Ricky Ponting - Former Australian cricketer and one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Heath Shaw - Australian rules football player who played for Collingwood and GWS Giants.
Grant Birchall - Australian rules football player who played for Hawthorn and Brisbane Lions.
Julia Gillard - Former Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013) and the first female to hold the position.
Geoff Lyons - Australian politician who represented the Division of Bass in the federal parliament.
Artists and Authors
Benjamin Duterrau - Notable Australian colonial artist known for his works depicting Tasmanian Aborigines.
Rachel Leary - Artist renowned for her unique clay sculptures and ceramic works.
Jackson Williams - Writer and author of various novels including "The Mulching of America" and "Forgotten Children."
John Morris - Renowned Australian businessman and owner of the Burnie-based Tasman Group.
Simone Ann Lockhart - Recipient of the 2011 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award for her contributions to the community.
Is there someone we have missed? Would you like to honor a distinguished resident from Burnie? We welcome the public to sponsor individuals by creating your own permanent article in the Burnie Hall of Fame