Located approximately 21 kilometers South of Launceston is Longford.

 Longford has the oldest continuously operating racecourse in Australia and is home to many horse studs, training facilities and the region is also renowned for its agricultural Industry. The town provides and operations most services, doctors, dentist, vet, a butcher, baker and yes there is probably a candle stick maker! If not, candles could certainly be purchased from one of the supermarkets. There is a large primary school, however high school children would need to travel to Cressy (approximately a 10 minute drive) or into Launceston for schooling.

- Jo