Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Oral History Australia Journal

Cover of 2019 Oral History Australia JournalAbout our journal

Since 1979, Oral History Australia and its predecessor, the Oral History Association of Australia, has published an annual journal for the benefit of its members and the broader oral history practitioner community. The journal contains articles, reports and book reviews and in recent years has also included a section for peer-reviewed articles. 

The publication was previously known as the Oral History Association of Australia Journal and since 2014 has been the Oral History Australia Journal (ISSN: 0158 7366).

The journal's content reflects the diversity and vitality of oral history practice in Australia and may include contributions from overseas. The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor, the Editorial Board or the publisher of the Oral History Australia Journal.

Since 2017 the journal has been published in an electronic format only.

Accessing the journal

In February 2020 the Oral History Australia Committee decided that the journal should be open access.

Subscription access

Overseas institutions can receive a copy of the current Oral History Journal - and/or previous issues - by paying a fee.

Enquiries: mandjcassidy@gmail.com 

Accessing previous issues

Previous issues of the journal can be accessed one of two ways:

  1. Through Informit.
  2. Through the National Library of Australia.


Searching previous issues

Access indexes to previous issues of the journal:

Submitting articles 

Important dates for next issue

Contributions are currently being sought for the Oral History Australia Journal No. 42, 2020. This issue will be based on the theme of our 2019 Oral History Australia Biennial Conference: 'Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories'.

Deadlines associated with this issue are:


Please refer to the Call for papers, the style guide and frequently asked questions concerning the peer-review process: