Hear ye! Do you have what it takes to be the new Town Crier


Redland City Council is shouting out for a new Town Crier following the retirement of Max Bissett in December last year.

Mayor Karen Williams said Max had made an outstanding contribution during his 16 years of service as the city’s Town Crier.

“He was a big supporter of our community and a great ambassador for our city,” Cr Williams said.

“Max completed all his duties with passion and professionalism because he loves Redlands Coast and his community.

“Council is now seeking expressions of interest for a new Town Crier to ensure that Max’s legacy endures and we can keep the Town Crier tradition alive on Redlands Coast.”

Max Bissett retired as Redlands Coast Town Crier in December 2021.

Council’s criteria for the voluntary position are simple – a big voice, unwavering community pride and a strong passion for Redlands Coast.

“We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, engaging and entertaining to promote our city’s community spirit at festivals, parades and civic events,” Cr Williams said.

“This may include attending citizenship ceremonies, leading processions, opening community events and, of course, participating in the Australian Town Criers Championships.”

Expressions of interest for the position of Redlands Coast Town Crier close at 5pm on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

All details, including preliminary criteria, eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available at redland.qld.gov.au/TownCrier