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Information for Competitors

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


3 June – 8 June 2024
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Janette Cook


10 June – 16 June 2024
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Debbie Landel

Speech & Drama

17 June 2024
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Louise Le Nay

Proudly Celebrating

The 60th 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.

In 2024, we celebrate our 60th year of the Hamilton Eisteddfod.

The event has grown and prospered over the past 6 decades, nurturing talent, creating memories and even inspiring careers.

There are many ways in which you can join with us in marking this special milestone. Enter the Eisteddfod, donate, volunteer or attend as an audience member.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latest News

2023 AGM Update

2023 AGM Update

At our Annual General Meeting this year, our committee looked back at another successful year for the Hamilton Eisteddfod. We continue to work our way back from COVID, and have seen that competitors are keen to be on the stage once again, in front of qualified...

The City of Hamilton Eisteddfod thanks all sponsors for their support

Gold Sponsors
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Silver Sponsors

Glenn Howell Optometrist

Hamilton Community Music Program

Hamilton Uniting Church Argyle Shop

Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation

Bronze Sponsors
Hamilton Lions Club
Deidre Simkin
Hamilton Rotary
Waltanna Farms
Tapper Builders
Sinclair Wilson
Dr 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