It lies on the Murchison Highway, 25 kilometres north-east of Zeehan and is part of the Municipality of West Coast Council. At the 2006 census, Rosebery had a population of 1,032. Like most of the other settlements on the west coast of Tasmania, Rosebery is a mining town. The Rosebery Mine has operated continuously since then, with 75 year celebrations held during February, 2011. The mine is currently operated by Minerals and Metals Group Ltd (MMG), producing zinc, lead, copper, silver and gold. Recent exploration has shown a further expected life span of 20-25 years.