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Newnham is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Launceston in the Launceston LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of the town of Launceston. The 2016 census recorded a population of 6453 for the state suburb of Newnham.[1] It is a suburb of Launceston. Newnham is located on the East Tamar Highway, on the eastern side of the Tamar River.

The University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College and TasTAFE have a campus in Newnham. Mowbray Indoor Sport 'n' Skate is also located in this area.


Newnham was gazetted as a locality in 1963.[2]

The suburb was nearly named "Mowbray Heights" in 1961, but this was not gazetted.[3]


The waters of the Tamar River form the south-western boundary.[4]

Road infrastructure

Route A8 (East Tamar Highway) runs through from south to north.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Newnham (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Newnham". Placenames Tasmania. Select “Search”, enter "374L", click “Search”, select row, map is displayed, click “Details”. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Home". placenames.tas.gov.au.
  4. ^ Google (2 April 2021). "Newnham, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.