Live & Work
Launceston’s lifestyle is gaining in reputation, evidenced by the growing number of visitors to the city and region each year.
Launceston, the regional hub of Northern Tasmania, enjoys a rich and natural history. Located at the head of the Tamar Valley, the Launceston region is renowned for its award winning wines, gourmet dining experiences, magnificent natural features and friendly residents.
Moving to Launceston
Launceston offers an enviable lifestyle. A short hop from Melbourne or Sydney, the city offers great contrast with the mainland or ‘big island’. There is something here for everyone.
The fantastic lifestyle, low unemployment, Mediterranean climate, great educational opportunities, low levels of crime and affordable real estate make Launceston an ideal sea-change destination.
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Launceston has a strong sporting tradition, with facilities to match. Hawthorn Football Club has made Launceston it’s second home at Aurora Stadium. If horse racing is your thing then don’t miss the Launceston Cup Carnival in February each year culminating in the running of the Cup on the last Wednesday in February.
If the Arts are to your liking then Launceston has a world class museum and gallery, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at Inveresk. You can also experience everything from live theatre and music to movies and commercials galleries.
Food & Wine
The region is a wine lover's and foodie's paradise and is the gateway to Tasmania’s premier wine growing region – the Tamar Valley. Here you will find vineyard after vineyard, where a warm sun and gentle rain provide the perfect growing environment for Tasmania’s acclaimed cool climate wines.
The Tamar Valley Wine Route (north to Rowella, east across the Batman Bridge to Pipers River, and south of Launceston to Relbia) encourages you to taste premium local fare at one of 24 cellar doors as well as the "world's best beer" from James Boag.
Or experience Festivale, Winner, Tasmanian Tourism Events & Festivals Award 2008. One of Tasmania's premier food and wine events, Festivale is held the second weekend in February every year in Launceston's historic City Park.
Launceston is home to the best restaurant in the State, The Terrace at the Country Club Resort, Winner Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2008 as well as many award-winning restaurants and cafés including This Cafe, Stillwater, Mud and Me Wah. Launceston has a healthy café culture: from outdoor eateries and a French patisserie at "the Paris end of Charles Street", to the café and dining hub of Seaport.
We have four distinct seasons, with long summer days, a sunny autumn, fresh spring and brisk winter. We breathe the world’s cleanest air and enjoy fresh water and wine and food that is acclaimed around the world.