International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8 March – is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

For over 30 years, UN Women Australia has hosted Australia’s pre-eminent IWD fundraising events, drawing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate global achievements, agitate for change and raise life-changing funds to support the world’s women and girls.

Attending our official IWD events is a fantastic way to celebrate women’s achievements and show your friends, family, colleagues and community that you support the world’s largest movement for gender equality.

In 2022, UN Women Australia will be holding our IWD events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and online on Friday 4 March 2022.

Tickets on sale now!

Melbourne IWD Lunch
Melbourne Town Hall

Brisbane IWD Lunch
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Perth IWD Brunch
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Canberra IWD Lunch
National Convention Centre

Sydney IWD Lunch
International Convention Centre

Virtual Event
Interactive Live-Streamed Content

For more information about the International Women’s Day Adelaide Breakfast go to

IWD 2022 Theme

The global theme for International Women’s Day 2022 will be announced soon. It will anchored to the CSW 66 (2022) Priority Theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and natural disaster risk reduction policies and programmes. Gender equality and climate change are two inseparable issues facing today’s society. Every day, women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and its devastating consequences. Yet, as the most affected, women are also critical to rapid responses and prevention.  Every day, inspiring and resilient women are at the forefront of protecting our planet.

Previous IWD Events

With thanks to our National IWD Partners and Sponsors

Government Partner

Platinum Partner

ACT & QLD Education Partner

NSW Education Partner

Pay it Forward Sponsor