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Information for Competitors

To find useful information to prepare for the competition, visit the Arrive Prepared section of our website.


6 June – 9 June 2023
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Nadene Gilmore


13 June – 18 June 2023
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Brian Nolan

Speech & Drama

19 June 2023
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Louise Le Nay

The 59th Annual Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton, Victoria Australia

The Hamilton Eisteddfod is an annual competition for performers in the disciplines of Music, Dance and Speech & Drama.

Held in Hamilton in Victoria’s Western District, the event attracts competitors and audience members from throughout regional Victoria, Melbourne and interstate.

Our competitors are assessed by high-calibre adjudicators, and have the opportunity to perform, learn and meet with like-minded students and artists.

Join us as we celebrate the 59th Annual Hamilton Eisteddfod in June 2023.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kenji Fujimura

“Hamilton Eisteddfod in a word – wonderful!”

“The perfect combination of enthusiastic and talented participants, beautiful venue, and a dedicated committee and team, together creating a delightful performance environment of genuine bonhomie!”

Dr Kenji Fujimura
Music Adjudicator, Hamilton Eisteddfod 2022

“I can highly recommend the event”

“I recently had the pleasure of adjudicating the Dance Section at the Hamilton Competitions of 2022. It was an impressive five day event. Both the quality of the competitors and the organisation of the event was exceptional.

The atmosphere was both friendly and highly professional. I can highly recommend the event to all dance teachers, students and the wider dance community.”

Gabrielle Cronan
Dance Adjudicator, Hamilton Eisteddfod 2022

Gabrielle Cronan

Latest News

2023 Competition Dates Modified

2023 Competition Dates Modified

The 59th Annual Hamilton Eisteddfod will be held this June. We’re very pleased to announce an increase in entries this year, as we continue to rebuild the Eisteddfod, after the disruptions of recent years. Please note that Music and Dance competitions will begin a day...

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The City of Hamilton Eisteddfod thanks all sponsors for their support

Silver Sponsors
Glenn Howell Optometrist
Hamilton Community Music Program
Hamilton Laundry and Dry Cleaners
Finchett’s Community Fund
Hamilton Uniting Church Argyle Shop
Bronze Sponsors
Western District Health Service
Deidre Simkin
Hamilton Lions Club