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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Rogue One Screening

LOCATION: Village Cinemas, Hobart DATE: Friday 16th December, 2016 TROOPERS: TB7651 TB8641 TI10918 IC6493 DZ31167 IC24059 IC3807 TI798821 TK23122 IC19160 Rebels – Ian James League of Heroes (also invited by the organiser) – Stephen Burnett (Vader), Robert McCauley (Jedi) Wrangler: Alyssa Cooper, Ian REPORT: We arrived early to change. Very quickly crowds of cinemagoers were …

Rogue One Opening – Midnight Screening

LOCATION: Village Cinemas, Hobart DATE: Wednesday 14th December, 2016 TROOPERS: TB7651 TI10918 Wrangler: Sophie, Warren Other: LoH (in Star Wars gear) was also invited by the organisers Stephen Burnett (Jedi), Robert McCauley (Jedi) REPORT: With the new arrangement within the cinema that you can pre-book seating, there was far fewer fans attending the opening hours …

Give me 5 for Kids Telethon

LOCATION: Various (City Centre, Supermarkets, Launceston General Hospital, Southern Cross broadcasting centre) DATE: July 05. TROOPERS: IG-3807 IC-24059 TI-79821 TD- 21107 Wranglers: TI-6493 R2 Builder’s Club: Lee Moore Nick Bishop Launceston Lightsaber Academy: Dan Chugg Amy de Wit Bec Rossiter Ben Rossiter Sarah Goss Kaleb Lee Pip Scott Allan Batge REPORT: The Give me 5 for …

About us

The 501st Legion is an international all-volunteer organisation created by and for people interested in re-creating costumes of the “bad guys” in the Star Wars universe. With over 10 000 active members worldwide, we are the world’s largest costuming club.

Formed in April 2011, Thylacine Squad is a local Tasmanian chapter of the 501st Legion and is comprised of members based in the Northern and Southern regions of Tasmania. Members of the Legion build the majority of their own costumes and use them for Star Wars -related events, movie premiers, conventions, parades, as well as community, charity, fundraising and volunteer work.

Thylacine Squad has proudly volunteered our time to attend a wide range of events such as Make A Wish, Kidsflix and Special Children’s Christmas Party, as well as raising funds for Save the Devil Program, Save the Children and the Starlight Foundation. We also do hospital visits.

We are the “bad guys doing good”; bringing a smile to both children and adults.

We invite you to explore our website for more information on our past and future activities. Should you have any questions that are not addressed in the frequently asked questions page (FAQ), or wish to request an appearance, please feel free to email us.

Who knows? You may find yourself being the Empire’s newest recruit!


Would you like to have Thylacine Squad enforcing the Emperor’s will at your next Event?
Send an email with details of what you are planning to our Squad Leader: sldr@thylacinesquad.com