The City of Launceston works with various organisations throughout the year to celebrate the achievements of individuals, organisations and businesses within our municipality.  

Community Recognition Awards

Community Recognition Awards - City of Launceston


The City of Launceston will present Community Recognition Awards to local residents who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community. The Community Event of the Year Award will also be presented to the person or group which has staged the most outstanding community event during the year. 

There are four award categories:

  • Citizen Award
  • Young Citizen Award (under the age of 27 on 26 January the following year)
  • Sports Award
  • Community Event of the Year Award

The community can nominate a person or group who they think has contributed significantly through their work in our community.

Nomination Details

To nominate, please download the Nomination Form(PDF, 256KB) and forward your completed nomination form marked ‘Confidential’ to Elizabeth Clark, Civic Affairs Officer at the City of Launceston via:
Mail to PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250
Email to

For more information, view the Guidelines and Criteria(PDF, 217KB)



Waste NoT Awards

Waste Not Awards


Have you, your school, or your business made an effort to change the way you manage your waste?

The Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Groups 'Waste NoT Awards' is back for another year in 2021 and will be open to schools, individuals and organisations who have improved their waste management practices during the 2020/21 financial year.

From recycling to re-invention, upcycling, and education initiatives, the Waste NoT Awards recognise and reward your efforts for re-thinking your waste.

To learn more, or enter the 2021 Waste NoT Awards, visit

Volunteer Recognition Awards

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Applications for the 2020 City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards are now closed

The City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards are held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week from 18-24 May 2020 and recognise the outstanding contribution that individuals and organisations make to the Launceston community.

In 2020, there were three award categories available for nominations:

  • Hours of Service Nomination: Individual -for individual volunteers who have provided 200, 500, 750, 1000, 2500 or 5000 hours or more of voluntary service to the community in 2019.
  • Hours of Service Nomination: Organisation for clubs, service organisations and other community groups who have collectively provided 100 hours or more of voluntary service to the Launceston community in 2019.
  • Outstanding Achievement Nomination:for individuals or community groups/organisations that have provided outstanding voluntary service to the Launceston community. Outstanding Achievement Award nomination categories include: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Sport and Recreation, Environment, Conservation and Animal Welfare, Community, Health and Education, Community Safety and Emergency Services.

Nominations have now closed




Heritage Snap 2022 Photography Competition

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About the competition

The City of Launceston's annual Heritage Snap competition provides a platform for our younger residents to share their vision of our city's heritage through photography.

This year’s theme is 'Young at heart'. Launceston has always been a city of innovation - many of the buildings we see now as old were once the 'latest thing' and show the excitement and creativity of earlier times. We would love to see your images of places in and around Launceston that you think are still vibrant, and hear how you imagine their youth. These could be buildings or places you love or where you’ve had good times, and they could be whole buildings or small parts of them - whatever is of interest to you.

We encourage you to explore the city and photograph these important places (under the supervision of parents and/or teachers for our younger photographers).

Judging will be undertaken by an expert panel including members of the City of Launceston Heritage Advisory, and winners will be announced at a ceremony at Town Hall in November (date to be confirmed).

Entries are now closed for the Heritage Snap 2022 Junior Photography Competition.


Entry details

Entries for the Heritage Snap 2022 Junior Photography Competition are now closed.

Download the 2022 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 110KB)

If you have questions in regard to Heritage Snap annual photography competition, please contact Fiona Ranson by calling 6323 3370, or emailing:



Entries will be considered by the members of the Launceston City Council Heritage Advisory Committee and relevant experts as required. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Download the 2022 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 110KB)



Winners will receive a certificate and prizes as follows:

  • Primary School section – a framed print of the winning image and a photographic voucher
  • Year 7–10 section – a framed print of the winning image and a photographic voucher
  • Year 11–12 section – a voucher for photographic equipment to the value of $500

Download the 2022 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 110KB)

Key dates

  • Submissions open:  23 September, 2022
  • Submissions close: 4pm on 31 October, 2022
  • Awards ceremony at schools: TBA

Download the 2022 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 110KB)




The Places of Launceston series of events, including a new heritage awards program, will return next year - if you have suggestions for the 2023 program, please email the Place & Heritage Officer Fiona Ranson.