|Break O'Day Council|
Map showing the Break O'Day local government area.
|o Density||1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)|
|Established||2 April 1993|
|Area||3,525.8 km2 (1,361.3 sq mi)|
|Council seat||St Helens|
|Region||Northern east coast|
|Website||Break O'Day Council|
Break O'Day Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the northern part of the state's east coast. Break O'Day is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,104, the major towns of the region include St Helens, St Marys and Scamander.
The municipality was established on 2 April 1993. Originally proclaimed as Portland-Fingal, the name was later changed to Break O'Day.
Break O'Day is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.
Break O'Day Council is composed of nine Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.
The most recent election of Councillors was held over a two-week period from 14 October to 28 October 2014, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2018 is:
|John McGiveron||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
|Margaret Osborne OAM||Unaligned||1|
|Suburb||Census population 2016||Reason|
|Dianas Basin||Incl in St. Helens|
|Four Mile Creek||96|
|Chain of Lagoons||21|
|Ormley||Incl. in Fingal|
|Tullochgorum||Incl. in Fingal|
|Fingal||405||Includes Ormley, Tolluchgorum, Frodsley|
|Mount Nicholas||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|Cullenswood||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|St. Mary's||682||Includes Mount Nicholas, Cullenswood|
|Upper Esk||26||Includes Roses Tier|
|Roses Tier||Incl. in Upper Esk|
|Frodsley||Incl. in Fingal|
|St. Helen's||2070||Includes Priory|
|Priory||Incl. in St. Helen's|
|Local government total||6,104||Gazetted Break O'Day Council Local Government Area|