International Women’s Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday, March 8th, but there isn’t just one day to celebrate this year. 

Around Australia, there are heaps of events happening throughout the week and beyond, all celebrating this year’s IWD theme of #BreakTheBias.

This year, the focus is on creating a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. It’s a time for conversation and action to reflect on women’s achievements, while looking at taking further leaps forward towards equality.

With just one day to go, we’ve compiled a handy list of events taking place in Australian cities for this IWD, from panels of inspiring speakers to special luncheons.


Kickass Women #BreakTheBias

Tuesday, March 8th, 5-7pm AEDT

Level 22, 120 Spencer Street

WeWork and General Assembly are partnering together to bring some inspiring kicks leaders who are doing incredible work in their field together. A panel event will feature conversations about all things female empowerment, sharing learnings, failing, and secrets of success in a fun format.

Women Supporting Women Networking Group

Tuesday, March 8th, 2-5pm AEDT

Fitzroy Bowls Club

Enjoy the company of motivational and inspiration like-minded women at this Fitzroy event. Tickets cost $20 each (or you can make a donation to show your support), with 100% of ticket sales going to Friend in Me charity.

Africa Day Australia

Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30-8:30pm AEDT

150 Watton Street, Werribee

ADA’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements in the social, economic, cultural, and political fields. ADA’s Families Forum has created this year’s event around the theme of Changing Climates: equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, in recognition of the contribution of women and girls globally who work to elevate gender equality and build a sustainable future.

International Women’s Day Gather

Tuesday, March 8th, 7-9pm AEDT

CreativeCubes.Co, 111 Cecil Street

The IWD Gather brings the village vibes back to the Melbourne community, with women of all ages coming together to share their stories and wisdom. Women – and those who identify as women – are invited to a judgement-free space to take some time out and recalibrate their collective femininity. Two hours of engaging and powerful conversation will unpack the history and expectations of modern-day womanhood.

Clare Bowditch Guest Speaker

Thursday, March 10th, 11-12:30pm AEDT

Two Melbourne Quarter, 697 Collins Street

Bowditch, one of Australia’s most beloved musicians, authors and educators, will use story, song, and scientific research to teach women how to ‘tame your inner critic.’ Having toured with the likes of Gotye and Cat Power and received a Logie nominee, she has a wealth of experience to share on IWD.

Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30pm AEDT

Kathleen Same Library and Community Centre

This event has been organised to acknowledge women writers who are silence and prosecuted around the world, including in Iran, Turkey, China, and Myanmar. Their stories will be shared and their work will be read and remembered. Entry costs $10 with good company and refreshments available.


International Women’s Day by The Studio 

Tuesday, March 8th, 5-7:30pm AEDT

The Studio, 11-17 York Street

This event will focus on the UN IWD theme of Changing Climates: equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. Women and girls around the world will be recognised for their contribution to to building a sustainable future and changing the climate of gender equality.

Women Poets Perform on IWD

Tuesday, March 8th, 7-10pm AEDT

Knox Street Bar, 21 Shepherd Street

Poetry Sydney is partnering with Knox.Live to platform Australian women poets. A range of poets from a diversity and variety of voice, thoughts, place, and poetic preoccupation will feature at the special live-streaming hour-long event.

Sydney International Women’s Day 2022

Saturday, March 12th 11:30am AEDT

Belmore Park

March for women’s rights at Sydney’s largest IWD event. At 11:30am, attendees will meet at Belmore Park and march for the right for women to be safe, respected, and equal. Speeches from inspiration and incredible women will be heard, while there will also be a mini-festival with music, rides, and stalls.


Brazen Hussies Movie Screening

Tuesday, March 8th, 7pm ACDT

Odeon Star, Semaphore

Following the Women’s Liberation movement in the 20th Century, this movie shows how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality, and create profound social change.



Tuesday, March 8th, 11:30-2pm AWST

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Join the WE INSPIRE women to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The luncheon features a special 3-course buffet lunch, ‘secret’ inspirational speakers, a charity raffle, and even a mini shopping expo.


Female Founders IWD Panel Lunch

Tuesday, March 8th, 12-2pm AEDT

Canberra Innovation Network, 1 Moore Street

Buddin entrepreneurs and businesswoman are invited to this lunch panel celebrating ISW. A lineup of inspiring CEOs will provide insight into all things business, including Mia Swainson, President of the Canberra Environment Centre and Chair of Canberra’s Zero Waste Revolution.

IWD Charity Dinner

Thursday, March 10th, 6-6:30pm AEDT

Canberra Labor Club

The Canberra Labor Club is hosting its annual IWD Charity Dinner this Thursday. Thus year, duns will be raised for Toora Women Inc., a local charity that supports women with experience of domestic and family violence, addiction, and/or homelessness in the ACT and surrounds. Radio journalist Ginger Gorman will host the dinner, and a variety of guest speakers will also share their stories.


Women of Influence IWD Event

Wednesday, March 9th, 6:30am AEST

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa

Join women of influence at this exciting breakfast event. Stories will be shared about how to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Award-winning journalist, diversity advocate and mother, Antoinette Lattouf is the keynote speaker and will discuss how women can break bias in homes, schools, workplaces, communities and beyond.

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