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 through their work in our community.

Nominations close 5pm on Friday, 30 November 2019.

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, 239KB)

Our past awards recipients are available to view here, Australia Day Awards past recipients(PDF, 190KB)   

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,

Waste NoT Awards

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Applications for 2019 are now closed. 

Apply online from 1st July 2019 with entries accepted until 9th August 2019.

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 2019 and will be open to schools, individuals and organisations who have improved their waste management practices during the 2018/2019 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.

Visit to apply today!

Volunteer Recognition Awards



Applications for the 2019 City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards have now closed. 

The City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards are held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week from 20 - 26 May 2019 and recognise the outstanding contribution that individuals and organisations make to the Launceston community.


In 2019, 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 2018.
  • 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 2018.
  • Outstanding Achievement Nomination - for individuals or community groups/organisations that have provided outstanding voluntary service to the Launceston community at a ceremony at the Town Hall during National Volunteer Week. 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.


The City of Launceston will recognise individuals or community groups/organisations that have provided outstanding voluntary service to the Launceston community at a ceremony at the Town Hall during National Volunteer Week.



Volunteer Recognition Awards information(PDF, 44KB)


Heritage Awards

2019 Winner of the Heritage Awards


2019 Launceston Heritage Awards

The Awards aim to recognise projects that have improved heritage properties whilst maintaining their heritage value; or have otherwise promoted our historic cultural heritage in Launceston, and this year we are celebrating 10 years of these Awards.

Originally the Awards were intended for built work on heritage buildings, but over the years we have broadened the scope to include works to vehicles, gardens and larger landscapes, and also the promotion of heritage issues in any form. Since 2014 we have also incorporated a photographic competition for students - HERITAGE SNAP!, encouraging our younger residents to recognise and appreciate the built heritage of our city.

Award Categories 1–3: Open from 23 March 29 April 2019 (Now Closed)

1. Heritage Project Award - Works under $200,000
Building and landscape works which retain the cultural significance* of a heritage place*

2. Heritage Project Award - Works over $200,000
Building and landscape works which retain the cultural significance* of a heritage place*

3. Heritage Promotion Award
Production of media, exhibitions, programmes, concepts for heritage sites, or conservation and promotion of heritage collection items. 


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Heritage Snap! Junior photography awards:
Open from 23 March
6 May 2019
(Now Closed)

Open to students from grades 3-12, separated into three grade based sections, with the theme 'This Place Matters', to align with the National Trust Heritage Festival.

 HeritageSnap! is designed to highlight heritage locations and buildings across Launceston, the awards are a great opportunity to explain what makes these areas special to you - from streets, buildings, gardens and architecture, show us what elements of our city and its heritage inspire you. Snap an image of your favourite heritage spots, and be in the running for our 2019 competition!  

To view the entry requirements for Heritage Snap!click HERE.(PDF, 878KB)


Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Town Hall Reception Room on Thursday, 23 May 2019. 

If you would like to enter and need further information, please contact our Heritage Planner by calling 6323 3370 or by emailing: