Welcome to your connection with our community on the South Arm Peninsula, Tasmania.

This site is being developed by volunteers from the South Arm Peninsula Residents’ Association Inc (SAPRA) and is dedicated to showcasing our vibrant community, its stories and our spectacular landscape.




Since its formation in 1989, SAPRA has been working hard to support, promote, and protect the interests and welfare of residents in our community.

We work co-operatively and pro-actively with all tiers of Government, other community organisations and groups, and businesses on a variety of projects and issues, building relationships as we go.

Our role is a mix of advocacy, support, connecting, facilitating and fixing. 

More about SAPRA here >


Community news

Read our latest Peninsula wide newsletter here - South Arm Peninsula News - Issue 2 Apr - May 2024 and catch up on earlier issues here >

Includes updates on activities and projects around the Peninsula - and there's always a lot going on down the Arm!

In this edition

  • SAPRA celebrates 35 years of looking out for our Community
  • Volunteers celebrated at the 3rd annual Thank You Day
  • Rainfall report Jan and Feb (what little there was) plus YTD
  • Men's Shed up and running!
  • Meet local Medal of the Order of Australia recipient, Anne Crummy
  • South Arm Primary School update
  • Cremorne Corner
  • Vale Dot Kelly
  • What's in a name - historically speaking?
  • Anzac Day invitation
  • The story of bees, a bus and a man called Bob!
  • Updates from the Village Fair, South Arm Market and St Barnabas Community Church
  • Nature notes. Stingrays - grace in motion.
  • Plus more AND all your local business contacts!


Stories of our Peninsula

The South Arm Peninsula has a rich heritage of people and places with many stories to tell.

Over decades local historian, Maurice Potter, gathered countless images and tales to tell the story of European history, much of which is on display in our History Room at the South Arm Community Centre.  Michael Topfer has taken over stewardship of the collection, sharing and expanding the information further by adding short articles to our history page here, initiating history cruises on the ML Egeria and managing the active  South Arm Peninsula History Group on Facebook.

Email history@southarm.tas.au for contact details.

South Arm History Room

South Arm Community Centre,
9 Calverton Place, South Arm

Mondays 10am-12noon
Friday and Saturday 1pm-3pm
Market Days (1st Sunday monthly) 1pm-3pm
and by appointment.