Community Recognition

Burnie City Council recognises and appreciates the service, commitment, effort of volunteers through service organisations that enhance the community spirit and quality of life in the City of Burnie. Without the work of these organisations and clubs, our residents would not enjoy the opportunities for participation, assistance, recreation and belonging that make our community strong. 

Community organisations who reach the following milestones since commencement may apply to Council for the level of recognition outlined below:

Milestone Recognition
Any year of celebration A Certificate of Recognition of Service available from Council where an organisation is celebrating any number of years of service outside the following milestones. For example, organisations may sometimes hold events to celebrate 30 years or 70 years. Application Form to be submitted with at least 21 days notice.
50 years of operation A Plaque of 50 Years Recognition of Service to be provided from Council. The Mayor or his/her representative may be available to attend a formal function hosted by the organisation and present the plaque, where appropriate. Application Form to be submitted with at least 21 days notice.
75 years of operation A Plaque of 75 Years Recognition of Service to be provided from Council. The Mayor or his/her representative may be available to attend a formal function hosted by the organisation and present the plaque, where appropriate. Application Form to be submitted with at least 21 days notice.
100 years
of operation
A Plaque of 100 Years Recognition of Service to be provided from Council The Mayor or his/her representative may be available to attend a formal function and present the plaque, where appropriate. The supply of pre-dinner drinks from Council at the organisation’s celebratory event, where appropriate. (An alternate form of support to a similar value may be considered where the above is not appropriate). Application Form to be submitted with at least 6 weeks notice.
Other Achievement The Council may exercise its discretion in recognising other significant achievements or milestones attained by an organisation in its service or contribution to Burnie, but these opportunities will generally be limited to:
  • major achievements above the normal course of operation
  • milestones of national recognition
  • outstanding one-off contributions benefiting the community.
Generally a Certificate of Recognition will be provided where such achievements are accepted.

Please read the full policy in the documents section of this page.

Application for recognition can be made by submitting an application form from this page.

All requests must be made at least 21 days prior to the event or six weeks prior in the case of 100 years’ celebrations. Forms should be submitted to the Personal Assistant to the General Manager and Mayor, as shown on the form.

For individual recognition opportunities please download the policy for individual recognition on this page.