International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March. Since 1990, UN Women Australia has hosted the pre-eminent IWD events around the country representing the United Nations Gender Equality agency.

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

Ticket sales have now closed.  Should you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email your name, contact information and the number of tables/tickets you wish to purchase to [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate where possible.


IWD Breakfast
Melbourne Town Hall
Friday 28 February
7:00 am – 9:00am


IWD Breakfast
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 3 March
7:00 am – 9:00 am 


IWD Breakfast
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Wednesday 4 March
7:00 am – 9:00 am 


IWD Lunch
National Convention Centre
Thursday 5 March
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 


IWD Breakfast
International Convention Centre
Friday 6 March
7:00 am – 9:00 am 


IWD Breakfast
Adelaide Convention Centre
Friday 6 March
7:00 am – 9:00 am

The 2020 global IWD theme is Generation Equality.

Generation Equality is a call to action to join forces across generations, to create a world where every girl and woman has equal opportunities to fulfil their full potential. Equal access to education and income are central to levelling the playing field for women around the world.

Half a billion of the world’s illiterate adults are women. This trend has not changed in 20 years. UN Women is actively working to change that.

Join talented SBS MCs and UN Women’s Sonali Hedditch, along with local partners Luz Restrepo, CEO of SisterWorks and Wendy Yarnold, CEO of Real Futures, for a heart-warming, thought provoking panel discussion on UN Women’s pioneering Second Chance Education program. The Second Chance Education program is unlocking learning and earning pathways for migrant and refugee women, and Indigenous women in Australia and in six other countries worldwide.

For all ticketing and event enquiries, please contact our event contractors, Event Head on [email protected] or phone 0434 608 433.