Dover is a town of approximately 850 people situated in Huon Valley Council in southern Tasmania. It is a small town of great natural beauty situated on the sea and surrounded by mountains. Key facilities such as the supermarket, service station and community online centre are situated along the main highway. The town covers 4.04 square kilometres and has a density of 120.5 residents per square kilometre (compared to Hobart which covers an area of 1,695.5 square kilometres and has a density of 130 people per square kilometre). The town has one District school with children from pre-kinder to year 12. There is a pharmacy, medical clinic, aged care facility, online access centre, community workshop, R.S.L., bowls club, golf club, post office, bank, accommodation, community church, hardware store, petrol station, bottle shop, skate park and sports oval.
Dover has a range of assets supporting walking and active recreation in the area, scoring 74% for town recreational facilities on the town wide assessment tool.
The program and policy assessment tool showed the town lacked physical activity programs for younger and older adults in the area (scoring 21.5%).
The foreshore region and the walking track are key assets that support many activities, but facilities such as the sailing club, bowls club and sports oval are important too.
Most of the town’s facilities, such as the post office, IGA supermarket, newsagent, public toilets and pharmacy are situated along the main highway that passes through town. These facilities are within walking distance of each other.