Who We Are
The George Town Chamber of Commerce supports existing local business, industry and enterprise and encourages new enterprises from manufacturing and heavy industry, educational, retail, support services and tourism in the George Town and surrounding areas. It is committed to continually developing strategies to improve the image of George Town and endeavour to promote its people, natural assets and business enterprise.
The George Town Chamber of Commerce encourages members to lead by example and also support local businesses for goods and services wherever possible. It also encourages the wider community to have input into achieving an even better community.
About George Town
George Town has a rich history including being the third oldest settlement behind the cities of Sydney and Hobart and was discovered in 1798 by Bass and Flinders and settled in 1804 by Lt Col William Paterson.
It has an ideal location at the mouth of the Tamar River on Tasmania’s northern coast and is an easy 30-minute drive from the city of Launceston via the East Tamar Highway. Best known for its cultural assets, the town’s features also include amazing surfing and fishing locations, beautiful beaches and the historical precinct at nearby Low Head, along with the close proximity of the deep-water port and industrial area at Bell Bay, home to Australia’s first aluminum smelter, Pacific Aluminium and BHP Billiton.
One of the oldest towns in Australia
With a population of 6600 people, the busy town boasts three primary schools, two secondary schools, a new hospital, and a community-supported multi-function sporting complex which houses a variety of sporting clubs such as football, netball, cycling, tennis, cricket and soccer.
George Town’s retail business precinct is centred around Macquarie Street and features a variety of specialty shops, cafes and award-winning accommodation in addition to the core services expected in a bustling community.
The many historical attractions of the area include the Low Head Pilot Station and Maritime Museum, The Bass and Flinders Centre (home to the sloop ‘Norfolk’), Georgian historic home ‘The Grove’ and the old Watch House.
Please ensure you visit George Town when you are next in the area!