Hiring an oral history practitioner

Oral History Australia (OHA) welcomes all efforts to use oral history to enlighten and inform. We recognise that oral history interviews are particularly well suited to academic research, multimedia projects, geo-locative storytelling and documentary making.

While we do not provide professional accreditation we strongly recommend that oral history practitioners are well trained and up-to-date with current practice.

We do not endorse individual practitioners but many of our State associations provide practitioner registers.

Those commissioning oral histories are encouraged to review our guides as part of their project planning.

Planning your oral history project


  • Practitioner - ensure appropriately skilled and experienced
  • Recording format - broadcast quality audio only and/or video
  • Documentation - rights agreement, contract
  • Post-interview uses - such as research, multimedia, book
  • Archiving - how and where interviews will be stored for the long-term
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