Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Brighton TAS


Postcode: 7030

Brighton is a town just north of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. It lies between Pontville and the outer Hobart suburb of Bridgewater on the Midland Highway.

From 1826 onwards, the township was the site of the Brighton Barracks, a military accommodation facility until sold off for subdivision in the early 2000s. Most recently it was used as emergency accommodation for refugees fleeing the conflicts in eastern Europe, namely Kosovo.

The area surrounding Brighton was swept with bush and grass fires over the summer of January 2003; however the town itself was safe.

The Brighton area is seeing an increase in light industrial use, being serviced by both road & rail.

The area is also the site of a major horse racing training facility, serving the trotting & pacing industry.