When is Women’s Health Week?

Women’s Health Week 2020 will be held from 7-11 September.

What effect will COVID-19 have on Women’s Health Week this year?

Women’s Health Week will look a little different this year, as we are all having to change with these uncertain times. If current social distancing restrictions still apply in September, we expect that that there will be none or very few physical events.

However, with today’s technology you can still get involved. You can sign up to receive five fabulous days of free online health information that you don’t have to leave home for. Also, events can still be held, so consider hosting your own online event.

What happens when I sign up to Women’s Health Week?

We know how annoying it can be to receive lots of emails, so we promise not to overwhelm you with too many during the year – just a few to keep you in the loop. During Women’s Health Week, however, you will receive a daily email with free health information including podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical articles on a range of health topics such as mental and emotional wellbeing, heart health and more.


When do registrations open?

Event registrations are now open via the event registration page

Why should I register a Women’s Health Week event?

As a Women’s Health Week event host, you will help to make a difference to the health of women in your community, which this year is even more important. It’s super easy to host a fabulous event, whether it’s online or face-to-face. By registering your event, you will receive a free event page on our website and priority access to health resources to help you plan your event.

How do I register an event?

Visit the event registration page and complete the required information. Make sure you check your inbox for a confirmation email. If you need help to fill in your registration form, call us on 03 9453 8999. 

Our tip: if you don’t receive an email immediately, check your junk e-mail folder. Still missing? Check with us in case there was a glitch with your registration.

I’ve never hosted an event before.  Can you give me some ideas?  

Women’s Health Week events come in all shapes and sizes – this year even more so.  As long as there is a focus around women’s health and wellbeing, the sky’s the limit on the type of event you can host!

Decide what sort of event you’d like to host, then think about how it could work online, such as a yoga class or health talk. There are many free platforms available that are easy to use such as Skype, Zoom, Whereby, WhatsApp, Houseparty and FaceTime. Think about your interests and skills, and what would work best for your group, workplace or community.

Fundraising is encouraged and is a great way for you to help us continue to support more women and communities.

Our tip: Choose something you would love to do yourself and an online platform that you’re familiar with!

I would like to attend an event. How do I find one in my area? 

With social distancing restrictions, attending physical events might not be possible. However, you can still join your community, colleagues and other networks online. On the positive side, attending an event is not limited by location, so jump on the events page and scroll through our list of events until you find one that is of interest.  All events displayed on our website are public and will include all the details. 

Does Jean Hailes host events?

Jean Hailes will be hosting the 4th annual Comedy Gala during Women’s Health Week.  This year however, it will be an online event which means that regardless of whether you live interstate or even overseas you’ll be able to attend. 

We will also be encouraging women to join our virtual walk around Australia. Join our community of other women taking steps to support women’s health this way. 

Make sure you are signed up to get all the details on these two exciting events as they are released.

Can I use the Women’s Health Week logo to promote my event?

Unfortunately, no. The Women’s Health Week logo and umbrella statement –Women’s Health. Powerful stuff.™  – are trademarked. However, to support your event and help you promote it, we have prepared marketing material including social media tiles, posters and messages that you can use without breaching any trademark laws. These are available in our Supporter Kit

The images and tiles must be used as provided and cannot be manipulated in any way.

Will everyone see my event online?

You can choose to make your event public or private. If you make it public, it will appear on our event page. By making your event public, you are giving more people the chance to attend. 

Our tip: if your event is being held at your home, we recommend making it private.

Can I hold my event outside of the Women’s Health Week dates?

This year’s Women’s Health Week will be held from 7-11 September. We understand that it is not always possible to hold your event during the actual week and you are welcome to have an event anytime. However, if you would like your event listed on the website, it needs to be held on or during 5-13 September.

Can I make changes to my event once it’s registered?

Absolutely. Just call us on 03 9453 8999 or email whw@jeanhailes.org.au and we can help you.

Why is Jean Hailes not offering bags and resources this year?

Like most organisations, we have also been affected by COVID-19, so unfortunately we have had to cancel this year’s giftbags and printed resources. If you would like to order printed Jean Hailes’ resources, you can do this from the website.  A postage charge will apply.

Digital resources

Do you have any free event promotional material I can download?

Yes. We can help you make your event really stand out with a wide range of event material on our website that you can download and use to promote your event.

How can I promote my event?

Word of mouth and social media is always good. You can also order free postcards and download posters from the website. If you would like to promote your event to the media, there is a media release template available as well.


Do I have to fundraise at my event?

As a not-for-profit organisation we would love you to fundraise for us at your event! If you do decide to fundraise or take donations at your Women’s Health Week event, as part of our Terms & Conditions we ask that the funds raised are passed on to Jean Hailes and not another organisation.  

How do I fundraise?

Once you have signed up as an event host, you will have the option to create a personalised fundraising page. Whether you are fundraising as an individual or an organisation, this will enable you to collect all your donations in the one place.  Also, your unique fundraising page URL can be shared with your networks, and your donors will instantly receive their tax-deductible receipt via email. Visit our Women’s Health Week fundraising page to learn more. 

What does the money raised go towards?

Every dollar raised will help us to help more women and girls around Australia get the health support they deserve. It will also help with our Jean Hailes clinics’ needs and support the ever-changing requirements of the medical sector during this time. As little as $25 can help us to send valuable health resources to women in rural and remote communities, which is now more important than ever.

Click here for more information.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  

For more tips, ideas and information on hosting a Women’s Health Week event, see our Guide to hosting your event.