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Osterley TAS


Located in the West Coast area of Tasmania, Osterley is in the Southern Midlands local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Osterley is a small rural locality located in Central Highlands, Tasmania.

In the 1870s, the town did become home to poor migrants from Scotland, Germany and Ireland – many of whom were shepherds, looking for affordable land to graze their sheep and make a living.

Osterley is 107 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within one and a half hours of travel time via Lyell Highway/A10.

Osterley at a glance

Here’s some location info about Osterley…

Postcode 7140
Latitude -42.7165405
Longitude 147.0207443
Altitude 394.6408386 (metres above sea level)

Population of Osterley TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7140 (Including Osterley) was 12069 people. Out of those, 6106 were male and 5960 were female.

989 (8.19%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 10196 people were born in Australia. 822 (6.81%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Osterley

Here is a map of Osterley, Tasmania and surrounds.

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