More volunteers needed for bumper cruise ship season

Published on 29 October 2019

Volunteers with Alison Burgess - start fo the 2019 -2020 season - The Advocate

Burnie City Council is embarking on the busiest Cruise Ship season to date with 39 cruise ships scheduled to visit our city in the 2019/20 season. 

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “we are extremely lucky to have volunteers who willingly give up their time to welcome our guests and showcase Burnie to the world, the job they do is outstanding. At present we have a pool of 65 dedicated Cruise Ship volunteers that we can call upon, however we will require more due to the sheer number of ships expected to visit this year. 

“February and March will be particularly busy, and with some volunteers taking well deserved breaks, we will need to recruit some new Burnie ambassadors. 

“Volunteers help greet cruise ship passengers, offer information on local attractions and provide commentary on shuttle buses. 

“Passengers comment positively on the great help our volunteers provide throughout the city, along with the Mayoral welcome.” 

“Council will be running a volunteer recruitment session in the coming months for people interested in becoming a volunteer. However people are encouraged to get in contact with us now if they are interested by completing a Volunteer Enquiry Form on the Burnie City Council Website.”  

To find out more about this coming Cruise Ship season and to enquire about becoming a volunteer, visit and register your interest. 

Photo taken at the Makers Workshop staff Sue Patchett, Jane Rudd, Bron Conlon and Allison Burgess were kept busy as the cruise ship season kicked off on Monday. Picture: Simon Sturzaker  - The Advocate