Sandford is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Clarence in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-east of the town of Rosny Park. The 2016 census recorded a population of 1883 for the state suburb of Sandford.[1]

It is a town located on the South Arm Peninsula on the outskirts of Hobart. Sandford is also home to the Sandford Rifle Club which is located in Rifle Range Road. It is far enough from the Tasmanian capital of Hobart to consist largely of bushland, but near enough to be within commuting distance. Most of the inhabitants of Sandford live on a large acreage, either used for farming or recreational purposes.


Sandford was gazetted as a locality in 1966.[2] Muddy Plains Post Office opened on 20 November 1850. It was renamed "Sandford" in 1887 and closed in 1972.[3]


The waters of Ralphs Bay form the western boundary, and Frederick Henry Bay most of the southern and eastern.[4]

Road infrastructure

Route B33 (South Arm Road) runs through from north to south.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Sandford (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Sandford". Placenames Tasmania. Select "Search", enter "1229J", click "Search", select row, map is displayed, click "Details". Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ Google (2 April 2021). "Sandford, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  5. ^ "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.