Living here

Welcome home

Make the move to George Town for a life well lived

We enjoy an enviable lifestyle here in George Town. We’re a laidback coastal community home to friendly people and beautiful nature, with excellent career opportunities thanks to our thriving and expanding local industries.

Residents benefit from amenities right on the doorstep, including schools, hospitals, community centres and sports clubs – not to mention our food and drink scene with cafes, bars and restaurants serving from morning to night.

Many people in George Town have moved here from somewhere else, so we welcome newcomers with open arms. Young families love the weekend activities and affordable property prices, job seekers benefit from our thriving manufacturing zone and tourism industry, and many others simply seek a better quality of life with all the fresh air and services they desire.

What’s more, George Town enjoys this coastal lifestyle while being only 37-minutes by car from Launceston via the East Tamar Highway.

It’s an easy place to live, an easy place to enjoy, and an easy place to belong.

Are you ready to discover a new way of life?

Sports and leisure

You can be as active or as relaxed as you like in George Town, but we have a few activities that you might not want to miss.


George Town is a popular fishing haven, with estuary freshwater and ocean saltwater full with salmon, calamari, garfish, cod, trevally and more.

Clubs and recreation

We have a huge range of clubs and facilities, including football, netball, tennis, barefoot bowls, cricket, golf, boxing, skating, judo, weight training and more.

Walking trails

George Town’s varied walking trails are enjoyed by walkers, joggers, nature-lovers and cyclists – from bushwalking, to the foreshore, to the riverbank.

Water sports

Our beautiful beaches are popular for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. We also have an outdoor pool for swimming all summer long.