Bicheno would be a very different town without Douglas Renshaw.
Over the past few decades, Mr Renshaw's involvement in the East Coast town has known no bounds.
It was for his service to the Bicheno community that the 79-year-old was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia.
Mr Renshaw said he was very humbled to be receiving such recognition for his efforts.
"I just take it a day at a time. I get in and enjoy what I do," he said.
"If something urgent comes up, like in the fire brigade, you just go and you do it."
Mr Renshaw moved to Bicheno in the 1980s, having previously been a member of the Australian Army Reserve and a basketball coach.
Mr Renshaw was a former Tasmania Police officer from 1965 to 1985.
He worked as a maintenance officer and gardener at the Bicheno Primary School for more than a decade.
He's volunteered with the Bicheno Fire Brigade since 1986, and as a former group captain, co-ordinator, and is the treasurer. He was also the recipient of a long-service award in 2016.
He is the president of the Bicheno RSL Sub-Branch, having been a member since 1986.
He's the chairman of the Bicheno Men's Shed, alongside being a committee member for more than four years and a former member of the steering committee.
He's a former president and life member of the Lions Club of Bicheno, has been a charter member since 1987, and was the recipient of a long-service medal in 2017.
Mr Renshaw was a founding member of the Bicheno Golf Club in 1967, a former club captain and a life member since 2013.
He was also a recipient of a National Medal in 1984 and 1999 and recipient of a National Police Service Medal in 2016 and a Lifetime Achievement Award finalist in the 2019 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards.
"You gotta keep going and you don't ease up," Mr Renshaw said.
"I'm just heading to 80 years old this April so I just like to keep going," he said.
He said he didn't expect to be honoured for his efforts.
"I'm very humbled, of course. I didn't expect anything like this," he said.
"When you volunteer you don't expect any rewards, but it's nice to be rewarded."
Mr Renshaw encouraged others to get out and give back to their community.
"Not enough do it, unfortunately. There are good people around who do a lot though for sure," he said.