.

Campbell Town District Forum

Council has established the Campbell Town District Forum as a Special Committee of Council.  Special Committees have also been established at Ross, Perth, Evandale, Longford, Cressy and Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden.

The committee meets monthly, key objectives are to:

  • Provide a focal point for information between the Northern Midlands Council and the local community;
  • Identify and prioritise needs of the local community;
  • Consider and provide feedback to the Northern Midlands Council in respect to key strategic issues for the local community.

Residents and representatives from community interest groups are invited to nominate for membership of the Local District Committee.

Membership appointment is for a 2-year term, the term of membership commences in July and concludes in June. Current membership expires at 30 June 2018.

Further information in relation to the Campbell Town District Forum is available on Council's website or contact Executive and Communications Officer Lucie Copas.