Junction Arts Festival  

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

Read more in this section. 

Waste NoT Awards - Now Open

Sponsored by the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group, the 2017 Waste NoT Awards are now open to individuals, organisations and schools.  

From recycling to re-invention, up-cycling, and education initiatives, the Waste NoT Awards recognise and reward the efforts of those who are improving their waste management practices.

Entry is free and open to entrants and nominees who are based and/or operate in North and North West Tasmania.

For more information and an application form go to

Entries close at 5pm on Thursday August 31, 2017.


Volunteer Recognition Awards

Winners of the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Awards have been announced. 

Thank you to all those who nominated for the awards, and congratulations to the winners. 

For more information please phone Community Development Project Officer, Sarah McCormack on 6323 3381 or email   

Heritage Awards

Heritage Award winner: Hydro substation

The City of Launceston's Heritage Advisory Committee began the annual Launceston Heritage Awards in 2008 in order to recognise people for sensitively restoring their heritage homes or business premises.

In order to allow for the broad range of enquiries and entries we have received over the years, an award for the promotion of heritage issues in the community was added in 2011, and in 2015 a specific category for garden and landscape was also incorporated.   

In 2014 the awards were expanded further to include a new junior photography award called Heritage Snap! Open to entrants under the age of 18 (in three age groups for primary, high school, and grade 11-12 students), the award aims to encourage young people to take an interest in the history and built heritage of our city.

2017 Heritage Awards 

Nominations have now closed. Winners announced Thursday, May 11. 

These annual awards recognise projects that have improved heritage places while maintaining their heritage value, or have otherwise promoted heritage issues around Launceston. 

This year the Awards will again include works to gardens and landscapes which are integral to significant heritage places, and Heritage Snap!, a photography award intended to encourage younger residents who take an interest in our heritage. 

Five award categories:

1. Heritage Building - small projects
Building works under $200,000 which retain the cultural significance of a heritage place.

2. Heritage Building - major projects
Building works over $200,000 which retain the cultural significance of a heritage place.

3. Heritage Garden and Landscape Projects
Works to the gardens or landscapes of a heritage place which retain their cultural significance.

4. Heritage promotion projects
Production of media, exhibitions or programmes, or conservation and promotion of heritage collection items. 

5. Heritage Snap! Photography awards
Young photographers between grades 3 and 12 are invited to enter this year's Heritage Awards with a photograph depicting their vision of Launceston's City Heart.

For further information, please contact our Heritage Planner or email

Children's Week Awards

Children’s Week™ is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship and always celebrated around Universal Children's Day which is held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia.  A diverse range of events and activities are organised at national, state and local levels which focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

The City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania are partnering to celebrate the achievements of children and young people plus organisations in our municipality that support, inspire and positively guide our younger generation.  Nominations for the 2017 Children's Week Awards will open on Friday September 1 and are invited from individuals, organisations, charities, businesses, sporting groups and associations.

Nominations close Friday September 29, 2017.

For more information contact our Community Development Project Officer, Sarah McCormack on 6323 3381 or email