PresidentMs Andrea Soebardi
Vice PresidentMr Chris Partington
Convener - Community
Ms Jackie Bertalli
TreasurerMs Barbara Carlyon
Volunteer Co-ordinatorMrs Dot Nash
Convener – DanceMs Janine Op De Coul
Convener – ChoralMs Carole Cooke
Convener – InstrumentalMs Kerry Giuliani
Convener – PianoforteMs Sharen Riley
Convener – Speech and DramaMs Emily Smith
Convener – VocalsMs Maddy Barbary
SponsorshipMrs Fran Thornton
MemberMr Steve Parr
Ms Kerry McGaffin
Administrative Assistants
Life MembersMrs B Johnston
Mrs V Stirrat
Mr D Tobin
Mrs G Matthews
Mrs S Herath
Mr Kevin Turk


The very first Mildura Eisteddfod was held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June 1979. The Eisteddfod Society was founded by Sunraysia teachers who were looking for a performance and learning opportunity for performing arts and music students. Charlotte M Harvey initially led the charge instigating interest in others to form the Mildura Eisteddfod Society and stage the Mildura Eisteddfod event which was a resounding success. A volunteer committee was formed comprising of 12 members. Over the years the event has grown to 18 full days of performance involving over 1200 young and emerging artists.

The first Mildura Eisteddfod Society Committee members were:

PresidentMr R.R.Etherington, OBE., J.P
Organising SecretaryCharlotte M. Harvey
Assistant SecretaryMrs Vaughan Stirrat
TreasurerMr Robert Ford
MembersMrs Eva Etherington
Mrs Fran Gallagher B.E.
Mrs Kath McCormick
Mrs Dorothy Stevens
Mrs Helen Eddie
Mrs Pam Hawson
Mrs Ruby Hayles
Mrs Helen Devilee
Mr Len Krause


The Mildura Eisteddfod Society has a number of different sponsorship and donation packages to suit all businesses and individuals who wish to donate money on an annual basis to help

  • fund the cost of running the Eisteddfod each year
  • to provide Scholarships to competitors who show outstanding ability or potential in their particular genre of performance.

Below is a summary of the packages available for your consideration. Please contact our Mildura Eisteddfod Society via the Contact Us tab for further details of how you can support our Eisteddfod.

MAJOR SPONSOR                              $5,000 +

  • Package of benefits to be individually negotiated.

PLATINUM SPONSOR                       $2,000 +

  • Erect a banner in the event foyer
  • Logo on the front page of the Programme and on the Website.
  • Full page advertisement in the Programme.
  • Listed as a Platinum Sponsor in the Programme.
  • A $1,000 Scholarship in the Sponsor’s name and the right to present it.
  • 2 adult seasons passes to the Eisteddfod and 2 VIP tickets to the Gala performance.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.

GOLD SPONSOR                             $1,000 +

  • Logo on the front page of the Programme and on the Website.
  • Full page advertisement in the Programme.
  • Listed as a Gold Sponsor in the Programme.
  • A $500 Scholarship in the Sponsor’s name and the right to present it.
  • 2 adult seasons passes to the Eisteddfod and 2 VIP tickets to the Gala performance.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.

SILVER SPONSOR                             $500 +

  • Listed as a Silver Sponsor in the Programme
  • 4 section of performance named after the sponsor
  • 1 Adult seasons pass to the Eisteddfod.

DONOR                                                   $50

  • Listed as a Section Donor in the Programme
  • 1 section of performance named after the Donor.

IN KIND DONORS                               $500 – $1000

  • Full page advertisement in the programme.
  • Listed as an In Kind Donor in the programme.

IN KIND DONORS                               Less than $500

  • Listed as an In Kind Donor in the programme.



The following list of Sponsors and Donors is an indication of the depth of interest by the community in the Eisteddfod, and all concerned are deeply appreciative of the generosity and co-operation of these people and organisations.

Mildura Health Fund

Mildura Rural City Council
Creative Victoria

Freemasons Foundation Victoria
Sunraysia Resort
TASCO Petroleum

DHM Partners
Lions Club of Red Cliffs Inc.
Mildura RSL Memorial Club
Sunnyland Press
The Turk Family
Trinity Lutheran College

Dr Allan Coveney Orthodontist
Lesley and Neville Mitchell
Lions Club of Merbein Inc.
Lions Club of Mildura Inc.
MACU Kitchens
Rotary Club of South Mildura Inc.

Mildura Legacy and 7th Battalion Association
Legacy Foundation
Rotary Club of Irymple Inc.
Mr Ian Lowe
Friends of the MAC
Mildura River City Jazz Club Inc.

Danenberg Dental
Dante Alighieri Society
Giddings Family
June Missen
Mr Frank McCormick
Mrs Beth Thorkildsen
Mrs Pam Hawson
Mrs Hilary Hazledine
Mrs Joan Ramsay
Ms Pamela Bradley
Mildura River City Jazz Club Inc.
The Mildura Rostrum Club

Curran Used Cars
Mildura Arts Centre
Mildura Chocolate Company
Mourquong Ridge Fine Foods
Murray River Salt
Red Witch Soaps by Donna Newey Donated by Liz Dandenberg
Ryan Casey – Stefano’s Cafe
Shinas Estate
Stop Signs
Sunraysia Daily
Sunvale Fruits Donated by Dennis Mathews
Tobin Sound
The Sound Trap

A & M Lyell
ABC Training & Business Services
ACE Body Corporate Management (Mildura)
Allstate Conveyancing Services Pty. Ltd.
Amanda and Kelly Morrison
B & J Erskine
B & T Bunting
Mrs Betty Johnston
Chisholm Orthodontics
Complete Kitchen Solutions Mildura
Damian Portaro Barry Plant
Dianne, Richard, Arron and Liam Wood – kidsteachingkids
Dot Nash
E Andriske and family
Eyecare Sunraysia
Gecko Physiotherapy
George and Kay Holland
Helen Missen
In Memory of Lauren Manitta
Lindsay and Sally Herath
Lions Club of Buronga – Gol Gol District Inc.
Mildura Academy of Music and Performance
Mildura Branch CWA of Vic Inc.
Mildura Embroiderers Guild
Mildura Laser Cutting
Mildura Millewa Group of CWA of Vic. Inc.
Mildura Singing School – Janice Rosenberg
Red Cliffs Club Inc.
Retrofit Band Instrument Repairs
Rotary Club of Mildura Inc.
Rotary Club of Red Cliffs Inc.
Rotary Club of Wentworth – In Memory of the late Robert (Bob) Ford
Simone Liuzzi
The Humphreys Family
The Somerville Family


We would like to acknowledge the sacrifices made by the men of the Australian Armed Forces 7th Battalion and their families. The 7th Battalion was initially made up of Mallee men who fought at Gallipoli in WWI and were stationed at Darwin bombings in WWII. Lest we forget.

We acknowledge the First Peoples of the Millewa-Mallee, The Latji Latji, Ngintait, Nyeri Nyeri and Werigia, as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Country on which we are.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present of First Peoples of Millewa-Mallee and the ancient connection they hold with their Country.


Sunraysia Daily
Classical Vocal Scholarship $1000

Sunraysia Resort
Piano Scholarships $1000

TASCO Petroleum
Dance Scholarship $1000

Mildura Health Fund
Modern Vocal Scholarship $1000

Mildura Legacy and 7th Battalion Association

Instrumental Brass Scholarship $1000

Legacy Foundation
Instrumental Brass Scholarship $500

DHM Partners
Instrumental Scholarship $500

Mildura RSL Memorial Club
Speech and Drama Scholarship $500

Alan Cousins Memorial
Instrumental Scholarship $500

Ian Lowe Perpetual
Scholarship to a Male Vocalist $500

Ivan Gates Memorial
Dance Scholarship $500

Rotary Club of Irymple Inc.
Speech and Drama Scholarship $500

These scholarships, to aid tuition of promising individual competitors will be awarded by the adjudicator and presented at the Gala Showcase Concert on Friday 28th June 2019.


Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura

Trinity Lutheran College
920 Fifteenth Street, Mildura

Mildura Arts Centre
Mildura Arts Centre (MAC) is located at 199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura. Phone 5018 8330. The venue has a front entrance to the foyer area located on Cureton Avenue, and a back entrance to the back stage/ dressing rooms areas located in the back car park of the building. The MAC has a ramp to the back stage door and also from the foyer to the auditorium door. The rear of the building also contains a loading bay for larger props. A cafeteria is also located in the foyer and is open during the Mildura Eisteddfod sessions where refreshments  and light lunch can be purchased. Parking is available at the rear.

Trinity Lutheran College
Trinity Lutheran College (TLC) is located at 920 Fifteenth Street, Mildura. Phone 5023 7013. The venue for our Speech and Drama sections is the Sunset Hall which is located to the right of the car park at the front of the venue. Parking for the venue is located along Fifteenth Street or Pedeleure Avenue. The cafeteria at the school can prepare food if it is ordered in the morning. Otherwise there is service station within walking distance from the school.

Ticket Prices

All Tickets are available for purchase at the venues on the day of competitions.
Tickets Sellers are located near the entry doors.

Unfortunately we do not have EFTPOS facilities. Cash sales only.

  • Session Ticket                                         $7.00
  • Day Ticket                                                $18.00
  • Season Ticket                                          $40.00
  • Aged Pensioner Season Ticket             $20.00
  • Teacher’s Season Ticket                        $25.00
  • Children Over 5                                       $2.00
  • Competitors and Children Under 5     Free


The cost of the program is $12.00.

Programs can be pre-ordered at the time of completing an entry.  There will be an additional cost to cover postage.

Programs will be available for purchase at the beginning of May.
Programs can be purchased from these outlets.

Sunraysia Daily
22 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

PJ’s Supermarket and Newsagency
208 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Mildura Visitors Information Centre
180-190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Amcal Chemist Centro
15th Street, Mildura

Sound Trap
121 Langtree Avenue, Mildura

Nextra Newsagency
Mall Langtree Avenue, Mildura

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Ave, Mildura

Gala Event

MdaEisteddfodGalaConcert_PosterThe Sunraysia Daily 41st Mildura Gala Showcase Concert is on
Friday 28th June 2019 at 7.30pm at the Mildura Arts Centre.

Tickets are available from the Mildura Arts Centre

Adults $25.00
Children under 13 $10.00
Performers $10.00
Family Tickets $60.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Audience Information

Each competition day is divided into three sessions – Morning, Afternoon and Night. Audience members are required to pay an entry fee to watch the competition. Entry fees vary depending on the length of time you would like to attend the Eisteddfod and tickets are available in the foyer for session (morning, afternoon or night) all day or season attendance. There are concession prices available.  No EFPTOS facilities are available in the venues.

During the competition audience members are not permitted to speak during items while they are performing onstage, and may not leave the auditorium while an item is performing (except in exceptional circumstances such as a baby crying, coughing fit or other reason that may disturb the competitor during their performance). All parents/ care givers of performers should inform other supporters who attend the Eisteddfod to see your child perform of these protocols. At the Mildura Arts Centre a crying room is available if a child becomes distressed. Please see an Eisteddfod Volunteer Usher who will assist you to speak to the Mildura Arts Centre staff.

In keeping with the spirit of the Eisteddfod, audience members are expected to be encouraging of performers. Jeering or talking loudly during a competitors performance will result in the member being asked to leave the auditorium.

Performers’ names, district or schools are printed in the programme. Sections results are recorded in the Stardom database, Facebook page and appear in the media. Name and addresses are kept on a secure database for administrative purposes.  All personal details are for the Mildura Eisteddfod use only.

The committee accepts no responsibility for any props or personal possessions left at the performance venue(s). A lost property box will be located near the Registration Desk for the duration of the Eisteddfod.

Complaints and compliments regarding the Eisteddfod event can be made to any Eisteddfod volunteer who will endeavour to address the issue or find an appropriate person to address the issue. If the issue remains unresolved you will be requested to put the issue in writing and address it to the President of the Eisteddfod Committee. The complaint will be considered and a response formulated at the Committee of Management meeting after the Eisteddfod Event.

Videography and Photography

No video or photography other than Mildura Eisteddfod Society appointed official photographer or videographer (copyright laws).

The official videographer for the 2019 Mildura Eisteddfod is Gregory Williams Photography.
Click on the Ordering Form for instructions on how to order or visit



By submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission to broadcast, telecast or photograph any item performed in the Eisteddfod. Any objection must be submitted in writing at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the Mildura Eisteddfod competition.



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