Register an event

Register an event

Registrations for the 2018 History Festival have now closed.

Earlybird registrations close Friday 2 February

Registrations close Tuesday 13 February


Registration information pack (PDF)

Registration fees

Event registration fees 2018

 Volunteer run organisations (no paid staff)Organisations with paid staff, businesses
One event

Earlybird: $35
Standard: $45

Earlybird: $50
Standard: $70
Each additional eventEarlybird: $8 per event
Standard: $12 per event
Earlybird: $12 per event
Standard: $15 per event

 Optional Extra

Add an image to your printed program listing^*$120$150


Your registration fee covers:

  • An event listing in 200,000+ copies of the printed program: distributed as an insert in The Advertiser on Saturday 7 April and to libraries, visitor centres, councils and other participating outlets throughout South Australia.
  • A listing on the History Festival website, including up to four images (almost 43,000 visits in 2017).
  • Your own copies of the program to distribute, as well as A3 festival posters and A2 event signage.
  • Access to marketing resources such as poster and media release templates, and help sheets.
  • Advice and support including information sessions and workshops.
  • The History Trust promotes the Festival overall through the program, website, app, social media as well as through traditional media.

Open Doors: Built Heritage Weekend

To mark the 15th anniversary of the History Festival, we are planning a special weekend focusing on our buildings and architectural history to open the Festival on 28 & 29 April.  If you are planning an event with a built heritage focus, we encourage you to consider holding it during the opening weekend (although built heritage events are welcome any time during the festival).

To be part of Open Doors, events must include a form of activity that helps visitors learn something about the building or place. This may include things like: tours, talks, children’s activities, displays or handouts.

Registering an event for Open Doors is no different to ordinary event registration. These events will be listed in the front pages of the printed program as well as in the regional listing and on a dedicated page on the website.

Themed programs

Each year, we aim to group events into themed programs to make it easier for audiences to find events that interest them.

In 2018, the History Festival program will feature:

  • Built heritage (see above)
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history
  • Family friendly events
  • LGBTIQ history
  • Migration history

Additional themed programs will be selected for the print and/or online version of the program depending on registrations received.

 Diary dates

Friday 2 February - Earlybird registrations close (5pm)

Tuesday 13 February - All registrations close (5pm)

By Wednesday 21 February - Event proofs sent to organisers

Thursday 1 March - Last day for organisers to sign off on proofs

Wednesday 7 March - Marketing workshop

Saturday 7 April - Program released in The Advertiser. Website live, bookings open.

Thursday 19 April - Rundle Mall launch (TBC)

28 & 29 April - Open Doors: Built Heritage Weekend

Sunday 29 April - Regional launch, Yankalilla

May - South Australia's History Festival