Old Beach is a residential / rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of Brighton in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the town of Brighton. The 2016 census recorded a population of 3779 for the state suburb of Old Beach.[1]

It is approximately 7 km from the Baskerville Raceway.[2] Old Beach is surrounded by an abundance of green mountainous terrain. At the heart of Old Beach is an old mining quarry, active in the late 1980s for the mining of sandstone, and providing and economic boost for the area.


Old Beach was gazetted as a locality in 1970.[3] Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975.[4]


The River Derwent forms the western and south-western boundaries.[5]

Road infrastructure

Route B32 (East Derwent Highway) runs through from west to south.[3][6]

Old Beach (left) and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction and Gunners Quoin


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Old Beach (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Old Beach". Placenames Tasmania. Select "Search", enter "1165J", click "Search", select row, map is displayed, click "Details". Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ Google (2 April 2021). "Old Beach, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.