Awards & Recognition

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

Launceston Volunteer Recognition

Launceston Volunteer Recognition

City of Launceston recognises the capacity volunteers bring to a broad array of opportunities across our municipality. Without volunteers many of these activities would be difficult to deliver.

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City of Launceston recognises the work of volunteers in our community in the following ways: 

A Volunteering Certificate or Recognition, signed by the Mayor

A Volunteering Certificate or Recognition, signed by the Mayor can be requested by registered volunteer organisations.

To request Certificates of Recognition organisations should:

1. Download the spreadsheet here: Request Form Volunteer Recognition Certificates

2. Enter volunteer's information 

3. Use the email subject header: Certificate of Recognition Request 

4. Send the completed spreadsheet to:

Certificate requests close: 30 April 2023. 

City of Launceston Celebrating Volunteers Event 2023

Not-for-Profit Organisations are invited to send volunteer representatives and their volunteer manager along to the City of Launceston Celebrating Volunteers Event.

During Volunteer Week in May, City of Launceston will again hold a Celebrating Volunteers event to thank Launceston not-for-profit organisation volunteers.

Launceston based not-for-profits are invited to send up to 5 volunteer representatives, including their volunteer coordinator, to the Event. Please note that seats are limited by venue size so early registration is advised.

To request information about the 2023 Celebrating Volunteers Event:

1. Use the email subject header: Celebrating Volunteers Event information request

2. Email:

Organisations will receive instructions on where to register volunteers for the event and a poster to promote the event to interested volunteers.

Event registrations close: 10 May 2023.



Community Recognition Awards

Community Recognition Awards 

The Community Recognition Awards aim to recognise Australian citizens who have made a significant contribution to the Launceston municipal area through volunteer work.

Past recipients have been awarded across four categories:

  • Citizen Award
  • Sports Award
  • Community Event of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen Award

Nominations for the 2024 City of Launceston Community Recognition Awards are not yet open.

Congratulations to all nominees and recipients of the City of Launceston Community Recognition Awards. 


Waste NoT Awards

Waste Not Awards
Waste NoT Awards 

The City of Launceston and Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group have awarded schools, individuals and organisations who have made improvements to their waste management practices.

From recycling to re-invention, upcycling, and education initiatives, the Waste NoT Awards have recognised and rewarded efforts for re-thinking waste.

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Heritage Snap Photography Competition

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Heritage Snap Photography 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.

The annual awards are organised by the Council's Heritage Advisory Committee, which was formed in 2008 to provide advice to the Council on heritage matters and to promote the values of heritage places within the municipality.

The Heritage Snap photography competition is open to school-aged students and is divided into three sections: primary, grades 7 to 10 and grades 11-12.

The Places of Launceston series of events, including a new heritage awards program, will return in 2023 - if you have suggestions for the upcoming program, please email: