Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. When founded in 1827, Burnie was named Emu Bay but it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company, in the early 1840s. Burnie was proclaimed a city by Queen Elizabeth II on April 26, 1988. At the 2016 Australian Census Burnie had an urban population of 19,385. Burnie is governed by the City of Burnie local government area.

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Around Burnie TAS 7320

Our Picks on what to Do in Burnie TAS

Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Burnie Regional Museum - TAS

Burnie Park

Our Picks on where to Stay in Burnie TAS

Ikon Hotel

Burnie Central Townhouse Hotel

Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Burnie TAS

Raindrops Restaurant

Indian Corner at Wilson

The Chapel

Shopping in Burnie TAS

Location Information 

  • Population: 27174
  • State electorate(s): Braddon
  • Federal Division(s): Braddon
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Penguin TAS 7316 (17.9 km, 18 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Burnie TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.