International Women’s Day FAQs

Who to contact

We are a small team and experience a large volume of calls and emails in the lead up to the events.  We have done our best to answer any questions you may have below.  If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please email [email protected].

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to view our Terms and Conditions of ticket/table purchase and Privacy Policy.

Event Details

In 2022, UN Women Australia will be holding our IWD events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and streamed online on Friday 4 March 2022. Please refer to our event pages for the locations of the events in each city.

The interactive virtual hub provides you with access to our full IWD 2022 program of speakers. You can watch the headline speakers in the main auditorium, move between virtual rooms streaming the local live events, immerse yourself in UN Women stories and projects, or make a life-changing donation.

You can access the virtual hub live on the day or after the event.  Content will be available until midnight on Sunday 13 March.

Formal proceedings will be 2.45 hours. We have allowed for registration time in the published event timings. Please refer to the IWD 2022 Program and Ticket Summary for the timings of the events in each city.

We will deliver an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, led by a well-respected MC. Our line-up is continually evolving as we confirm new international and local presenters. Our 2022 speaker line up is still being confirmed however you can see who spoke at our 2021 IWD events here.

Yes, all guests will be required to check in on arrival due to current COVID-19 regulations. Therefore, please ensure that all attendee details are complete by Friday 18 February. Providing these details will facilitate a smooth registration process. Any guests who are not fully registered by this date will have to provide their details when they arrive at the event, which may result in queues. We will also be unable to cater for special dietary requirements.

Please have your ticket barcode ready for scanning (either printed or on your phone). You will be told your table number as you check-in. Our friendly volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance and direct you to your table.

Dress code is smart casual for the event.

The content across all events will be available to access via the hub until midnight on Sunday 13 March.

All events will include two courses. For the lunches a drink will be served on arrival and we will then be operating a cash bar.

Our IWD events are our main fundraising activity for the year and raise vital funds for the world’s women and girls.  Our volunteers will be circulating the tables at the live events asking for donations which can be made via EFTPOS machines or online.  There will also be a link to donate on the virtual hub.  Your donations are incredibly important and we thank you in advance.

Purchasing Tickets

Please refer to the Program and Ticket Summary for 2022 prices and inclusions. If your question relating to ticket sales is not included here, please email [email protected].

Join the largest movement for gender equality in the world by becoming a member of UN Women Australia and you will gain access to member pricing. Keep in mind it can take up to three business days for your membership to be processed (and tickets and tables are selling fast!) so the best way to guarantee your table or ticket is to book now. Check out our website to become a member of UN Women Australia and gain access to a range of membership benefits.

This is an opportunity for you to “pay-it-forward” to individuals and organisations who would otherwise not be able to experience our events.  Pay-it-forward tickets are designed to make our events more accessible to community groups or small not-for-profit organisations.   You can buy individual tickets, a table or a bundle of virtual tickets via the normal booking process on our website.  There are a number of individuals and organisations across Australia who support our work and who would benefit hugely from your generosity and this opportunity to attend.

You can either add your name to the waitlist and you will be advised once tickets become available, or you can buy tickets to the virtual event.

The number of guests per table is dependent on current state and venue restrictions. As of 18 October 2021, these are:

 

Melbourne

Brisbane

Perth

Canberra

Sydney

Table of

10

10

10

8*

10

If you purchase a table you will be advised if these numbers change.

*You will be advised if permitted numbers increase to align with other states, and you will be able to increase your table numbers free of charge.

You can select your table position or seats on checkout.  When you are checking out, please select your table or seat(s) from those available as shown on the seating map. After checkout, you will be able to edit your seat selection to move to other available seats or tables for your ticket type. Simply select ‘edit order’ on your confirmation email and click ‘edit seats’.

Please note: final seat/table selection may change due to the ongoing COVID-19 state restriction updates.

You must select your seats as per the instructions above.

As you would if you were buying tickets to the theatre, we recommend that you buy your tickets as a group to guarantee seats together.  If you purchase tickets individually, please coordinate seat selections with those guests you would like to be seated with, as we will not be able to accommodate any seating requests.

Should a live event or allocation of tickets need to be cancelled due to Covid-19 related restrictions, the streamed event will still go ahead. All live ticket holders will be able to transfer to streamed tickets and the cost difference can either be refunded or gifted to UN Women Australia.

Participants may cancel their tickets without penalty up until 30 days prior to the event. Cancellations received within 30 to 14 days before the event will incur a 50% administration fee. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event will be non-refundable. All cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected].  Please to the terms and conditions for full details.

All tickets are transferable more than 14 days prior to the event. If transferred within 14 days prior to the event, updated names may not be recorded on tickets or seating lists and dietary requirements may not be catered for. Transfers should be made in writing by the registered person to [email protected]. All other details will be assigned to the new person unless otherwise specified.

Ticket sales for the live events will close at 5pm on Friday 18 February, unless sold out prior. 

Ticket sales for the virtual event will close at 5pm on Thursday 3 March.

The preferred way to purchase tickets and to secure a table is to book online with a credit card, which guarantees your ticket/table selection immediately. We strongly encourage payment by credit card due to the popularity of the event as tables sell out quickly. Please click here to book online.

Should you wish to pay via EFT and require an invoice, we are able to arrange this separately for you.  Please contact [email protected].  Note that payment terms for the invoice are strictly 7 days. The invoice does not confirm your table until payment has been made. If payment is not received within the 7 day terms, the table may be returned for sale and the invoice cancelled.

Please refer to the IWD 2022 Program and Ticket Summary for pricing.

Corporate tables receive:

  • Table with preferential placement
  • Company logo displayed on table
  • Company logo on PPT presentation shown on large screens throughout event
  • A way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to women, both within your organisation and to your customers, clients and key stakeholders more broadly
  • 10 tickets to the virtual platform (worth $600)

Premium tables receive:

  • Table with VIP placement
  • Company logo displayed on table
  • Company logo on PPT presentation shown on large screens throughout event
  • A way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to women, both within your organisation and to your customers, clients and key stakeholders more broadly
  • Company logo displayed on relevant IWD event pages
  • 20 tickets to the virtual platform (worth $1,200)

If you don’t have your guest details, you are able to proceed with the main booking contact information only, to complete the purchase. You will receive a confirmation email once booked, simply select ‘edit order’ to update attendee information at any stage before Friday 18 February.

Providing these details will facilitate a smooth registration process. Any guests who are not fully registered by this date will have to provide their details when they arrive at the event, which may result in queues. We will also be unable to cater for special dietary requirements.

This is because your total order reflects each live seat at the table + the virtual tickets included in your table package.  So for example, if you bought a corporate table in Sydney you will have 10 seats at the live event and 10 virtual tickets in your table package, making the total purchase 20 tickets.

Individual ticket holders will be emailed a unique link to access the virtual event 48 hours prior. If you purchased multiple virtual tickets, you must you must register the details for each person attending the virtual event by Friday 18 February.

If you purchase a virtual group of 50, you will receive a unique code to share with your guests who will need to individually pre-register for the virtual event by Friday 18 February.

Yes! After the event, we will email you a complimentary, unique link to the virtual hub. You will be able to access the content across all 5 cities until midnight on Sunday 13 March.

Each registration triggers a unique link so please do not share your confirmation email. If your ticket is forwarded to others, only the first person to use it will be granted access so you may be blocked and will not be able to gain access on event day.

Other Questions

Attendee safety is a priority at our live events. We will produce COVID-safe plans for all of the live events to ensure they meet state regulations. These can be found in each of the city event pages on the website. You will be kept informed of any updates should new restrictions arise.

Our events will run in accordance with current government regulations. At this time (Nov 2021), only fully vaccinated individuals are able to attend an event at a hospitality venue. Please refer to your relevant state government guidelines for any updates and we will confirm the latest guidelines in the week prior to the events.

Fantastic! Please contact [email protected] for details on how to access the live stream.  Note that the live stream content is a reduced version of our full program.

The best way to upload your company logo is to follow the ‘edit your order’ link from the confirmation email you would have received when you purchased tickets. This will allow you to view your order and upload your logo.

We ask that you upload a high resolution .jpeg image logo at least 300dpi on a white background via your online account by the Friday 18 February.

No, our events are inclusive.  Human rights are universal and apply to everyone, and we welcome anyone who supports our work to achieve gender equality.

Yes, our events are inclusive and everyone is welcome!

While we certainly encourage the participation of younger audiences, please be aware that some topics covered may be sensitive or triggering. Where possible we will provide trigger warnings when discussing distressing themes, however, if you are planning on sharing our virtual content with a younger audience and have specific concerns, we recommend you screen the content prior to sharing it.

There are plenty of ways to support UN Women Australia this International Women’s Day. You could:

Check out our Fundraising Kit for ideas and inspiration.

Still have questions?

If the answer you are looking for is not listed here, please email [email protected].