Services and Facilities

Below is a brief alphabetical listing of general services and facilities available in the village. For more information on specific businesses, community groups or sporting groups please select from the drop-down list under the Directory link in the top menu.


An ATM is located outside the Mermaid Cafe adjacent to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal at the eastern end of Ferry Road.

Boat Ramps

The main boat ramp is located at Trial Bay just south of the Kettering CBD.

Bush Fire Awareness

Information specific to Kettering can be found  here. The Channel Volunteer Fire Brigade runs a Bush Fire Awareness session annually around November each year.

Church Services

There are no church services held in Kettering. Services are held at the Woodbridge Church. For details visit the Channel Congregation website.

Community Hall

The Kettering Community Hall is available for hire for meetings and functions. For further information click here.

Fire Brigade

For all information regarding the Tasmanian Fire Service please visit their website.

In the event of a fire call 000.


Petrol, diesel and gas are available from Kettering Central located in the Channel Highway.  Fuel for boats is also available from the Oyster Cove Chandlery jetty located in the Oyster Cove Marina.

Justice of the Peace

The following Justices of the Peace reside locally and are generally available during daytime hours. If you require the services of a Justice of the Peace please phone to arrange a suitable time.

  • Ken Goodsell – 6267 4462


The nearest State Library of Tasmania is located in Kingston. Availability of titles can be determined using the library’s on-line catalogue.


A number of markets operate in the Channel area and are listed under on-going events on the Kingbrough Council website.


Kettering does not have a resident doctor. There are doctors available within 5 – 15 minutes drive at Snug and Kingston. Hobart has a full range of medical and hospital facilities.

On-Line Access Centre

The nearest On-line Access Centre is located at the Westwinds Community Centre and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Contact Kim on 6267 4691 for all your enquiries.

Post Office

The Post Office is located adjacent to the Kettering Central General Store, 2938a Channel Highway and operates Monday to Friday. Not all areas of Kettering are serviced by mail deliveries. Mail is held at the Post office for collection. PO Boxes are available on request. Contact Michael or Rose on 6267 4103.

Public Transport

Metro Tasmania provides a service between Hobart and the Channel area. Click here to view the current timetable or call 132 201.


Oyster Cove Marina, located at the head of Little Oyster Cove, offers full slipping and hardstand facilities.

Tennis Courts

Public tennis courts are located immediately to the south of the Kettering Community Hall on the Channel Highway. There are two courts: the one nearest the highway is open to the public; the second court is reserved for the use of members of the Kettering Tennis Club. For more information contact the Secretary of the Club, Margie Benjamin on 6267 4994.

Waste Disposal

Kingborough Council does not operate a garbage collection service in the area. Waste disposal services are available at Barretta just north of Electrona. For details click here. A private contractor provides local waste pickup services. For details contact Darren King on 0429 434 177.