Australia Day Ceremony

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

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

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons 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. We have some very generous and special people in our community and these awards are an important opportunity to celebrate their efforts.”

“The citizenship 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 our vibrant, thriving beautiful city - Burnie.”

“This year will mark 70 years since the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 came into effect, creating the new status of ‘Australian citizen’ in this country. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Australian citizenship, a commemorative one dollar coin will be presented to each conferee with their Australian citizenship certificate.”

“We are extremely lucky to have last years’ Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Scott Rankin, as our guest speaker this year. The Theatre Director, Writer, Arts Charity Leader and BighART co-founder is a local hero here on the North West Coast and a truly inspirational speaker.”

Morning tea will be held following the ceremony, this is a free event and all members of our community are very welcome to attend.

For further information please contact

Fiona Loughran
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728