paranaple is a local aboriginal word

The paranaple convention centre opened in September 2018 as part of the City of Devonport’s LIVING CITY master plan. It offers a contemporary conference, convention and events centre in the heart of North-West Tasmania.

The name paranaple is a local aboriginal word for the section of the Mersey River that flows through Devonport and into Bass Strait. The floor to ceiling windows on the top floor convention centre take advantage of the waterside location with a spectacular view of the mouth of the Mersey River and Bass Strait.

This spacious and flexible 400 banquet or 800 theatre style auditorium offers modern facilities, all within a stone’s throw of accommodation, restaurants, artisan markets, activities and attractions.

Our highly trained and experienced staff will cater to your requirements, with the resources to deliver small intimate corporate functions right through to full-scale concert performances. Catering is easy with our in-house Chef and catering team. 


Together, the Devonport City Council and the Devonport Library offer an exceptional meeting room service in the new paranaple centre. The centre features a diverse range of meeting rooms and resources available for community and commercial hire.

Rooms are equipped with advanced audio visual equipment and contemporary furnishings for comfort and functionality. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the centre on the Devonport City Council or Libraries Tasmania networks.

Catering for meetings and events can be provided by paranaple centre endorsed suppliers.

Devonport & the paranaple Precinct

The 1.8ha paranaple precinct is in the heart of Devonport and the paranaple convention centre is located on the top floor of the paranaple centre).

Next door is the paranaple arts centre which houses the Devonport Regional Gallery, our Visitor Information Centre and the 400-seat proscenium arch Town Hall Theatre.

Across the Market Square with is 6×3.5m outdoor LED screen is Market Square Pavilion, an alfresco market area with restaurants, eateries and bars

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