Civic Events, Awards and Ceremonies


Council conducts a number of civic events throughout the year.

Citizenship ceremonies are hosted regularly by Council on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Mayor conducts the ceremonies where new citizens take their citizenship pledge, and are welcomed into the community.  Livestream and recordings of the Ceremony can be accessed by the location: Council Chambers Livestream or Burnie Arts Town Hall Live.

ANZAC Day Council works closely with the RSL Burnie Sub-Branch to conduct the services held on 25 April each year. The dawn service and 11am service are conducted at the Burnie Park cenotaph. A large number of community groups, schools, organisations and elected members come together to lay wreaths in a moving service that demonstrates our community's honour for the memory of those who fought and served in all conflicts.

Remembrance Day is another important day in the calendar, with a service conducted at 10.40am on 11 November each year, culminating in two minutes of silence at 11am. Once again, wreaths are laid at the cenotaph in memory of the fallen.