Making a run for the Burnie 10: Burnie showcased on limited-edition Milo tins

October 5, 2022

Nestlé Professional partners with local Rotary Clubs for ‘Celebrate Australia’ campaign’s second year.

To raise a cuppa to the community spirit that fuels our nation, Nestlé Professional has partnered with Rotary Clubs to support local communities.

The City of Burnie and its iconic Strait Link Burnie 10 race is illustrated on limited-edition 1.9kg tins of Milo as part of the new Celebrate Community Spirit collection. Australia's premier 10-kilometre road race captures the extraordinary energy and community spirit of the local Burnie people.

Nestlé Professional Oceania General Manager Scott Stuckmann said, “We believe so many Aussie communities have a story worth celebrating, and we’re proud to continue our partnership withRotary to help support the people, businesses, and communities across Australia.”

"The Burnie 10 was chosen to feature on our new tins of Milo as it displays the unity, energy and community spirit of the town. This renowned event brings joy to the thousands of Aussies who come together to take part in the race, celebrating what makes the town so special. Building a community takes energy, so we want to celebrate and help fuel towns across the country that demonstrate true community spirit.”

Richard Welsh, Race Director for the Burnie 10 said, “The Strait Link Burnie 10 is a fundamental part of Burnie, and seeing the spirit of our community celebrated on these tins is incredible and will leave us with a long-lasting keepsake. Winners in each category will receive a bespoke Burnie tin, and we’ll be helping to keep our runners and spectators refueled on the day with a free cup of Milo,” concludes Richard.

As part of the celebration of Aussie community spirit and stories, Nestlé Professional has donated a collective $5,000 to the Ro

tary Club of Burnie, Rotary Club of Burnie West and Rotary Club ofSomerset to help support a local initiative.

According to George Austin, Secretary of the Burnie Rotary Club, this donation will be used to help fund the build of a new barbecue and shelter on the South Beach of Burnie, as a much-needed facility in the community.

“We are thrilled to receive this donation from Nestlé Professional to help strengthen areas of our community. The new barbecue and shelter along South Beach will give Burnie residents and visitors alike the opportunity to embrace and enjoy our incredible city,” says George Austin.

Alongside the donation, Nestlé Professional has given the Burnie Rotary Clubs 576limited-edition Milo Burnie tins, which the Club will sell or donate to the local community, with any profits retained by the Club.

The ‘Celebrate Australia’ collection by Nestlé Professional showcases six Australian towns each with a unique story to tell about their community spirit.

Three towns are featured on 1.9kg tins of Milo: Burnie, Geelong and Charters Towers. Another three towns, Boorowa, Mandurah and Alice Springs, are showcased on 1kg tins of Nescafé Blend 43. Each tin displays an illustration of an event or unique community story that brings people together – like a cup of Nescafé Blend 43 or Milo.

Invented and made in Smithtown NSW, Milo has been fueling Aussies since 1934. In the past 12 months, the Smithtown factory has produced almost 460 million cups of Milo and more than 40million cups have been enjoyed in workplaces across Australia.

The ‘Celebrate Australia’ collection will be available from October 2022. A variety of Milo andNescafé Blend 43 tins featuring the six Aussie towns are available to buy from wholesale office and foodservice distributors including Bidfood, Countrywide, PFD, Campbells, Winc, Officeworks, COSand Blackwoods. Milo 1.9kg RRP $30; Nescafé Blend 43 1kg RRP $55.

To find out more about where you can purchase a tin, please visit the Rotary Club of Burnie Facebook page. For further information on the ‘Celebrate Australia’ collection, please visit

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