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. 

Australia Day Awards

Each year the City of Launceston presents Australia Day 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 though their work in our community.

Nominations close 5pm on Friday, 1 December 2017.

For more information, view the Guidelines and Criteria for Australia Day Awards(PDF, 131KB)
To nominate, download the Nomination Form for an Australia Day Award(PDF, 188KB)

Our past awards recipients are available to view here, Australia Day Awards past recipients(PDF, 214KB)   

A public citizenship ceremony is also held on Australia Day, 26 January, at the Albert Hall.  
For more information about citizenship, please visit the Australian Government website,

Children's Week Awards

The City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania recognise the wonderful achievements of children and those who provide services to children in Launceston. Children's Week is from 21 - 29 October 2017 and raises awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and young people, assisting them to realise their individual potential.

Nominations for the 2017 Children's Week Awards are now closed. Winners will be notified early October and invited to attend a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 24 October.

The award categories are:

Brave Child Award
For a person under the age of 12 for showing great determination and initiative.

Young Endeavour Award
For a person under the age of 18 who helps children by being a positive role.

Community Commitment Award
For schools and groups involving young people under the age of 18 who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution. 

Child Development Award
For community groups or organisations that have contributed to significantly improving children's opportunities to learn and grow. 

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

Waste NoT Awards

Nominations for the Waste NoT Awards, sponsored by the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group is now closed.  

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

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