Welcome to the 'Hobart Eisteddfod'! 

The City of Hobart Eisteddfod runs from May to July each year offering a wide range of performance opportunities in classical and contemporary singing, choirs, piano, drums, horns, violins and many other instruments, bands and drama.

We are an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation, which was originally established in 1950. Throughout this time we have been generously supported by the Hobart City Council, with our 'base camp' for most of the competition being at the Hobart Town Hall.  We also enjoy our large choir and band sections being held at the Federation Concert Hall, home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

We have a small volunteer Executive who oversee and manage the Eisteddfod programming and a dedicated group of volunteers who run the competition events and Highlights Concert. 

We receive generous support through our sponsors and private citizens along with income from the entry fees, ticket sales and advertising on our website and featured on our Facebook page. The City of Hobart Eisteddfod Society is a registered charity in Tasmania and is listed on the federal Register of Cultural Organisations eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

We could not operate without all of these wonderful volunteers and sponsors supporting the running and financing of the Eisteddfod. 

Of course, all of this activity and support is focused on providing opportunities to showcase emerging and established performing artists across a wide range of instruments, voice and dramatic genres. We have major awards and generous cash prizes for the highest achievers, such as the BMW HOBART Open Operatic Aria Award and the Nelle Ashdown Award valued at $1,400.

We keep in touch through our website, e-mailed updates and on Facebook - and we'd love to hear from you, so please visit our 'Say Hello' page or email us on: secretary@hobarteisteddfod.com.au


The Right Honorable the Lord Mayor Councillor Anna M Reynolds


President: Frances Underwood
Senior Vice President: Leiz Moore
Vice President: Valerie Bohle
Secretary: Helen Cronin
Assistant Secretary: Chris Cronin
Treasurer: Sarah Ogilvie
General Committee: Julie Raphael, Francis Cronin, Danica Pitt, Sue Collins
Hobart City Council Representative: Alderman Damon Thomas


Lyall Beven OAM
Ruth Brammall
Mavis Brinckman
Maureen Hiscutt
Victoria Burley
Elizabeth Eden
Siebrand Petrusma
Robert L K Smith
Annette Stilwell OAM
Diane Thomson
Lesley Tilley
Jenny Wilkinson 

The Eisteddfod provides a wonderful opportunity for young performers to build confidence, hone stage presence and of course receive authentic feedback from nationally respected adjudicators.
— Frances Underwood, President
If I cannot fly, let me sing
— Stephen Sondheim
Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
— Leonard Bernstein