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Ouse TAS


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

Ouse is a small rather quaint rural Central Highlands village on the Lyell Highway, situated on the junction with the Victoria Valley Road and on the banks of the Ouse River.

The town prides itself for the Meadowbank Lake, the lake was created when Catagunya Dam was constructed in 1954, and is an excellent trout fishing and aquatic area. The lake is also popular with water skiers with two designated ski zones south of Dunrobin Bridge. A camping and picnic area is located at Bethune Park on the western side of Dunrobin Bridge. A picnic area, public toilets and boat ramp are located on the eastern side of Dunrobin Bridge.

Bethune Camping Area, beside Meadowbank Lake, is a grassy camping and picnic area with sites that can accommodate big rigs. Perfect for water skiers and anglers, there’s a launching ramp close by on the eastern side of Dunrobin Bridge.

Ouse is 89 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within one hour of travel time via Lyell Highway/A10.

Ouse at a glance

Here’s some location info about Ouse…

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

Population of Ouse TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7140 (Including Ouse) 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 Ouse

Here is a map of Ouse, Tasmania and surrounds.

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