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Division Profile

  • Division name: Lyons
  • State: Tasmania
  • Name derivation: Named after Joseph Lyons 1879-1939, and Dame Enid Lyons 1897-1981
  • Size & Location description: Lyons covers an area of approximately 32910 sq km and is the largest division in Tasmania covering most of the State from the central highlands in the west to the east coasts and from Beaconsfield township in the north to New Norfolk and the Tasman Peninsula region in the south. The main towns include Beaconsfield, Bridgewater, Brighton, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Dodges Ferry, Evandale, Exeter, Gagebrook, Longford, Midway Point, New Norfolk, Perth, St Helens, Sheffield, Sorell and Westbury.
  • Products/industries of the area: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1984 (This division was previously Wilmot, which was proclaimed in 1903. Its name was changed in 1984).
  • Demographic rating Rural