Glenorchy, Tasmania

Glenorchy, Tasmania
Postcode: 7010
Coordinates: 42°49′59″S 147°16′33″E / 42.83306°S 147.27583°E / -42.83306; 147.27583Coordinates: 42°49′59″S 147°16′33″E / 42.83306°S 147.27583°E / -42.83306; 147.27583
LGA: City of Glenorchy
Federal Division: Denison
Suburbs around Glenorchy:
Montrose Elwick Goodwood
Glenorchy Derwent Park
Merton West Moonah Moonah

Glenorchy is a business district and suburb in the northern part of greater Hobart, capital of the state of Tasmania, Australia. The land was originally used for agriculture (particularly orchards) but is now a largely suburban, working-class area. It is the seat of the Local Government Area of the same name, the City of Glenorchy.

Glenorchy is home to many facilities of the northern suburbs. These include an outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, an Australian rules football oval and a football (soccer) ground (both part of the KGV Oval complex), a bowls club, and a public area called Tolosa Park. Glenorchy is also home to the Tasmanian Transport Museum. A major feature of the park is its open-air auditorium, primarily used for musical performances.

Schools in the area include Glenorchy Primary School, Cosgrove High School, Brent Street Primary School, Guilford Young College and Dominic College.

The main traffic route in and out of Glenorchy is the Main Road, which passes the area in a north-south direction.

Glenorchy is a physically large suburb, and some parts of it have been given alternate names:

  • Elwick is the name given to the area east of the Brooker Highway, including the Elwick Racecourse and the Hobart Showground.
  • Merton refers to the Barossa Road area, and the surrounding bushlands between Glenorchy and Lenah Valley.


Big W Glenorchy

The Glenorchy Central business district also has three major indoor shopping centres, Northgate Shopping Centre, Glenorchy Central (Centro), and Glenorchy Plaza.


Glenorchy has many large retailers, including a Best & Less, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Mitre 10 Home & Trade and Target.

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