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About Launceston

Launceston mixes city and country charms, with heritage streetscapes and urban wilderness.

In Launceston you’ll drink some of Australia’s purest water, eat fresh produce from local street markets and enjoy world-famous seafood offerings.

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk, Launceston, TAS

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk, Launceston, TAS. Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania/Rob Burnett.

A snapshot of Launceston

Major education providers

University of Tasmania Launceston campuses and TasTAFE.


Over 71,000

Small city charm

Launceston is known for its welcoming and safe community, panoramic views and amazing food scene.

Launceston offers quality education at University of Tasmania and TasTAFE, affordable living, and job opportunities in hospitality, agriculture, tourism and healthcare.

The arts and culture scene is wide and diverse with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) being Australia’s largest regional gallery.

Just a stroll from Launceston’s city centre, is the Cataract Gorge where you can walk through 5km of forested river reserve wrapped around a dramatic gorge. 

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk, Launceston, TAS

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk, Launceston. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.

Tasmania information and support

Study Tasmania runs many programs and events to enhance student experience in Tasmania, including employability support programs, industry webinars, hospitality training courses, wellbeing webinars and networking events. You can also find student help and support, and more information about living and studying in Tasmania.

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