About Biloela Eisteddfod Society

Biloela Eisteddfod Society Inc.  is an incorporated and not-for-profit Organization and relies totally on voluntary support.

Established in 1965

In 1965,  a group of like-minded parents under the guidance of local Music Teacher Mrs Joan Corfield, established the Biloela Eisteddfod Society in order to provide their children and the broader community the opportunity for cultural and artistic development.

In 2015, the Biloela Eisteddfod celebrated 50 YEARS



2015 Celebration Cake

Past and Present Presidents

Left - Right

Amanda Rose 2011-2015, Audrey Anderson 1975-1976,

Annette Chalk 1995-2000, Marian Meissner 1976-1978,

Joan Corfield Foundation Member, Jo Robins 1993-1994,

Mercia Giles 2000-2005, Evelyn Manwaring 1988-1989,

Lyn Witham 2008-2011


Past and Present Presidents

1966/67 Mrs A. Henzel 1995/96 Mrs A. Chalk
1967/68 Mrs M. Mantle 1996/97 Mrs A. Chalk
1968/69 Mrs M. Mantle 1997/98 Mrs A. Chalk
1969/70 Mrs M. Mantle 1998/99 Mrs A. Chalk
1970/71 Mrs M. Shepherdson 1999/00 Mrs A. Chalk
1971/72 Mrs M. Shepherdson 2000/01 Mrs M. Giles
1972/73 Mrs M. Scott 2001/02 Mrs M. Giles
1973/74 Mrs W. Watts 2002/03 Mrs M. Giles
1974/75 Mrs M. Shepherdson 2003/04 Mrs M. Giles
1975/76 Mrs A. Anderson 2004/05 Mrs M. Giles
1976/77 Mrs M. Meissner 2005/06 Mrs J. Tebby
1977/78 Mrs M. Meissner 2006/07 Mrs J. Tebby
1978/79 Mrs G. Fraser 2007/08 Mrs J. Tebby
1979/80 Mrs S. Rigney 2008/09 Mrs L. Witham
1980/81 Mrs S. Rigney 2009/10 Mrs L. Witham
1981/82 Mrs J. Turner 2010/11 Mrs L. Witham
1982/83 Mrs C. Baker 2011/12 Mrs A. Rose
1983/84 Mrs M. Amos 2012/13 Mrs A. Rose
1984/85 Mrs M. Amos 2013/14 Mrs A Rose
1985/86 Mrs M. Cowan 2014/15 Mrs A Rose
1987/88 Mrs C. Baker 2015/16

Mrs M Kerr

1988/89 Mrs E. Manwaring 2016/17 Mrs M Kerr
1989/90 Mrs M. Cowan 2017/18 Mrs M Kerr
1990/91 Mrs J. Sanderson 2018/19 Mrs K Corfield
1991/92 Mrs J Sanderson 2019/20 Mrs K Corfield
1992/93 Mrs J Sanderson 2020/21 Mrs R Maher
1993/94 Mrs J Robins    
1994/95 Mrs J Robins    


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Biloela Eisteddfod Society Inc. currently hosts each year  two (2) major regional Eisteddfods – May and September at the Biloela Civic Centre.  These events draw competitors and their

families from across the Central Queensland region and beyond -  Rockhampton,

Gladstone, Emerald, Yeppoon, Bundaberg. 

Biloela Eisteddfod offers all children, young

adults and not-so-young adults the opportunity to perform, compete and learn through Eisteddfods and Workshops.  These opportunities also help to build confidence and self-esteem either individually or as part of a group. 


Variety Concert

Biloela Eisteddfod Variety Concert held at the conclusion of May Eisteddfod, gives opportunities for many of the performers to showcase their many talents to an appreciative audience.  Over the years our performers continue to give and share their love of the arts within our community.  Some performers began their careers in Biloela and are now professionals in their chosen fields – State, National and International levels.



Today,  Biloela Eisteddfod is the only cultural event of its kind within the Banana Shire.  Banana Shire  is located in Callide and Dawson Valleys in Central Queensland also covers smaller towns of Thangool, Moura, Theodore, Taroom, Jambin, Goovigen, Wowan and Baralaba.

2021 Committee

President Rhana Maher

Vice President


Sally Bulten &
Amanda Rose

Kaylene Howard
Fiona Byrne

Treasurer Kirsty Curtis
Trophy Co-ordinator Kaitlyn Britton
Social Media &
Publicity Co-ordinator
Meghan Wilton

2021 Eisteddfod Co-ordinators

Kaylene Howard

Speech & Drama
Rhana Maher

Alarna Pallot
Karla Lovell



Life Members

Mrs Joan Corfield (Foundation Member)
Mrs Evelyn Manwaring
Mrs Annette Chalk
Mrs Jo Robins
Mrs Madge Wilson (late)
Ms Deb Biggs


Meetings and Membership

The Biloela Eisteddfod Society Inc. Meetings are held at Banana Shire Community Arts House on Saturdays at 2pm.
Contact 0488 923 624 for meeting dates.

2021 Membership Fee $15.00. 


New Members Welcome







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