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Please note:  

This event was deferred because of COVID lockdowns. 

We are now hosting a series of events starting with a one day online gathering on 30 November called Women rising. Why women? Why now?  Click on the link to find out more




The Women’s Climate Congress calls the women of Australia to a National Congress of Women. Together, we will lead a movement for a collaborative national plan on climate change — a plan that will bring the nation together and restore care for the Earth and nurture of life to the centre of all of our actions on climate.

This three-day event will include deep conversation and learning, authentic connection and community building, artistic expression, collaborative action planning and interaction with elected representatives. It will build on a series of conversations with women from all over Australia hosted by the Women's Climate Congress during this year.

The National Congress is an opportunity to participate in building a women’s movement for change on this urgent global issue and to bring your voice to the public declaration and action plan that we will produce at the conclusion of the Congress.


We warmly invite all women, from all walks of life, to this nonpartisan event - and this includes those who may have limited capacity to pay the full fee. 

COVID restrictions currently limit our 'in person' numbers to 180 people, so if you are interested in face-to-face attendance please register early. Online attendance is also an option for those who prefer not to travel.

There are significant costs to running a national congress, including venue hire, catering, audio-visual systems and livestreaming, and we want the congress to pay for itself.

The Congress is run by volunteers and in our financial decisions we are considering equity, cost-effectiveness, environmental impact and other Women’s Climate Congress values. We are operating from the principle of: 'offer what you can and ask for what you need'.

You decide what is within your capacity to pay. If you can, we invite you to offer a little more via donation to support other women to attend. If you experience economic disadvantage, we invite you to pay the lower supported fee, or if that is too much, to have a conversation with a member of our hosting team (see below) to work out a way to get you there.

Similarly, if you are unable to attend for the full 3 days, please contact us to discuss options.


We offer the following rates as a guide for you to consider your contribution. 

  • Full fee - $350 (with a 10% discount for inaugural Congress members - those who donated in our first year)
  • Generosity fee - $600 (to help another woman to attend)
  • Supported fee - $175  
  • Online only fee - $90

    For face to face attendees these fees include:

    • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day
    • an evening social event 5.30-7.00pm on 29 November
    • a breakfast with invited politicians on 7.30-9.30am 30 November
    • a reception 5.30-7.30pm on 30 November.  

    While these events are included, please indicate on your registration whether you will attend for catering purposes.  

    We also plan to include some artistic performances throughout the Congress which may be separately ticketed. More details will be provided as we confirm these arrangements.   


      We have negotiated a 15% discount for Congress attendees at these local hotels which are located within a couple of kilometres of Albert Hall: 

      Brassey Hotel 
      Little National Hotel 
      Burbury Hotel 
      Hotel Realm 

      Please read the Terms and Conditions of this discount and use the code 4WOMEN when making your booking. We are happy to provide local knowledge on these or other accommodation options if you need it. (See contact details below.) 

      There are also opportunities for billeting and we invite you to express interest in this option on our registration form.


      We know that the world has changed and there is always going to be
      uncertainty around face to face events in the age of a pandemic. We will comply with all COVID-safe requirements and to give you confidence in making your booking we have described our approach to making this work in our COVID and General Cancellation Policy


      About the program: 
      Janet Salisbury —, M: 0416 167 280
      or Barbara Baikie —, M: 0419 477 959

      About fees and attendance: 
      Kirsten Anker —, M: 0412 250 087
      or Lyn Stephens —, M: 0408 651 563

      For all other enquiries: 

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