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Come and discover Australia’s rising stars at the 2016 Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat, Victoria. This is a special year for the Eisteddfod as we celebrate 125 years since our first competition.  There are many events planned through out the year to mark our anniversary. Keep up to date with the celebrations by going to the 125 Years Page and signing up for our monthly e-newsletter. There will also be some exciting new performance sections being introduced in 2016. Our Competition Schedule will be released and entries will open Tuesday 15 March, so stand by.

In the mean time start planing your visit to Ballarat, be a part of history and join in the fun of the Royal South Street Eisteddfod in our 125th year.

Competition Schedule

The 2016 Competition Schedule will be released Tuesday 15 March. It lists every performance section on offer at South Street in 2016 as well as the rules competitors must abide by. You’ll also find details on our Adjudicators, prizes, where to stay in Ballarat and much more.

Coming soon……..

Royal South Street Archives

The Royal South Street archives are rich with our goldfields heritage. Most Ballaratians will have a story of performing at South Street as do thousands from right around Victoria and indeed Australia.

Want to find out if a family member performed at our Eisteddfod? Search the archives for free by entering key words in the search section below. Our results date back to 1891.

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