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Preolenna TAS


Located in the West Coast area of Tasmania, Preolenna is in the Waratah/Wynyard local government area, and within the electoral seat of Braddon.

Preolenna is a small rural community located in Waratah/Wynyard in the north west of Tasmania.

The town is a fertile valley bounded by the Inglis, Jessie, Flowerdale and Arthur Rivers. Henry Hellyer traversed the area on his expedition of 1827. The presence of coal in the Jessie Gorge area and some 5000 acres of first class milling timber and first class basaltic soils attracted the interest of miners, settlers and the government.

Preolenna, TAS is 368 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within four and a half hours of travel time via National Highway 1.

Preolenna at a glance

Here’s some location info about Preolenna…

Postcode 7325
Latitude 0
Longitude 0
Altitude 149.1330261 (metres above sea level)

Population of Preolenna TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7325 (Including Preolenna) was 9015 people. Out of those, 4397 were male and 4621 were female.

911 (10.11%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 7506 people were born in Australia. 834 (9.25%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Preolenna

Here is a map of Preolenna, Tasmania and surrounds.

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