Devonport Jazz cancelled for 2020

Devonport Jazz cancelled for 2020

The Devonport City Council has cancelled its 2020 Devonport Jazz Festival given the continuing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus.

It was to be held from 23-26 July.

Mayor Annette Rockliff said the cancellation was an unfortunate but prudent step given the size of the event and the number of acts who would have been coming from interstate and intrastate to perform at the 19th edition of the Festival.

“Given the fact that the Coronavirus issue is rapidly changing, and there is currently no firm timeline for the resolution of the situation, we believe our best option is to cancel Devonport Jazz for this year. We are deeply disappointed, but believe that we have a social responsibility to our whole community,” Cr Rockliff said.

“We have made the decision to cancel at this time to give our artists, venues and audiences maximum time to change their plans and alter any bookings they may already have made.

A festival like Devonport Jazz involves a lot of moving parts – artists, venues, volunteers, technicians, schools, churches, choirs, community bands, accommodation and travel, as well as our audiences, and all have to be taken into account.

”We were getting very excited to announce this year’s line-up, so the decision to cancel Devonport Jazz has not been taken lightly. In fact, it’s been really difficult.  Our major concern is for the safety and wellbeing of the community at large and it is important that we are in line with the national response to the pandemic.”

Cr Rockliff said all stakeholders involved with Devonport Jazz had been informed of the decision.

“We do have a contract with our headline act, and we are hopeful we can re-negotiate for them to appear in 2021.”


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Mayor’s Message – 17 March 2020

The Tasmanian Government has announced that the Ticket to Play sports voucher program is open for 2020.  

Ticket to Play provides vouchers of up to $100 in value towards club membership for children who are aged 5-17 years and listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or in Out of Home Care.

For information and to apply for a voucher go to


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This is a is a fantastic opportunity for children to come along to the Centre and be involved in an engaging story time that is low cost.

The BSMC is hoping to expand its offerings for young people in the future through similar events.

If you would like to register your interest in this event, or future opportunities please get in touch with the Centre on 03 6424 7100 or email

The Trim Toddler Tale Time will be held on Thursday 30 April at a cost of $2 per child.


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The toilet is expected to be ready for use in the first week of April.


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