My Council

About Us

The Break O’Day municipality extends 3809 square kilometres along the East Coast of Tasmania from Eddystone Point (larapuna) and Mt William National Park in the north to Denison River in the south and west to the eastern portion of the Fingal Valley.

Our region includes a diverse range of scenery and townships from the arty and creative hub of St Marys, historic townships like Fingal, Mathinna and Weldborough to the coastal towns and hamlets such as Falmouth, Scamander, Beaumaris, Binalong Bay and St Helens – the Game Fishing capital of Tasmania.

St Helens is the main Township and service hub of the area and the largest town on the north east coast of Tasmania.

Break O’Day Council is a proactive local government body dedicated to providing quality services for our community and visitors while balancing economic development with environmental sustainability.

For more information about us please visit the Discover Us page on our website.

Our Vision:

“A naturally beautiful environment that speaks to our heart. A diverse and thriving community; a place of opportunity. A place where everyone feels safe, welcome and connected.”

Our Values:

Working as a TEAM with OPEN & HONEST COMMUNICATION; we act with INTEGRITY whilst showing RESPECT and being POSITIVE and proactive in our actions

Leadership/ Ownership:

We will be visionary and accountable leaders who advocate and represent the views of our community in a transparent way.

We will make decisions for the greater good of Break O’Day by being accessible and listening to our community.

Great Communication:

We will listen, consult and engage with the community and individuals.

We will be open, honest and proactive in our communication. We will keep people informed about the things that matter to them.

Infrastructure and services:

We will plan, deliver and maintain quality infrastructure and services.

We will strive to deliver excellent customer service and promote Break O’Day as a desired destination.

Working together:

We will build, and maintain strong relationships and partnerships through consultation, engagement and collaboration.

We will support and facilitate our community.

Stewardship/ Custodian:

We will be responsible in planning and management of the Break O’Day area.

We will make good decisions about our environment and resources.

We will balance competing needs and demands while keeping a sustainable future in mind.

Fiscal Responsibility:

We will work within a culture of financial sustainability focusing on securing outside funding, spending wisely and being fair to all.

We will recognise the limitations of resources and the community’s capacity to pay.

By ensuring that all we do fits within the above mentioned ideals, we will be able to successfully, and positively influence our customer’s perception of us and therefore our brand.