Eisteddfodau

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Eisteddfodau in Australia by state/territory

 

Australian Capital Territory Eisteddfodau


 

Australian National Eisteddfod
PO Box 94
Civic Square ACT 2608
Year Established- 1937
Categories offered:Bands and Orchestras, Choirs, Instrumental and Contemporary Music,Piano, Singing, Speech and Drama
nationaleisteddfod.org.au
Miles Franklin Musical Festival
Miles Franklin Music Committee
Miles Franklin Primary School
Alderman Street
Evatt ACT 2617
Held: August
Year Established – 1985
milesfranklinmusic.org

 

New South Wales Eisteddfodau


 

Abermain Eisteddfod
PO Box 46
Abermain NSW 2326
Tel: 02 – 4930 8000
Entries Close: May
Held: July & September/October
Categories offered:Vocal; Instrumental;
Speech & Drama; Tap; Ballet.
Year Established – 1917
Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod
PO Box 373
Albury NSW 2640
Entries Close: Early May
Held: late July to mid August
Categories offered:Music, Dance, Debating,
Highland, Speech & Drama,
and Gymnastics
Year Established – pre 1938
awesightandsound.com.au
Armidale Eisteddfod
PO Box 666
Armidale NSW 2350
Entries Close: March
Held: May/June
Categories offered:Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Vocal
Principal awards:$500 championship open
to any instrument (age to 23 yrs.)
or voice (19 to 30 yrs.)
Year Established – 1984
armidale-eisteddfod.org.au
Broken Hill Eisteddfod
Pauline Rauert – Secretary
PO Box 508
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Tel: 08 – 8087 6779
Entries Close: May
Held: Late August
Categories offered:Piano, Vocal, Choral, Instrumental,
Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1970
Central Coast Eisteddfod
PO Box 6011
Gosford West NSW 2250
Entries Close: Dance – February
Music/Drama – March
Held: Dance – April, Music & Drama – May/June
Categories offered:Dance, Music, Drama
Principal awards:Concerto for all Instruments – $300
Year Established – 1975
centralcoasteisteddfod.com.au
Leeton Eisteddfod
PO Box 322
LEETON NSW 2705
Entries Close: May 15
Held: July/August
Categories offered:Music, Highland, Speech,
Organ & Dance
Year Established – 1962
leetontourism.com.au
Coffs Harbour & District Eisteddfod
PO Box 725
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Entries Close: 31st March
Held: May/June
Categories offered:Dance, Instrumental, Vocal, Piano,
Speech and Drama, Schools Days
Year Established – 1972
www.coffseisteddfod.org.au
Cowra Eisteddfod
Jan Munday
PO Box 193
Cowra, NSW 2794
Tel/Fax: 02 – 6342 2975
Entries Close: March
Held: May/June
Categories offered:Dance, Instrumental, Vocal & Speech and Drama
Year Established – 1953
Curtain Call Festival
Carol Murray or Debbie Hubbard
11A Excelsior Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Tel: Day 02 – 9832 9988 (Tues, Wed, Sat)
Entries Close: June/July
Held: September/October
Categories offered:Vocal
Year Established – 1985
Dubbo Eisteddfod
Darling Street Civic Centre
Dubbo, NSW 2830
dubboeisteddfod.org.au
Dynamic Dance Festival
Carol Murray or Debbie Hubbard
11A Excelsior Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Tel: Day 02 – 9832 9988 (Tues, Wed, Sat)
Held: May/June
Entries Close: February/March
Categories offered:Dance
Year Established – 1985
Forbes Eisteddfod
Mrs Marian Barrass – Secretary
PO Box 665
Forbes NSW 2871
Tel: 02 – 6851 6858
Held: June
Entries Close: April
Categories offered:Vocal, Dance, Speech &
Drama, Instrumental, Organ, Piano
Year Established – 1994
Galston District Eisteddfod
PO Box 193
Galston NSW 2159
Held: October
Entries Close: August 1st
Competitions:Pianoforte, Vocal, Instrumental,Speech & Drama, Bands, Choral Operatic Aria Principal
Awards:$1000, Instrumental
Championship $1000, Pianoforte
Championship $1000, Speech and
Drama Championship $1000.
Annual Pianoforte Scholarship
up to $2000
Year Established – 1990
galstondistricteisteddfod.com.au
Goulburn Eisteddfod
PO Box 317
Goulburn NSW 2580
Entries Close: end of June
Held: September/October
Categories offered:Vocal, Instrumental, Speech
& Drama, Dance
Year Established – 1963
igoulburn.com
Grafton Eisteddfod
PO Box 124
Grafton NSW 2460
Entries Close: March
Held: April/May
Categories offered:Dance, Public Speaking &
Debating, Speech & Drama,
Primary Schools Day, Music
Year Established – 1954
graftoneisteddfod.org
Gulgong Eisteddfod
PO Box 293
Gulgong, NSW 2852
Entries Close Starting: 14th March 2009
Held: Dance 4th May 2009
The Art of Speech/Drama 16th May 2009
Music 20th Mary 2009
Matinee & Gala Concerts 23rd May 2009
Categories offered:Dance, The Art of Speech/Drama, Music
Year Established – 1981
www.gulgong.net
Gunnedah Eisteddfod
Mrs Sharne Turpin
PO Box 372
Gunnedah NSW 2380
Tel: 0428 434 140
Entries Close: March
Held: May
Categories offered: Drama & Speech, music, instrumental and Dance
Year Established – 1952
Hawkesbury Eisteddfod
140 Cox Street
South Windsor NSW 2754
Entries Close: 1st June
Held: August/ September
Categories offered:Speech, Drama, Dance, Vocal, Piano, Instrumental & Special HSC Performance Days
Year Established – 1935
eisteddfod.org.au/hawkesbury
Illawarra Region Eisteddfod
The Secretary
11 George Street
Thirroul NSW 2515
Entries Close: February
Held: March
Categories offered:Solos/Troupes Classical Ballet, Demi Character, National Character, Modern Expressive, Contemporary, Jazz, Slow/Fast Tap, Waltz, Song & Soft Shoe, Song & Tap, Babies Sections, Singing
Principal awards:Championships
Year Established – 2006
illawarraregioneisteddfod.com.au
Illawarra Flame
Dance Challenge
Venue:Woonona High School Hall
Nicholson Lane,
Woonona NSW 2500
Dates:2nd & 3rd May (Troupe Weekend)
9th & 10th May: 16th & 17th May
All Entries To:Entry coordinator
PO Box 1090
Wollongong NSW 2500
Entries Close:Friday 20th March 2009
Enquiries:0412 729 161 between 10am-2pm Monday to Friday
Inner West Eisteddfod
PO Box 184
Burwood NSW 1805
Entries Close: April
Held: May/June/July
Categories offered: Piano, Vocal, String, Speech & Drama, Guitar, Dance
Principal award:Marcus Edwards Violin Prize – $1,000; Dr Miriam Hyde Piano Award
Year Established – 1987
innerwesteisteddfod.com.au
Inverell Eisteddfod
Katherine McNamara
PO Box 1081
Inverell NSW 2360
Tel: 02 – 6722 3101
Entries Close: June
Held: May – August/September
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Music, Dance
Year Established – 1948
Kempsey Eisteddfod
15 North Street
Kempsey NSW 2440
Entries Close: March – April
Held: May through July
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, Dance
Year Established – 1950
kempseyeisteddfod.websyte.com.au
Lismore Music Festival
Valerie Axtens – Secretary
PO Box 278
Lismore NSW 2480
Tel: 02 – 6621 6015
Entries Close: May 31
Held:
School Days August 17 – 20, 2009
Vocal/Instrumental September 13 – 20, 2009
Dance September 24 – October 2, 2009
Dance Troups September 26 & 27, 2009
Spoken Word September 19 & 20, 2009
Categories offered:Vocal, Piano, Strings, Woodwind ,
Brass, Spoken Word, Dance & School Days
Year Established – 1908
Lithgow Valley Dance Festival
Jenny Lovett – Secretary
1122 Great Western Highway
Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 02 – 6352 3430
Entries Close: March
Held: March – AprilYear Established – 1995
MacArthur Performing Arts Society
PO Box 899
Compbelltown NSW 2560
Entries Close: June
Held: September – October
Dance – June
Categories offered:Vocal, Piano, Strings, Woodwind , Brass, Speech & Drama, Dance, School Choral, School Bands
Year Established – 1988
www.macpas.org.au
Muswellbrook & Upper Hunter
Eisteddfod
The Secretary
PO Box 353
Muswellbrook NSW 2333
Entries Close: March
Held: April/May
Categories offered:Vocal, Piano, Instrumental, Dance, Speech & Drama, Pipe Organ, SchoolChoirs & School Bands, Public Speaking
Principal awards:Bishop Geoffrey Parker Pipe Organ
Competition – $1,000; Muswellbrook Shire Council Aria – $500;
Piano, Instruments & Dance Championships – $300
Year Established – 1990
www.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au
Narrabri Eisteddfod
Jacqui Warnock r
PO Box 61
Narrabri NSW 2390
Tel: 0427 944 850
Entries Close: March
Held: May
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Dance, Music
Year Established – 1996
City of Newcastle Mattara Eisteddfod
Kim Barker – Secretary
PO Box 29
Adamstown NSW 2289
Tel: 02 4957 5020
Entries Close July
Held: September/October
Categories offered:Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Scholarships.
Year Established – 1968
Northern Beaches Eisteddfod
PO Box 689
Dee Why NSW 2099
Entries Close: March 1
Held: April – June
Categories offered:Piano, Instrumental, Vocal, Pipe Organ, Speech & Drama, Dance , Ballet
Principal awards:Classical Ballet Scholarship – $1,000;
Jazz Scholarship – $1,000;
The Entertainers Vocal – $1,000;
Vocal Intermediate Championship – $750
Year Established – 1953
northernbeacheseisteddfod.com.au
Orange Eisteddfod
PO Box E556
Orange NSW 2800
Entries Close: MayHeld: August/September
Dance Group Weekend 27/28th August
Band Day 6th September
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Choral
Principal awards:Aria – $2,000; Piano, Strings, Brass,
Woodwind Scholarships of $600 each;
Speech & Drama – Senior & Junior
Scholarships of $300 each;
Dance – Ballet Scholarship of $2,000,
Tap & Jazz Scholarships of $1,000 each
Year Established – 1979
orangeisteddfod.com
City of Parramatta Eisteddfod
Entries Close:
Vocal Contemporary mid-May;
All others March
Held: March – early July
Categories offered: Speech & Drama, Vocal Classical, Instrumental, Vocal Contemporary – Amplified
Principal awards: Intermediate Aria – $500;
Scholarships $500 each for Speech & Drama, Piano, Intermediate Vocal
Year Established – 1951
eisteddfodparramatta.org.au
City of Penrith Eisteddfod
Entries Close: early May
Held: Dance – July
Other Sections – August
Categories offered:Dance, Piano, Brass, Bands Concert/Brass,
Instrumental Ensembles, Woodwinds, Speech & Drama, Guitar, Vocal, Creative Writing, Strings
Principal awards:Piano – $400; Vocal – $1,000;
Instrumental/Bands – $100;
Aria – $600; Lieder – $100;
Open Choir – $100
Year Established – 1984
Penrith_Eisteddfod
Conservatorium Mid North Coast Music Eisteddfod, Port Macquarie
Year Established – 2013
Categories offered:Pianoforte, Instrumental, Classical Vocal, Contemporary Vocal, Music Theatre, School Bands & Choirs, Community Bands & Choirs, Over 50’s.
Entries Close – May
Held: Aug – Sep
http://www.cmnc.org.au
City of Ryde Eisteddfod
Categories offered:Vocal, Choral, Instrumental, Dance, Speech & Drama
Principal awards:$1,000 Scholarships for selected
vocal, instrumental, dance, and
speech & drama events
Year Established – 1989
rydeeisteddfod.org/EISTEDDFOD/
St. George Performing 
Arts Eisteddfod
Entries Close: Dancing March;
Debating April;
Piano and Strings – May;
All other sections – June
Held: May – September
Categories offered:Dancing, Highland Dancing, Piano, Speech, Drama, Singing,Debating, Strings
Year Established – 1948
stgeorgeeisteddfod.org.au
City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod
Entries Close: early March
Year Established – 1984
Categories offered:Dance, Vocal & Choral,
Instrumental, Speech & Drama
Principal awards:Open Aria – $2,700;
Open Pianoforte – $1,900;
Junior Piano – $100
arts.shoalhaven.net.au/eisteddfod
Sutherland Shire Eisteddfod Entries Close: early March
Held: Easter holidays
Categories offered:Solo Categories: Tap, Jazz, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical Modern Expressive, Song & Dance, Babies sections, National Character, Improvisation, Student Own Choreography
Group categories: Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern Expressive, Classical Ballet, Song & Dance, National Character, Revues
Year Established – 1984
sutherlandshireeisteddfod.info
Sydney Eisteddfod
Entries Close: mid March each year
Held: June to September
Categories offered:Classical Vocal, Choral, Popular Vocal , Singer/Songwriter, Rock Bands, Instrumental, Orchestral, Creative Writing, Music Composition, Drama, Speech, Dance, Schools events
Principal awards:McDonald’s Operatic Aria – $58,000; McDonald’s Ballet Scholarships – $36,000; John Lamble Australasian Choral Championships – $16,500; John Allison City of Sydney Piano Scholarship – $10,000; The Nelson Meers Outstanding Instrumental Scholarship – $8,000; Musica Viva Award for Chamber Music – $6,000
Year Established – 1933
sydneyeisteddfod.com.au
Taree & District Eisteddfod
Year Established – 1967
Categories offered:Vocal/Choral, Piano, Dance, Speech & Drama, Instrumental/Electric Piano, Early Childhood, School Choirs
tareeeisteddfod.com.au
City of Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod
Year Established – 1921
waggaeisteddfod.org.au
Wellington Eisteddfod
Colin Poyner
Venue:Wellington Civic Hall
Year Established – 1976
wellington.com.au
West Wyalong Junior Eisteddfod
Mrs Sandra Leslie – Secretary
Tel: 02 – 6975 7203
Held: May – June
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Debating, Music, Instrumental, Piano, Choral, Solo & Troupe
City of Wollongong Eisteddfod
PO Box 286
Wollongong NSW 2520
Entry Close: Early March
Held: May/June/July
Categories offered:Speech, Drama, Instrumental, Dance
Principal awards:Piano Scholarships $6,500/ Chopin $1,500; Operatic Aria $6,500; School Choirs $1,000; 3xDance Scholarships of $1,000; Speech/Drama $500; Many worthwhile Cash Prizes
Year Established – 1894
wollongongeisteddfod.com.au

 

Northern Territory Eisteddfodau


 

Centralian Eisteddfod Council
PO Box 3430
ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Held: May/June
Competitions: Music, Speech & Drama, Dance, Debating
Year
Established:1987
centralian-eisteddfod.go.to/

Queensland Eisteddfodau


 

Beenleigh Eisteddfod
Eisteddfod Co-ordinator –
Heather Christensen
Assistant: Moya McKeon
07-3804-0488
07-3382-7604
Established: 1985
www.quotabeenleigh.org.au
Biloela Eisteddfod
Contact: Jo Robins
0488 923 624
PO Box 27
Biloela QLD 4715
Held: May (Music/Speech and Drama) September (Dance)
Year Established – 1965
Categories offered:Instrumental, Singing, Speech & Drama, Dance
Border District Eisteddfod
Joan Smith – Secretary
13 Matthew Street
Stanthorpe QLD 4380
07- 681-1586
Entries Close: April
Held: June
Year Established – 1971
Brisbane Eisteddfod Categories offered:Dance Groups, Dance Solos, Speech & Drama, Instrumental, Singing
Year Established – 1949
www.brisbaneeisteddfod.org.au
Bundaberg Eisteddfod
PO Box 797
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Year Established – 1929
Categories offered:Music, Speech & Drama
Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod
PO Box 807
Ayr QLD 4807
Year Established – 1983
Held: May – July
Categories offered:Music, Instrumental & Voice Choirs, Speech & Drama, Literature, Dance, Ballet, Visual Arts
www.burdekineisteddfod.org.au/
Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod
Held: June
Categories offered:Bands and Ensembles, Choirs, Speech Choirs, Dance, Instrumental, Literary, Speech & Drama, Singing
Year Established – 1955
www.cairnseisteddfod.com.au/
Charters Towers
Performing Arts Festival
Year Established – 1999
Categories offered:Dance, Music, Speech & Drama, Visual Arts
charterstowerseisteddfod
Dalby Eisteddfod
Mrs Rilla Witt – Secretary
PO Box 421
Dalby QLD 4405
07 4662 5215
Held: May – August
Year Established – 1971
Categories offered:Choirs, Singing, Piano and Keyboard, Instrumental, Speech and Drama
Enogerra & District Eisteddfod
Jan Lightbody – Secretary
80 Annandale Street
Keperra QLD 4054
07 3351 1380
Held: August
Categories offered:Piano, Singing, Instrumental, Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1960
Gladstone Eisteddfod
Ryan Carter – Secretary
PO Box 5220
Gladstone QLD 4680
07 4972 7940
Year Established – 1970
Held: August – September
Categories offered:instrumental, singing, speech & drama, dance
Get the Beat (Gold Coast Sept) Name: Shannon Cliff
Email: accounts@getthebeat.com.au
Phone: 0420209699
Gold Coast Eisteddfod
PO Box 4925
Robina Town Centre Qld 4230
Year Established – 1982
Held: August – September
Categories offered:Bands, Orchestras, Instrumental Groups, String, Brass, Wind Instruments, Pianoforte, Choirs, Singing, Speech & Drama, Speech Choirs, Dance and Children & Young Adults with Special Needs
goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au
Goondiwindi Eisteddfod
PO Box 1018
Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Entries Close: May
Held: August
Categories offered:Dance, Instrumental, Piano, Guitars, Own Music Composition, Singing/Choirs (Senior & Junior), Speech & Drama, Verse Speaking
Year Established – 1996
users.bigpond.com/artsgoondiwindi
Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod
PO Box 725
Ipswich QLD 4305
Categories offered:Dance, Music, Speech and Drama
Year Established – 1945
eisteddfodipswich.googlepages.com
Kingaroy Eisteddfod
PO Box 273
Kingaroy QLD 4610
Entries Close: March
Held: April/May
Categories offered:Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Speech & Drama, Choirs, Highland, Keyboard, Instrumental, Literary Composition
Year Established – 1932
eisteddfod.southburnett.com.au
Lockyer District Dancing Festival
Contact: Leeanne Nalder – Secretary
P.O Box 193
GATTON Q 4343
Categories offered: Dance, ballet, tap, jazz, song & dance, contemporary
Held: September
Entries Close: June
lockyerdanceeisteddfod.com.au
Mackay EisteddfodStella Geoghegan – Secretary
PO Box 350
Mackay QLD 4740
07 4953 0747
Entries Close: May
Held: October
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Choirs/Singing, Piano, Instrumental, Ballet, Tap, National Dancing, Jazz, Highland & Irish
Maryborough Eisteddfod Entries Close: Mid June
Held: Mid August
www.maryborougheisteddfodinc.com
North Queensland Concerto & Singing Competition
Janiece Stark – Secretary
PO Box 5971 MC
Townsville QLD 4810
07 4728 9223
Fax: 07 4728 6020
Entries Close: Wed. 30th May 2007
Held: Sunday 15th July – Friday 20th July 2007 in Townsville, North Queensland
Categories offered:Open Section – Singing & Instrumental; Singing; Australiana; Piano & Instrumental and sections for young performers, soloists and ensembles. Apart from the two sections specifically for school age participants, there are no age or geographical restrictions for the other Singing and instrumental sections.
Principal Award:Total Prize Money – over $16,000. Open Prize Money – 1st $4,000, 2nd $2,000, 3rd $1,000 and remaining 2 finalists $500. In addition there are special awards for the Most Promising in all categories: Singing; Piano; Strings; Brass/Woodwind.
Year Established – 1980
www.nqconcerto.org
Queensland Eisteddfod
PO Box 182
Booval DC Qld 4304
Competition Schedule released: Sept
Entries Close: Early Dec
Held: Easter Fri-Sun
Venue: Host city changes annually
Categories offered: Vocal, Choral (Junior & Adult), Instrumental, Speech.
Year Established 1887 (Australia’s 2nd longest running
Eisteddfod)
queenslandeisteddfod.org.au
Redlands Eisteddfod
Peter Crane, Secretary
PO Box 5435
Alexandra Hills QLD 4161
07 3822 8006
Dance Convenor:Julie Petersen, 07 3206 1881
Music Convenor:Duchesne Barry, 07 3821 1746
S & D Convenor:Barbara Gordon, 07 3822 4836
Categories offered:Dance, Music, Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1999
redlandseisteddfod.com.au
Rockhampton Dance Festival
Chris Hoehn – Secretary
PO Box 5257, CQ Mail Centre
NORTH ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4702
07 4922 6855
Entries Close: June
Held: Queensland September School Holidays – second week
Categories offered:Dance – Solos, Duos, Trios and Groups
Principal Awards:6 encouragement awards, 6 aggregate awards (Solo), 2 highly commended aggregate awards(Solo), most outstanding male and female dancer, group aggregate awards, adjudicators award, 8 most promising performers from Tiny Tots (5yrs) up to Senior (13yrs and over).
Year Established – 2003
Rockhampton Eisteddfod
R Dennis – Secretary
PO Box 9836
Frenchville QLD 4702
07 4927 2036
Fax: 07 4923 2884
Entries Close: March
Held: May – July
Categories offered:Instrumental, Singing, Dance, Speech, Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Singing Choirs
Year Established – 1935
Get the Beat ( Sunshine Coast April) Name: Shannon Cliff
Email: accounts@getthebeat.com.au
Phone: 0420209699
Toowoomba Eisteddfod
Paula Melville-Clark – President
Marilyn Muller – Secretary
PO Box 60
Toowoomba QLD 4350
074636 0993
07 4635 4845 or 0427 709 094
Entries Close: March for May Eisteddfod and June for July/August Eisteddfod
Held: May (Piano, Choirs/Singing, Secondary and Open Speech and Drama Solos, Primary and Secondary Speech and Drama Groups) and July/August
(Instrumental, Primary Speech & Drama Solos, Literary)
Categories offered:Choirs/Singing, Piano, Group Speech and Drama, Instrumental, Solo Speech and Drama, Literary
Year Established – 1931
toowoombaeisteddfod.org.au
Townsville Eisteddfod
Lenore Nielsen – Secretary
PO Box 5679 MC
Townsville QLD 4810
07 4724 1653
Fax: 07 4724 1657
Entries Close: June
Held: September
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Singing, Instrumental, Irish and Highland Dancing, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Modern and Tap Dancing, Art, Literary
Year Established – 1951
townsvilleeisteddfod.org.au

 

South Australia


 

Adelaide Eisteddfod
Brenda Rayner – Secretary
239 Magill Rd
Maylands SA 5069
08 8366 6531
Held: Choral – June
Other Divisions – July/August
Categories offered:Choral, Speech, Drama and Communication, Piano, Strings, Recorder, Woodwind , Brass, Flute, Singing, Ensemble
Year Established – 1955
www.sacomment.com/aes.htm
Balaklava Eisteddfod
Mrs Bronwyn Cottle – President
PO Box 253
Balaklava SA 5461
Tel: 08 8863 1242   Fax: 08 8863 1242
Entries Close: 7th May 2010)
Held: Late July/early August at the end of SA public school week 2 – Term 3 each year
(2010 dates: 30th, 31st July, & 1st August 2007)
Categories offered:Friday: Choral Workshop, Singing Ensemble, Bands, Instrumental Ensemble
Saturday: Singing (Solo, Duets & Trios), Contemporary Singing (Solo & Ensemble), Musical Theatre (Solo & Ensemble), Speech and Drama (Solo & Pairs), Instrumental (Solo, Duets & Trios), Piano (Solo & Duet)
Sunday: Finale Concert features invited performers from previous day’s competitions, Combined Mid North Primary Schools Festival of Music Choirs & adjudication of the Singing Scholarship
Principal awards:’Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir Inc.’ Singing Scholarship
Championship Winners in each of the sections
Year Established – 1997
balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au
Mount Gambier Eisteddfod
Julie Reid President
PO Box 1711
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Tel: 08 8725 7948
Year Established – 1982
Categories offered:Callisthenics, Dance, Choral, Dance, Debating, Music, Speech & Drama
backstageinc.org.au
S.A. Stage Dancing Eisteddfod
Ms Jenny Grigg – Secretary
PO Box 6429 Halifax Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
Tel: 0408 089 394
Held: September – October
Categories offered:Jazz, Tap, Classical, Character, Neo Contemporary, Song & Dance, Song & Tap
Year Established – 1974
saeisteddfod.com.au

 

Tasmania Eisteddfodau


 

Burnie City Eisteddfod
Dorothy & Barry Cunningham – Joint Secretaries
12 Bay Street
Burnie Tas 7320
03 6431 3703
Entries Close: March
Held: May/June
Categories offered:Speech & Drama, Music, Dance
Year Established – 1968
burnieeisteddfod.wordpress.com
City of Clarence Eisteddfod
Pam Sangwell – Secretary
PO Box 575
Rosny Park Tas 7018
Year Established – 1968
03 6244 6552
Entries Close: July
Held: September – October
Categories offered:Choral & Vocal, Pianoforte, Instrumental, Speech & Drama
clarenceeisteddfod.com.au
City of Devonport Eisteddfod
Jeanenne Hughes
PO Box 220
Devonport Tas 7310
03 6424 9550 or 0418 332 084
Entries Close: May
Held: August – September
Categories offered:Theatrical Dance, Speech & Drama, Music, Band, Instrumental
Year Established – 1921
City of Hobart Eisteddfod
PO Box 767
Sandy Bay Tas 7006
Year Established – 1951
Held: June – July
Entries Close: April
Categories offered:Vocal, Pianoforte, Pipe Organ, Instrumental, Choirs, Speech and Drama
hobarteisteddfod.com.au
Launceston Competitions
Secretary: Margaret Jean East
PO Box 830
Launceston Tas 7250
03 6344 4927
Entries Close: March
Year Established – 1902
Categories offered:Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Highland, Irish & Theatrical Dance

 

Victoria Eisteddfodau


 

Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod
Graham Oke – Chairman
PO Box 373
Albury NSW 2640
02 6021 2997
Entries Close: Early May
Year Established – pre 1938
Held: late July to mid August
Categories offered:Music, Dance, Debating, Highland, Speech & Drama, and Gymnastics
awesightandsound.com.au
Ararat Eisteddfod
Ms Chris Harris – Convenor
331 Barkly Street
ARARAT VIC 3377
03 5352 1249
Entries Close: Last Monday in July
Held: September (first week of school vacation)
Categories offered:Vocal, Pianoforte, Classical and Theatrical Dance Year Established – 1955
Bendigo Competitions
Fay Thomas – President
PO Box 177
Bendigo Vic 3552
03 5444 5733
Held: March – May
Categories offered:Modern Singing, Stringed Instruments, VCE Music, Piano, Brass Solo and Parties, Brass Bands, School Instrumental, Classical Singing, School Choirs, Instrumental, Concerto – Major Works, Contemporary, Jazz & Classical Guitar, Classical Ballet & Theatrical Dance
Year Established – 1925
www.bendigocomps.org.au
Bendigo Dance Eisteddfod
PO Box 2024
Bendigo Delivery Centre
Vic 3554
Entries Close: early May
Held:   July
Sections offered: Classical, Contemporary, Character, National character, Hip Hop/Funk, Improvisation, Tap, Jazz, Song and dance, Song and tap, Student choreography.
Solos and Troupes under 6 to 16 and over. Theatrical and Classical Championships.www.bendigodance.com.au
Boroondara Eisteddfod
Eisteddfod Coordinator
03 9278 4770
boroondara.vic.gov.au
Held: April – June
Diamond Valley Singing Eisteddfod
Graham Ford – Secretary
03 9439 3267
www.dvsingers.org/eisteddfod
Categories offered:Singing
Year Established – 1990
Eisteddfod by the Bay
Secretary – Sharon Cartledge
President – Robert Dryden
PO Box 2131
Parkdale VIC 3194
0417 311 988
03 9580 0195
Entries Close: June
Held: July/August/September
Categories offered:Choral, One Act Play Festival, Speech & Drama, Singing, Pianoforte
Year Established – 1955
www.eisteddfodbythebay.com
Geelong Eisteddfod
Elaine Hider – President
03 5243 3970
Year Established – 1974
Hamilton Eisteddfod
Marie Robinson – Secretary
PO Box 342
Hamilton Vic 3300
03 5572 2650
Year Established – 1963
www.hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au
Jewish Youth Music Eisteddfod
B’nai B’rith Office
03 9527 8249
Categories offered:Piano, Strings, Guitar, Classical Singing, Popular Singing, Yiddish and Hebrew Folk Singing, Choirs, Brass, Woodwind, Bands, Ensembles, and the Special Piano and Instrumental section
Year Established – 1992
www.bnaibrith.org.au
Knox Piano Awards
Richard Mitchell
Cnr Mountain Highway & Scoresby Road
Bayswater VIC 3153
03 9279 7287
Entries Close: 30 August
Held: September School Holidays 2011 (Every 2 years)
Categories offered:Piano
Principal awards:3MBS Radio Professional Development Award – The winner of this award will receive a full day’s access to the 3MBS Radio performance studio and control room. A professional recording engineer will be present to record a master copy of a chosen work.
Year established:1997 (Knox Eisteddfod), became the Knox Piano Awards in 2009
Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod
03 5174 2335
PO Box 384
Traralgon VIC 3844
Entries Close: June 30
Held: August & September
Categories offered:Singing, Choral, Speech & Drama, Instrumental, Piano, Dance, Brass Solos & Bands, Country Music
Year Established – 1956
www.lve.org.au
Manningham Eisteddfod
41 Marcus Rd
Lower Templestowe VIC 3107
Entries Close: June
Held: July/August
Categories offered:Piano, Singing, Strings, Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1969
myeisteddfod.wordpress.com
Melbourne Eisteddfod Held: June
Opportunities for Primary, Secondary and Community Choirs. www.singersfestival.org
Mildura Eisteddfod
Secretary – Judith Shaw
PO Box 1902
Mildura VIC 3502
03 5023 6380
Held: June
Year Established – 1979
Categories offered:Acoustic Guitar, Choral, Classical Ballet and Dance, Instrumental, Jazz Dance, Piano, Recorder, Song and Dance, Speech and Drama, Strings, Tap Dance, Singing
www.milduraeisteddfod.org
Morwell Festival of Dance
Ms Gail Mackintosh – Secretary
PO Box 913
Morwell VIC 3840
03 166 1325
Year Established – 1986
Categories offered:Classical, Character/Demi Character, Modern/Jazz/Musical Comedy, Song & Dance, Tap, National, Negro–Spiritual, Neo–Classical/Creative, Contemporary, Duo’s/Trio’s & Troupes
Ringwood Eisteddfod
Lyn Lynch – Secretary
PO Box 299
Ringwood VIC 3134
03 9870 5851
Held: June – July
Year Established – 1954
Categories offered:Pianoforte, Orchestral Strings, Classical Guitar, Woodwind & Brass, Senior Singing, Junior Singing, Instrumetal Ensembles
Royal South Street Eisteddfod
Peter Bowler – Business Manager
PO Box 33
Ballarat VIC 3353
Tel: 03 5332 1054
Fax: 03 5331 8312
Year Established – 1891
Held: July – November
Categories offered:Calisthenics, Choral, Vocal, Concerto, Dance, Herald Sun Aria, Highland Dance, Highland Pipe Bands, Instrumental, Debating, One Act Play Festival, Piano, Speech & Drama
www.royalsouthstreet.com.au
City of Sale Eisteddfod
Ian Ross – President is
P.O. Box 653
Sale VIC 3850
Year Established – 1947
Categories offered:Theatrical Dance, Country & Popular, Singing, Piano, Instsrumental, Speech & Drama
www.saleeisteddfod.org.au
Southern Dance Festival
Amanda Whitehouse – Secretary
PO Box 237
Somerville VIC 3912
03 5977 7779
Year Established – 1971
Categories offered:Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, National, Song/Dance, Tap
southerndancefestival.org.au
The Great
Southern Star Eisteddfod Inc
Mandy Susic – Secretary
PO Box 316
Leonggatha VIC 3953
03 5674 1603
Held: 6th, 7th & 8th August 2010
thegreatsouthernstareisteddfod
City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod
Mrs Noni Smith
PO Box 139
Warrnambool VIC 3280
Tel: 03 – 5561 5446
Year Established – 1975
Categories offered:Instrumental, Choirs, Singing, Dance, Calisthenics, Debating, Speech & Drama, Debating, Music,
www.warrnambool.org/eisteddfod/
Waverley Music Eisteddfod
Jennifer Boyle
151 Blackburn Road
Mount Waverley VIC 3149
03 9802 9461
Year Established – 1979
Categories offered:Piano, Strings, Singing, Choral, Wind, Brass, Recorder, Instrumental Ensemble, Chamber Music
www.waverleyme.com
West Gippsland Dance Festival
Ms Heather Mills – Secretary
PO Box 756
Warragul VIC 3820
03 5623 2149
Entries Close: July
Held: September
Year Established – 1990
westgippslanddancefestival.org.au
West Gippsland Music & Drama Eisteddfod
PO Box 64
Warragul VIC 3820
Held: August
Entries close: Mid June
Disciplines:Classical and modern Singing, Choral, Guitar, Pianoforte, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Ochestral Strings, Fiddle, Speech and Drama,
Year Established – 1994
www.wge.org.au
Wimmera Eisteddfod
Mrs. C. Kadkol27 Farrar Avenue,
Horsham VIC 3400
Tel: 03 5382 1536
Fax: 03 5381 1396
Year Established – 1968
Held: September
Categories offered:Piano, Singing, Brass, & Woodwind, Strings
www.wesleypac.com.au
Wonthaggi Eisteddfod
Mrs Cindy Drowley
PO Box 106
Wonthaggi VIC 3996
03 5674 2321
Held: October
Categories offered:Piano, Singing, Brass, Woodwind, Classical Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Instrumental Ensemble, School Section for Instrumental Bands, Percussion and Singing
Year Established – 2003
Yarram Eisteddfod
PO Box 256
Yarram VIC 3971
Entries Close: June
Held: Early August
Categories offered:Speech, Choral, Singing, Pianoforte, Instrumental, Drama
Year Established – 1933
www.yarrameisteddfod.org.au

 

Western Australia Eisteddfodau


 

North of Perth Music Festival
Frank Giannini
Unit 4, 162 Melville Parade
Como WA 6152
08 9313 3209
0409 292 876
Entries Close: July
Held: September
Categories offered:Music, Speech, Drama, Prose, Singing (Classical & Choral)
Year Established – 1956
Central South Eisteddfod
Mary Martin
Beryl Davies
PO Box 470
Narrogin WA 6312
Tel: 08 9883 4161
08 9883 6098
Entries Close: March
Held: May
Categories offered:Dance, Music, Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1988
Esperance Music Festival
Geraldine Bright
83 Westmacott Street
Eesperance WA 6450
08 9071 2713
Entries Close: June
Held: August
Categories offered: Classical, Vocal, Instrumental
Year Established – 1971
Fremantle Eisteddfod inc.
PO Box 7041
Karawarra 6152
Entries Close: 8 March 2010 (Early bird fees); 19 March 2010 (Full fees)
Held: May
Categories offered:Piano, Instrumental – including classical guitar, Pipe Organ, Vocal, Choral
Principal awards:Open Aria $4,000; Open Concert (One movement) $4,000
Year Established – 1981
www.fremantleeisteddfod.org.au
Get the Beat Eisteddfod (Perth Sept) Name: Shannon Cliff
Email: accounts@getthebeat.com.au
Phone: 0420209699
Joondalup Eisteddfod
City of Joondalup – Performing Arts Officer
PO Box 21
Joondtalup WA 6919
Tel: 08 – 9400 4927
Fax: 08 – 9400 4928
Held: August/September
Categories offered:Vocal, Choral, Piano, Instrumental, Speech & Drama
Year Established – 1987
www.joondalup.wa.gov.au
WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod
Administration Officer
PO Box 534
Bunbury WA 6231
08 9791 2556
Entries Close: mid March
Held: June
Categories offered:Adult Late Starters, Amplified Instrumental, Australian Composer, Brass, Contemporary Keyboard, Contemporary Vocal, Dance, Jazz/Concert/Rock Bands, Just For Fun, Open Instrumental Recital, Organ & Keyboard, Orchestral, Percussion, Piano, Recorder & Orchestral Instruments, Speech & Drama, Strings, Vocal & Choral, Woodwind, Young Entertainers
Principal awards:Iluka Resources Classical Ballet Solo Prize; Westrac Contemporary Vocal Contest; Open Instrumental Recital – $1000; Casio/Vibrations Contemporary Keyboard Contest
Year Established – 1958
www.cobe.org.au

 

New Zealand Eisteddfodau


 

Dunedin Performing Arts Competition Held: March
Year Established – 1970
Contact Person:Lorraine Aitken/Susanne Chambers
Phone Number:034561988

 

The National Eisteddfod of Wales


 

This is the mother of all eisteddfods throughout the world. Click here to visit its website.