Burnie's Australia Day Celebrations

Published on 23 January 2020

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Burnie’s Australia Day is set to be huge!

Councillor Ken Dorsey said “Our goal has been to display and celebrate Australiana.  To do this we want to showcase what makes Australia great and the best place in the world to live. This includes Indigenous Culture, the arts, commitment to excellence and acceptance.”

Burnie’s Australia Day celebrations will include a Welcome to Country by Dewayne Everett-Smith from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, entertainment from Goanna front man Shane Howard, music from the Australian Army Band Corp Tasmania and one of Australia’s most in-demand guest speakers Robyn Moore.

Councillor Dorsey said “The Australia Day Committee have worked very hard with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and are extremely appreciative that they have agreed to be part of this event. The Indigenous community’s involvement in Burnie’s Australia Day this year will be very special.”

“A Hobart Indigenous violinist will be playing and singing Solid Rock in Palawa Kani!”

Burnie City Council Mayor Kons said “Councillor Dorsey has been working hard with the Australia Day Committee to make this an event not to be missed. I look forward to joining the community at this event.”

The Australia Day ceremony will be held at the Town Hall in the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Sunday, 26 January 2020 from 10:00am.

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

Morning tea and a good old Aussie BBQ will be provided following the ceremony, while being entertained by the Australian Army Band Corp Tasmania.

This is a free event and all members of our community are very welcome to attend.

An event not to be missed!


For further information please contact:

Communications Officer

Burnie City Council

P 03 6430 5700 | M 0448 568 728