As the largest municipality by population in Tasmania, the City of Launceston owns and operates a number of major facilities and provides a level of service usually found in a much larger city.
The greater Launceston area has a population of approximately 106,000 people. The 530-plus City of Launceston employees deliver services to residents and visitors through five directorates ‑ Infrastructure Services, Development Services, Facility Management, Corporate Services and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Major facilities include University of Tasmania Stadium ‑ the Tasmanian home of the Hawthorn Football Club, the Albert Hall, the state-of-the-art Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre, the Princess Theatre, and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Launceston is famed for its parks, gardens and recreational facilities, which are second to none when compared to similar sized cities across Australia. The city owns, maintains and manages 251 parks and reserves which equates to 900 hectares and more than 27,000 trees.
The City of Launceston is served by 12 Councillors, including Mayor Albert van Zetten and Deputy Mayor Danny Gibson.