AusTalk: An audio-visual corpus of Australian English

AusTalk is a large state-of-the-art database of spoken Australian English from all around the country. Recorded between June 2011 and June 2016, the final database contains full audio-visual data for 861 adult speakers (with age ranging from 18 to 83) from 15 different locations in all Australian states & territories, representing the regional and social diversity and linguistic variation of Australian English. Each speaker was recorded for one hour on three separate occasions to sample their voice in a range of scripted and spontaneous speech situations at various times (see below for a more detailed description of the data collection protocol).

This website makes the recordings that we collected available to researchers. If you want to work with the data, please register for an account.  The site will allow you to browse, preview and download the audio recordings in the corpus. You can also get access to the AusTalk data via the Alveo Virtual Laboratory which will provide additional support for working with the data (see these notes about how to access Austalk data).


For AusTalk Participants

If you were a participant in the data collection you can preview your own recordings via our Participant Portal. We encourage you to do this as we would like to invite you to review and agree to some additional terms for the distribution and use of your video recordings. To review your data you need to know your Colour-Animal identifier.