Community Organisations

Ainslie Complex Auxiliary

Contact - Helen Ashenden

In bowling season, barefoot bowling on Tuesday evenings.

Available for function hire - weddings and other private functions.

Membership fees apply.

Disability Access  - Yes.

Secretary : Mrs Jill Holland

President:    Stephen Bruniwood

Public Officer:   Charlotte Blank

Bell Bell Bay Seafarers' Mission (Ecumenical)
Hours :  Open daily. Meetings bi-monthly. Second Tuesday at Uniting Church George Town for 7.30pm

We are a small number of volunteers assisting Seafarers that call into the port of Bell Bay

An off ship place for seafarers to relax , contact home via internet or phone.
Kiosk facilities, and bus available to transport to George Town or Launceston.

The Mission is operated by volunteers.

The Association is a group of residents/home owners at Bellingham who wish to keep the village and surrounding areas/beaches in a tidy manner. We hold working bees on the first Saturday of each month, starting at the Bellingham Hall.  We aim to maintain the many walking tracks in the area clear of encroaching bushes. We are also engaged in a long term project aimed at clearing the river beach clear of sea spurge. We have also been a long term participant in the annual Clean up Australia day.

1st Saturday of each month plus Clean up Australia day
Primary Contact:
This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.

Country Women's Association INC. George Town Branch

Contact - Karina Zanchetta  0438 824 01

Volunteers Welcome.

Contact - Brian Baxter 6382 7171








All Emergency Services - Accident, Fire, Police, Ambulance.

DIAL 000 - Clearly state you are in TASMANIA when using this service.

Local Police:  6382 4040

Local Ambulance: 1800 008 008

Fire Permit Officers: 6336 5633

Doctor (Anne Street Medical Service): 6382 4333

Hospital: 6702 6020

Housing Department Office: 1300 665 663

Aurora Power (Power fault or Emergency): 13 2004

Life-Link / Samaritans: 6331 3355 (Lton) or 1300 364 566 (24/7)

Alcoholics Anonymous - Don 0427 406 608  Phil: 0477 210 248

Post Office: 13 13 18

R.A.C.T Roadside Service: 13 11 11 All Hours

Taxi Service: 6382 1622

Towing Service: 0419 357 028 or 0418 398 306

Veterinary Clinic: 6382 2033 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 4pm  Emergency: 6344 4566 L'ton

Ben Lomond Water: 136 992

Council After Hours: 6382 8800

Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800

Family Violence Support Service: 1800 608 122

Sexual Assault Support Services: 6334 2740  After Hours: 1800 697 877

Garden Club of George Town


The Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 10.oo am at the Low Head Bowls Club.

To foster an interest and understanding of the history in our region.

Support for the Low Head Pilot Station Museum through monthly forums, guest speakers, excursions, biennial conferences, displays and involvement with other groups with similar interests we hope to achieve our aims.

Meeting Time:
We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month at “The Grove”. We usually hold three of our meetings in the country areas of Hillwood, Pipers River and Low Head. Our monthly meetings take the form of either a forum, discussion or a guest speaker.

Membership: annually
Couple $25
Single $15
Junior (School) $5

Chairman:  Des Wootton

Secretary: Des Wootton

Facilities available for public use:  Community History Room, The Watch House Macquarie Street George Town

Opportunities for volunteers: Yes

Disability access: Yes

George Town Airport Association

President:   Eugene Reid  6382 4700

Secretary : Kevin Ellis

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.

The Executive Committee consists of 9 local business people representing its membership:

President:   James Cameron

Vice President:  Daron Gumley

Secretary:  Jo Hart

Treasurer: Sue Sherriff

Liaison Officer: Heather Dodge

Sarah Hickling

Maureen Lacey

Fiona Carmody

Robin Dornauf


Co-Ordinator:  Trudi Cross

Hours:  Parents and Friends of the George Town Child and Family Centre meet monthly. Please call for details.

Services Delivered:

The George Town Child and Family Centre offers a range of programs and services to support families with children in the 0-5 age bracket. The CFC is for families in our community and offers opportunities for families with like aged children to connect and establish strong social and community ties. We can help with referral pathways to specialist services, and provide access to visiting specialist services such as St Giles and assist with speech therapy along with learning opportunities for parents and carers (parenting courses, cooking classes etc).

Children are given opportunities to learn through play and to be supported by a team of support services through those vital first five years, giving them the best possible chance to have the very best start.

Opportunities for volunteers

Yes, assisting with programs for 0-5 aged children and their parents / carers.

President: Mike Jones

Secretary : Mr John Gamper

Membership Fees apply.

Disability Access : Yes

President: Robin Claxton





Manager:  Lisa Crosswell

Co-locates Library, Child & Family Centre and Service Tasmania.

Other Services Based @ Hub : Child Health and Parenting (CHaPs) Nurse

Hub partners with a range of Service Providers, delivering services @ Hub to the community.

Disability Access - Yes

Opportunities for Volunteers - Yes

Room Hire Available - Yes

George Town Connect With Tennis

Social Tennis

Contact - Narelle Ellmers 0490 047 017

GTCC Tamar Saints

Teams ranging in ages from Under 10's to Seniors.

Licensed bar and canteen facilities.

Clubrooms available to the Public to hire for functions.

Playing Fees apply.

Opportunities for Volunteers: Yes.

Disability Access : Partial.

George Town Fire Brigade


George Town Folk Club


Services Delivered
Acute / sub acute inpatient facilities; Community nursing.
Facilities available for public use
Consultancy rooms, meeting room and physio room all available for allied health and other service provision. Check with hospital for availability.
Disability Access
Opening times:

Monday:  8am - 4pm
Tuesday:  8am - 4pm
Wednesday:8am - 4pm
Thursday :8am - 4pm
Friday:      8am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday:    8am - 4pm

24hr On-Call emergency doctor is available in case of an emergency. Refer to Anne Street Medical Centre. Ph: 03 6382 4333

George Town Hospital Auxiliary

Contact: Dot Smith


1st Wed. each month, 1.30pm at the George Town Hospital.

Services Delivered.

The Auxiliary provides equipment for the George Town Hospital through fundraising.

Disability Access: Yes.

President: William Potter
Vice President: Kim Lockhart
Treasurer: Kristy Fawdry
Secretary: Jessica Berger
Public Officer: Fiona Hills

Committee members:
Heath Smith
Kristi Sara
Caroline Brown
Dayle Clark

Training : Mondays and Thursdays from 5 pm at South George Town Primary School

Check with Club for age group times, sessions available to children from 6 years on.

Contact: June Smith


Every Tuesday, 9.30am at the Anglican Church Hall

Cost:  $5.00 per visit, includes morning tea.

We Provide:  Fun, Friendship, Social Activities.

George Town Model Railroad & Engineers Club

George Town Photography Group

George Town Photography Group is open to anyone, our present group covers all age ranges and all skill levels.
We meet monthly at 'The Hub'.

George Town R&SLA Sub Branch

President: Vince Davis

Contact:  Robyn Moody - Secretary

Pension Advocate: Greg Rush

Come in and have a look at our Military Memorabilia Display.

Summer Opening Hours  10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

The RSL, as a whole, was founded in 1916 to provide support to Australia’s Veterans and their families, as well as comradeship.

Services Provided:

Services to the veteran community and their families; commemorative services; schools bursaries and partnerships.

Disability Access: Yes


George Town Community Centre

Co-Ordinator: Fay Clark

Physiotherapist:   Weekly Mon,Wed, Frid -Private   Tues. - Public   6702 6019  or 6382 2170

Community Health: Daily  6702 6021

Home Help: Daily  6702 6022

Meals on Wheels: Daily (Not Sat. or Sun)  6702 6005

Continence Advisor: Monthly  6336 5108

David Casalengo Podiatry: Fortnightly  0419 129 755

Audio Clinic: Monthly  6334 1466

Australia Hearing: Monthly 6332 4700

Drug and Alcohol Worker: Fortnightly  6777 1234

Tess Crawley Psychologists: Fornightly  6331 0577

Joan Perks Psychologist : Weekly 6394 7596

Diabetes Workers: Monthly 1300 136 566

Osteopathy : Fortnightly  6334 9044

Cancer Support Group: Monthly  6382 1276

Gary Saunders (Dental Prosthetist) Wednesdays (1700 - 1900)  6331 4168

Child Dental Service: Weekly  6702 6088

Adult Dental Service: Weekly 1300 011 013

MSOAP Midwife: Fortnightly  6702 6060

Community Podiatrist: Monthly  6777 4422

Catholic Care: Weekly  6332 0600

Anglicare Financial Advisor:  Monthly  6333 3000


Hillwood Garden Club

President:  Robin Claxton

Meetings : 3rd Monday each month at Hillwood Hall (Jetty Road)

Services Delivered:

Usually a guest speaker on a garden related subject.

Small Fees Apply.

Opportunities for Volunteers:  Yes, particularly when weed blitzes and working bees are being planned and conducted.


Contact : Susan Gillman

Meetings : Every 2nd Friday during school terms at the Hillwood Hall (Jetty Road)

Services Delivered:

Fun social group for children ages 5 - 12, providing 2.5 hrs of activity including games, craft and a meal.

Small Fees apply.

Contact: Gayle Laverty

Meetings : Wednesdays 10.00am - 12 noon at the Hillwood Hall (Jetty Road)

Small Fees apply.

President:                        Carolyn Smith

Meetings:                         Bi-monthly from February

Services Delivered:

The Hillwood Progress Association , through its constitutional objectives and subsequent practices, proactively aims to undertake activities for the general betterment and improvement of the Hillwood Community, to promote a feeling of goodwill and cohesion, to work together to raise funds to provide better facilities for the Hillwood community and visitors to the area and to work with the George Town Council and any other agencies, in order to achieve these aims.

Membership Fees:          $5 per annum

Volunteers Needed:       Yes


President: Mike Joines  6382 4787

Secretary: Lorraine Wootton  6382 4412

Services Delivered:

Providing opportunities for local artists & those interested in "The Arts". Brings touring exhibitions & performances to the region & encourages participation through workshops when available.

Membership Fees apply.

Secretary:  Kay Farmer

The Low Head Maritime Museum is located in the historic Pilots’ Row, designed by John Lee Archer and situated at the Low Head Pilot Station, Low Head, Tasmania. The Parks and Wildlife Division of the Department of Primary Industry Water and the Environment is responsible for the Station.

The Museum was founded by employees of the Port of Launceston Authority. They were Wayne Shipp, Nigel Haynes, Ian McLaren and Andre Gorjup.

Hours : 10am - 4pm Daily

Admission Fees apply.

Opportunities for volunteers: Yes

Disability access: Yes

Low Head Progress & Heritage Association

Treasurer / Publicity Officer : Steve Gordon

Organisation Description:

Community organisation for the protection and preservation of the Low Head area and community.

Eligibility Restrictions:

Members must be residents or own land at Low Head, north of North Street.

Opportunities for Volunteers:

Members always welcome on management and maintenance teams.

Membership Fees.

Annual fees apply - Contact the Association.

Secretary: Luke Wood
Our Lodge
The Regular meetings of Lodge Lauriston 72 T.C. shall be held in

The Masonic Centre,
49 Cimitiere Street,
George Town 7253

Lodge Meetings

Lodge meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 7.30pm.
Board Meetings
Board Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7.00pm.
Wednesday preceding regular meeting at 7.00pm

About Us
The Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania – known as MRC North – was established in 1982 as a not-for-profit community organisation to facilitate the effective settlement of migrants and refugees in the north and North West of Tasmania. Our office is based in Launceston.

MRC North plays several roles and has had a long history of supporting people from diverse cultures. It is an arrival centre for migrants and refugees. It is a place for developing skills for adults learning to drive and teenagers doing their homework. It is a place where the newest arrivals to northern Tasmania and the more established communities come together to celebrate diversity.

MRC North is the provider of the Humanitarian Settlement Services program and since 2004, has assisted over 1,400 people to settle in northern Tasmania.

The organisation provides a range of settlement, integration, community development activities and specialist services.

Co-Ordinator: Rhonda O'Sign George Town Council

Services Delivered: Provides support to local National Heart Foundation Walk Organisers and Walking Groups.

Neighbourhood House INC.

George Town Neighbourhood House - AKA "The Hood", we are a funny bunch of characters that enjoy having a laugh with others, most of the time we laugh at ourselves and crack up at our own jokes. We strive to provide a happy, enjoyable environment where everyone is able to come together and enjoy themselves.

We pride ourselves on being an organisation that loves to learn and pass knowledge on. we like to know a little bit about everything that relates to supporting our community members therefore no matter where you are starting out, if you have questions or find yourself in a pickle, feel free to contact us for support or guidance.

Secretary: Karen Johnson

Secretary: John Stagg

Meetings: 4th Monday of each month at 10.00 am at George Town R&SLA Club

Services Delivered:

The purpose of the club shall be to advance cultural interests among adult persons who have retired or are smi-retired from their former occupations.

Joining and Membership Fees apply.

Disability Access - Yes

We are neighbours, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.

The Rotary Club of George Town meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm at York Cove.

President : Heather Ashley  e:

Secretary: David Allen  e:

New members and visitors are most welcome, however please contact the Secretary prior to your visit for catering purposes.

Services Delivered:

Community & international support & services

Note: Membership requires nomination.


Senior Citizens' Club of George Town

Tuesdays , Thursday, Saturdays 12.30 - 4.00 pm