Launceston General Post Office, dating from 1889, is historically highly significant. Built as the main post office for Launceston, it has fulfilled this role over a lengthy period, being the central point in the city for a wide range of services which have evolved over the decades. Following Federation, postal services were taken over by the Commonwealth, and post offices were one representation to the general public of the new federal system of government. The GPO has a long and strong association with the development of Launceston and particularly the central business district.
The Launceston General Post Office has undergone changes but is predominantly intact following alterations made to the original design early in the twentieth century, in the 1930s and later. The first floor of the building has been substantially refurbished and partitioned to provide office space. Works were completed in 1998 which also included a business centre and a cafe being incorporated into the building (2001). #clock #Launceston #post #Post_Office #Tasmania #town_clock