Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

OHA biennial conferences

Oral History Australia (OHA) presents a national conference for its members every two years.  Each conference is hosted by a State branch with the support of the national organisation and attracts delegates from across Australia as well as overseas.

Next conference


Theme: Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities and Challenges

Location: Tramsheds Function Centre, Launceston, Tasmania

Dates: 14-16 October 2021

Call for Presentations: www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/article/2021-conference-call-for-presentations

Past conferences

 Oral History Queensland logo


Theme: Intimate stories, challenging histories

Location: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Australia

Dates: 10-13 October 2019

Conference website: www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/2019-conference.html

News article on this website: https://www.oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/article/oha-2019-conference-wrap-up


Theme: Moving memories: oral history in a global world 

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Dates: 13-16 September

Conference website:  https://dcconferences.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/ohac17/cs

News article on this website:  Highlights of the conference and photo gallery.


Theme: Fast Forward: Oral History in a Time of Change 

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Dates: 9-12 September

Conference abstracts: national_oha_conference_abstracts_1.pdf national_oha_conference_abstracts_1.pdf