Welcome to the Burnie Rostrum Club

The Burnie Rostrum Club is a friendly club, we try to make visitors and new members feel very welcome.


Why Join Burnie Rostrum?

New Members often join for one or a combination of these two reasons:

The first is to obtain a better understanding or meeting procedure, which is important for individuals who have been elected as a President or Chairman of a community group or organisation.

The second and somewhat more common reason, is to improve their confidence to speak in public. This helps them contribute in the community.

In other cases, people may find that a change in their job requires them to speak in public and Rostrum training assists with this!


Where does Burnie Rostrum meet?

The club meets in the platypus Room, LINC Burnie (Library) on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Access to this room is via the rear Library entrance door.
Our venue offers us the opportunity to give Audio Visual presentations as well as our regular Public Speaking program.


What do Members speak about?

Recent speaking topics have included:

  • The value of the Arts
  • Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit
  • Gastronomic Delights
  • The modern generation has it easy
  • How to entertain young children on a car trip

What makes Burnie Rostrum special?

In recent years members of the club have won the Sir John Morris Memorial Public Speaking Award (a Statewide Competition held annually) and the Novice Speakers Competition. Our interactions with the community have included coaching medical students in the art of Public Speaking and we have also chaired a debate on King Island on the contentious topic of wind farms.


What is Burinie Rostrums #1 Public Speaking Tip?

Preparation is everything!


  Visitors are most welcome.
There is no requirement for visitors to give a speech, Only when you are ready!

 Meeting Time: Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm

Burnie Linc, 30 Alexander St, Burnie.

The meeting room is at the back entrance of the Burnie Library. Walk along the pathway between the Library and Alexander Beetle House and turn right.

 Contact:  Gai Cunningham on 64319135 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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