Launceston Carnival

October 2019


Due to adverse weather forecasts, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone, that sadly we have decided to CANCEL this years carnival.




Dear Loyal supporters, it has been with a heavy heart that the Carnival Committee have made the decision today to cancel this year’s parade.

As a committee we have been planning this year’s Carnival since last January and I believe this year’s parade would have been the best yet.

So as Chairman I feel that I should explain why we made the hard decision to cancel this year’s event.

The worst case scenario for us as a Committee has always been high winds and heavy rain and as Launceston Carnival has always been conscious of the Health & Safety risks attached to our event, it was important for the long term future of Carnival to maintain our 100% safety record and the only way to do this was to Cancel the event, due to the severe weather conditions .

As much as it hurt us to cancel the Carnival, it would have hurt us far more if the high winds & driving heavy rain would have caused an injury to anyone taking part and to proceed would have put many people at risk and that was a risk we couldn’t take.

Having held an emergency Committee meeting this evening we all came to one conclusion and that is to accept the hand we have been dealt by Mother Nature and to start thinking forward to 2019 and I can promise you this, that is exactly what we will do.

I want you all to know that the Committee really appreciate the support we get every year by the whole Community and with 2019 being our 10th anniversary, we intend to start work towards producing a Carnival next year to beat all others.

Best Wishes & thank you.

Dave Gordon

Launceston Carnival Chairman

New 2018 Royalty

This years Launceston carnival royalty chosen at the Eagle House hotel on Friday 18th May. Pictured from left are Attendant -Anna Littlejohn, Queen - Issy Tape, Attendant - Amelia Perkins. Picture by Paul Hamlyn.

Copies of these photos are available directly from Paul Hamlyn.

Welcome to the Launceston Carnival Website

The Launceston Carnival Website is here to let you keep up to date with all the latest news surrounding the carnival. You can also use the website to download the necessary forms to enter for the coming carnival. We hope to develop the website in coming years to keep a history of the carnival and have a media rich archive. Please feel free to explore and roam the website.


Want to help? We are looking for helpers to perform a range of tasks for the coming carnival, if you would like to help out please use the contact us form on the website.


We are looking for old photos of the carnival from the past to add to the archives gallery. If you have any pics/snaps which you think people might like to see then please upload them from the gallery page.


This website is paid for using donations from local companies. Please visit the sponsors page to see who has helped us.

Carnival Royalty Float design

Competition Time!
We recently ran a competition to design a new carnival royalty float. Izzy Tape came up with what think is the best design and so our team has been busy making her design a reality!!!! You won't get to see it until the carnival, but there will be photos of the build available later in the year.

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