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Department of Premier and Cabinet

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.

The Community Development Division hosts 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, Hobart

Special guest speaker: Mel Doyle

Melissa Doyle with hands on hips

The modern media has the power and ability to influence opinion on women's equality and advancement on other current issues.

Join journalist, author and television presenter Mel Doyle, best known to many as the co-host of the popular breakfast television program, Sunrise, for the International Women's Day Breakfast.

Mel, also a devoted mother and charity campaigner, has hosted many successful programs in over 18 years in the media, and will offer her story along with insights into the modern media.

Venue: Tasman Room, Wrest Point, Sandy Bay

Date: Friday 7 March 2014

Time: 6.30am for a 7am start.


  •  $50 per ticket
  •  $450 table of 10 guests
  •  $540 table of 12 guests

Book your tickets online at

Download the event flyer PDF icon (PDF, 363KB)

For more details phone Laura at the Royal Hobart Research Foundation on (03) 6222 7049.

Calendar of Events - call for nominations

Individuals, community groups and organisations throughout Tasmania are encouraged to host or participate in events for International Women's Day 2014.

Every year, the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Community Development Division compiles a Calendar of Events for each region to advertise events being held across the State. If you are planning to hold an International Women's Day event and would like it included on the calendar, please complete the attached registration form   (MS Word, 48KB) and return it via email to or post to: 

International Women's Day Events
Community Development Division
2 Spring Street
Burnie TAS 7320

If you are unable to open the registration form please contact Marie Meakins on 03 6232 7115 (Monday -Thursday) or email and a copy will be sent to you.

The closing date for calendar entries is Monday 17 February 2014.

We hope you will join in the celebration of International Women's Day and look forward to receiving information about your events.

Further information on IWD can be found on the Australian Government's Office for Women pages.