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about the launceston competitions

The Launceston Competitions began 121 years ago, making it one of the longest continual-running eisteddfods in Australia. Presbyterian Minister, Reverend Henry Jones, together with his committee, commenced the competitions and it has continued ever since.

A community-based, not-for-profit organisation, we offer the following genres for entry: Speech and Drama, Music and Dancing.

The Launceston Competitions take place annually from May until July and provide a safe and supportive opportunity for performers of all ages.


2023 office bearers

Mr. Matthew Garwood
Patron and Mayor of Launceston
Dr. Julienne Colman
Louise Peters
Vice President and Speech & Drama Convenor
Margaret East OAM
Mollie Fraser
Dianne Lockhart
Assistant Secretary and Dance Convenor
Dianne Summers
Dance Convenor
Sharyn Rogers
Music Convenor

committee members

Lisa Truscott
Jayne Clark
Julie Bennett
Julie Iles
Robyn Ockerby
Sarah Foster
Leigh Hart
Kim White
Leigh Sheppard
Sharon Cashion
Julie Reicha
Therese Wahl
Sherryn Arneil Hepher
Betty Hall
Merridy Murgatroyd

life members

Louise Peters
Dianne Lockhart
Dianne Summers
Sharyn Rogers
Kim Roe
Julienne Colman
Rhonda Murray
Gaye Anderson
Mollie Fraser
Margaret East

contact us

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about the Launceston Competitions, please send us a message.

    Or choose to give one of our committee members a call directly:

    General Enquiries
    Margaret East
    0409 005 988
    Dianne Summers & Dianne lockhart
    0457 500 386
    Speech and Drama
    Louise Peters
    0417 055 802
    Sharyn Rogers
    0403 179 151