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International Women's Day

International Women's Day logoInternational Women's Day is marked on 8 March every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Each year an amazing array of events is offered throughout Tasmania. Although International Women's Day falls on 8 March, events are often planned throughout the whole week, giving all women the opportunity to participate in some way. The main themes of these events are the celebration of past achievements and contributions as well as future visions for women. Look to this site in February each year for upcoming events to celebrate International Women's Day in Tasmania.

Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR), of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, supports a number of International Women's Day events around the State, as well as producing a calendar of events to help promote events held by other community organisations.

International Women's Day Breakfast 2017 - Hobart

Special Guest Speaker Dr Susan Alberti AC

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Where: Tasman Room, Wrest Point, Sandy Bay

The International Women's Day Breakfast celebrates the role of women.

Special guest speaker Dr Susan Alberti AC is a leading businesswoman, philanthropist, former vice-president of the Western Bulldogs Football Team and a driving force behind the establishment of a women's roster in the AFL from 2017.

In 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition of her eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations, as an advocate for improved health care services for the disadvantaged, and to young women as a role model and mentor.

Tickets:  $55 each or $600 for a table of 12.

Tickets on sale

Tickets available from the Royal Hobart Research Foundation.

International Women's Day Luncheon - Launceston

Launceston-raised and Melbourne-based specialist breast cancer surgeon Dr Chantel Thornton will be guest speaker at the International Women's Day Luncheon at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston on 10 March 2017 at noon.

Dr Thornton was announced one of The Australian Financial Review and Westpac Women of Influence for 2015.

Sarah Courtney MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, will also be attending the lunch.

Cost: $76 per person, includes a two course lunch and a glass of sparkling on arrival.

RSVP by 3 March 2017 or until sold out.

Book at or contact Clifford Craig Foundation on 6777 6010.

Open the flyer.  (PDF,875.58KB)

International Women’s Day 2017 - join the program

Calendar of Events

Individuals, community groups and organisations throughout Tasmania are encouraged to host or participate in International Women’s Day events.

Every year, the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Communities, Sport and Recreation compiles a Calendar of Events for each region to advertise events being held across the State. If you are planning to hold an event and would like the event included on the calendar, please fill in the attached form and return via email to or post to International Women’s Day Events, Communities, Sport and Recreation, 2 Spring Street, Burnie  Tas  7320.

Open the International Women's Day program entry form   (MS Word, 52.4KB)
If you are unable to open form you can contact Marie Meakins on 6232 7115 (Monday-Thursday) or email her at the email address above and a copy will be sent to you.

The closing date for entries is Friday 17 February 2017.