Co-vid restrictions UPDATE

Sunday 01 Aug
Great news!  We have secured an adjudicator to adjudicate Instrumental, Piano and Vocal.  The program will proceed as printed.  Speech & Drama will proceed as normal also.
Our President has requested a big shout out to Mr Stuart Gillard for his great assistance and invaluable support.  Thanks Stuart! 

Saturday 31 Jul
Our Saturday afternoon and evening dance sessions, as well as all Sunday sessions have been postponed due to the current lockdown coming into effect at 4pm today (Saturday).

We are trying to reschedule these sessions for next Saturday and Sunday.

The remainder of the Eisteddfod (Instrumental, Vocal, Piano, Speech & Drama) is planned to proceed as scheduled.

Please note that the situation is changing rapidly and we are endeavouring to minimise the impact on competitors.  Thanks for your understanding and support as we try to ensure we can provide an event for our competitors.

2021 Eisteddfod

The 2021 Gympie & District Eisteddfod will be held on Friday 30 July 2021 to Friday 06 August 2021. Due to the closure of the Civic Centre, this year’s Eisteddfod will be at The Pavilion (Gympie Showgrounds).


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions

 NO dressing rooms will be available for any competitors

As a result, Adjudicators will be instructed to disregard costuming when marking.

 Please continue to check our website for updates closer to the event as COVID-19 restrictions may change.

Please note that all 2020 set pieces will be the set pieces for this year’s Eisteddfod.

The 2021 Schedule of Items is online and entries are now being accepted.

Entries must be received by Friday 30 April 2021.

Thanks for your understanding during this time.


Volunteer Now

The Gympie & District Eisteddfod Association extends a warm welcome to our website.

The City of Gympie proudly boasts that its heritage is written in the history books as the “city that saved Queensland”. This was possible with the discovery of gold in 1867. The Eisteddfod Association is proud likewise as Gympie held the first Eisteddfod in the State of Queensland.

The Eisteddfod is an annual event with the week providing a platform of performance for the youth of the community involved in cultural pursuits.

The Association’s Aim is: “to foster and nurture the love of the arts in the youth of the community”.

The art forms available to competitors are Piano, Instrumental, Speech and Drama, Vocal/Choral and Dance.

The Gympie Eisteddfod is a junior Eisteddfod offering items in each of the art forms.


PATRON – Mrs. Elizabeth Reid

PRESIDENT – Mrs. Thelma Reisenleiter 54837095

VICE PRESIDENT – Mrs Shirley Byrnes

SECRETARY / TREASURER – Don Thomas 0412 432 120


June Cross, Margot Goldburg, Barry A. Mason


Mrs Elizabeth Reid

Mrs. Val Jones

Mrs. Thelma Reisenleiter

Mr. Barry Mason

Mrs Jackie Hyam

The Eisteddfod Committee advises that they do not provide an Official Accompanist.

Accompanists Available for Gympie Eisteddfod

N.B. Competitors should contact Accompanists directly to discuss rehearsal costs and times.

Franki Anderson
0478 216 393

Susan Lewis
0419 668 689

Kaye Stallmann
0412 492 734

Barry Mason
5482 7626

Any accompanists wishing to be listed here please contact the Secretary.