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Avoca is a small village located 81 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of Launceston in the island of Tasmania. At the 2016 census, Avoca and the surrounding area had a population of 216.

The locality is in the Northern Midlands, except for about 1% which is in the Break O'Day Council area.

Avoca is situated on the banks of the South Esk River near the confluence of the St. Paul's river in the parish of Avoca and county of Cornwall, and was first settled in the 1830s. It was originally named St. Paul's Plains by John Helder Wedge during a 1833 survey of the area. The area was officially settled in 1834 as a farming, coal and tin mining village.

It is 159 kilometres (99 mi) from Hobart, 99 kilometres (62 mi) from Launceston, and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Campbell Town.

In the 19th century, the town had a small Anglican church (St. Thomas', designed by James Blackburn), a school, and a police station. St. Paul's river was crossed by a small stone bridge. St. Paul's Plains Post Office opened on 1 June 1832 and was renamed Avoca in 1837.Today mines in the area have closed and Avoca serves only as a farming community.

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