International Women's Day 2020 Events

Attend an event to celebrate women's achievements. If you're in Western Australia and you'd like to register your own event, please complete the event registration form.

Perth metro area events

International Women's Day 2020: an equal world is an enabled world

Breakfast with keynote speaker Nadine Champion, followed by a panel discussion. Engineers Australia encourages industry leaders to identify, nurture and promote the talented women in their ranks; to take concrete steps to address inequality of opportunity and of pay; and to publicise the achievements of women – not just in engineering.

Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Time: 7.30am to 9.30am (registration 7.00am to 7.30am)
Location: Crown Perth
Cost: Engineers Australia Member $120; non-member $150; table of ten $1,150
Registration: Visit Engineers Australia registration page

UN Women Perth IWD Breakfast 2020 

Celebrate International Women's Day and raise funds to support UN Women’s projects in the Asia Pacific region.

Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Time: 7am to 9am
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Individual (early bird) $80; Corporate table (early bird) $1,795; Premium corporate table $2,299
Registration: Visit the UN Women Australia website to register

2020 Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture: Celebrating International Women's Day

Join ECU for their annual Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women’s Day, as a panel of experts discuss the relationships between gender equality, climate justice and sustainable development. ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Cobie Rudd will moderate the panel discussion, as we consider what action is needed to create greater equality possibilities.

Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Time: 9.45am (for 10am start)
Location: ECU Joondalup Pines
Cost: Free
Registration: Visit ECU's Eventbrite page to register

International Women's Day Sparkling High Tea 2020

Women's Council invites you to celebrate International Women's Day and raise money for the Funds for Freedom Project. Funds for Freedom assist women existing a refuge to purchase white goods or small security items.

Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Location: Duxton Hotel
Cost: Individual $85; Tables of 10 $850
Registration: Visit the Women's Council website to register

UnionsWA International Women's Day Rally

We're coming together in support of the many battles that women are facing in the workplace – closing the gender pay gap, ending discrimination and improving basic workplace entitlements such as paid domestic violence leave. Everyone is welcome. Bring along your own posters, union flags, signs and badges!

Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Time: 5.15pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required. Email for further information.

Retreat – International Women's Day

The Women's Wellness Retreat program will explore the 5 pillars of health: sleep, breathing, nutrition, movement and thought. Be inspired by a Health Coach to improve your gut health through healthy eating options, release tension and stress in a laughter therapy session and set positive intentions for a new you in the New Year in a vision board workshop. Give yourself the gift of time to nurture your body, mind and soul.

Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Gosnells Community Lotteries House
Cost: $80
Registration: Visit the WHWS Humanitix page to register

Rhythmic, Aerobic & Acrobatic Gymnastics Qualification Competition and recognition of International Women’s Day

A qualification competition for three different gymnastics disciplines for the 2020 WA Gymnastics State Team and the WA Gymnastics Championships. Athletes will be competing on both Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March, attempting to achieve the necessary qualification score. We'll be celebrating International Women's Day throughout the weekend.

Date: 7 and 8 March 2020
Time: 8am to 6pm
Location: State Gymnastics Centre (99 Loftus St, Leederville)
Cost: $10 for adults. All other entry is free of charge
Registration: Tickets available from the State Gymnastics Centre. For further information email

Mt Lawley Labor International Women's Day Afternoon Tea

Be our special guest to say cheers and celebrate International Women’s Day. Come along to afternoon tea and bring a friend.

Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: 114 Harold St, Mount Lawley
Cost: Free
Registration: Visit the Mt Lawley Labor Eventbrite page to register

An evening with Dr Fiona Wood for International Women's Day

The Rotary Club of Mt Lawley invites you to join us for an International Women’s Day dinner with Dr Fiona Wood as our special guest speaker.

Date: Monday, 9 March 2020
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mount Lawley Golf Club
Cost: $60
Registration: Visit the Rotary Club of Mt Lawley's Humanitix page to register

Society of Professional Social Workers Forum to celebrate International Women's Day and International Social Work Day

Guess what – My social work skills and knowledge gave me amazing opportunities in non-traditional social work positions, presented by Jan Stewart (previous CEO Lotterywest), Judith Wilkinson (previous CEO Key Assets WA), Paddie Creavey (previous Mayor of Mandurah), Pauline Bagdonavicius (Public Advocate) and Stephanie Withers (previous Director Redress WA).

Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Time: 5.15pm to 7pm
Location: 189 Royal Street, East Perth (CPFS Canteen Area, seminar rooms 3/4)
Cost: SPSW members $25; Non-SPSW members $40; Students $20 (preference given to social worker students, copy of student ID and details of course and uni enrolled in must accompany registration)
Registration: Email the SPSW Executive Officer to request registration form, or see the SPSW website

WA regional events

Join Me On The Bridge – Albany

Soroptimist International extends an invitation to all to gather on the pedestrian bridge in Albany to mingle, share information about each other and our groups, sing songs and promote the idea of gender equality, peace and community cooperation. Lunch after at 1.30pm at 6Degrees.

Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 12 noon
Location: Pedestrian Bridge linking Stirling Terrace and Princess Royal Harbour, Albany
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required. Email for further information

Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre International Women's Day High Tea – Kalgoorlie

Come along to the Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre International Women's Day High Tea. Guest speakers include Yvie Jones and Lanna Hill, plus local dynamite speakers.

Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Course Marquee
Cost: $10 per person
Registration: Visit the GWHCC website to register

International Women's Day – Karratha

Join us for a multicultural extravaganza of dance and music by our local societies in Karratha.

Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Karratha International Hotel, main dining area
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required. Email for further information

Kununurra International Women's Day

Join us for a relaxed sundowner by the river.

Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 3.30pm
Location: Ski Beach, Millington Drive Kununurra
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required. Email for further information

Awareness Raising – Busselton

Join us to learn more about International Women’s Day, and pick up a lapel ribbon to show your support.

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: Busselton Central Shopping District
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required. Email for further information