Tasmania has long been seen by the world as a place of environmental diversity and natural beauty. More recently, our island has also gained global attention for its unique cultural and culinary offerings, the richness of our people and communities, and the enviable quality of life enjoyed by those who live here.

As our state’s Capital City, Hobart is at the centre of what makes Tasmania special, and is a thriving home for the best that our island has to offer. In this place, you can experience pristine mountains, forests, and waterways, engage with world-class art and one of the oldest continuing cultures on earth; and be enveloped in the warmth and openness of friendly locals-all without leaving the vibrancy of our compact, liveable city.

As one of five global gateways to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, exploration, innovation and science are in our blood. Research, knowledge leadership, and education will continue to be major growth areas for our city in the years ahead.

Our flourishing visitor economy delivers memories and experiences to travellers that will last a lifetime. There remains huge untapped potential to build on and grow these world-class experiences.

We offer a unique and well-resourced creative platform from which to tell the world’s stories, and to bring Tasmania’s stories to the world.

We excel and provide global leadership in the sustainable, renewable, regenerative and community-minded ways of working that will be in high-demand across the world in the years ahead.

Hobart adds rich and unique value to all of the endeavours that are undertaken here.

Lord Mayor profile: Anna Reynolds

Anna Reynolds, Lord Mayor of Hobart.

Anna Reynolds, Lord Mayor of Hobart.

Councillor Anna Reynolds was elected Lord Mayor of Hobart in November 2018, the third woman to be elected into the role. First elected as an Alderman to the City of Hobart in 2014, she was Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Committee during her first term.

Anna began her career establishing a community legal centre in North Queensland, after completing her degree at the Australian National University. She has held senior roles in advocacy, policy development and management, including:

  • Managing the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Parliament Liaison Office
  • Deputy Director of WWF International’s Global Climate Change Program
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania

As Lord Mayor, Anna is focused on a range of issues including affordable housing, climate change, active transport, and protecting Hobart’s heritage.

The Lord Mayor is currently chairperson for the Climate Futures and City Heritage portfolios.

*Featured image: Farmgate Market, Hobart. Courtesy, Natasha Mulhall.