Australia Day Ceremony

The Burnie Australia Day Special Committee invites everyone to attend the Australia Day ceremony which is being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 26 January, starting at 10:30am.

The program includes a Citizenship Ceremony as well as the presentation of Burnie’s Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year awards.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Awards are a very special part of the Australia Day celebrations, as we are able to formally recognise those people who contribute greatly to our community. Nominations for these awards are called for throughout the year and we are always impressed with the caliber of nominations. We have some very generous and special people in our community and these awards are an important opportunity to recognise their efforts.”

“Thirteen people will also become Australian citizens in a special citizenship ceremony. This part of the ceremony is always a highlight and provides everyone the chance to reflect on what it is to be an Australian. It is wonderful to be able to welcome those individuals and families who have not only chosen Australia to be their new home, but more specifically Burnie.”

“Every year we have a guest speaker at the Australia Day ceremony and this year our guest speaker is Craig Leeson. Craig is an award winning film maker, journalist, television presenter and Director of the documentary A Plastic Ocean. He is also a very proud Tasmanian.”

Morning tea will be held following the ceremony, all are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728