When is Women’s Health Week?

Women’s Health Week 2022 will be held from 5-11 September.

Who runs Women’s Health Week?

The Women’s Health Week campaign is owned and run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing women in Australia with health information, knowledge and clinical care across every life stage.

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 to only send you enough to keep you in the loop in the lead-up to the week. Then, on each of the five weekdays of Women’s Health Week, you’ll receive a daily email with free health information including podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical articles on a range of women’s health topics.


When do registrations open?

Event registrations open 4 May 2022. 

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. It’s super easy to host a fabulous event, whether it’s online or in person. By registering your event, you’ll receive a free event listing on our website and early access to our daily health content and resources to help you run your event. You can also order our special edition campaign bags for your attendees. 

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

Women’s Health Week events can be face-to-face or online, social or educational. 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. The past two years has shown us the advantage of hosting an online event to reach a larger audience, and there are many free platforms that are easy to use.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out our ‘How to Host guide’ for some inspiration. You can also download our free Women’s Health Week resources for your event.

Tip: Choose something you would love to do yourself.

How do I register an event?

Visit the event registration page and fill out the required information. It’s helpful to have as much information on hand as possible when you register your event details. 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. 

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.

How do I order WHW bags?

Once you have registered your event, you’ll receive a link via email to our online shop where you can place an order for the bags using the code provided.

While we’re happy to offer the bags free of charge, unfortunately we cannot cover the cost of postage and handling. Bag quantities and costs are listed below, calculated on weight, postage, packaging and handling (GST not included).

10 bags – $15.00
20 bags – $22.00
50 bags – $35.00
70 bags - $45.00
100 bags – $60.00

Please note bags will be distributed from early August and are available only while stocks last. Orders will close on 31 July 2022.

Orders will be dispatched as “Authority to Leave”, so please ensure you provide best delivery address.

What if I want to order a different quantity of bags?

To keep delivery costs as low as possible, our bags are coming pre-packed in satchels. You are free to order multiple packs to suit your needs. For example, if you need 30 bags simply order 20 + 10 or 140 bags 100 + 20 + 20. Postage will be calculated based on the selected pack sizes.  

For large orders, these will be by carton of 200 only. Please contact us on 03 9453 8999 to discuss your event in more detail.  

Bags and postage are free for organisations working in refugee, migrant and Indigenous public health. Please contact us by emailing [email protected] to obtain a promo code to use at check out or call on (03) 9453 8999 if you need assistance.

How will my bags be delivered?

Bags will be despatched from August with ‘authority to leave’, so if you’re not home, please ensure you have a safe place available for them to be left. If using a PO box, your order will be sent via Australia Post and can take up to 8-10 days to deliver.

Tip: if there is no one at home during the day, consider having your delivery send to your workplace.

Is there anything in the bags?

Unfortunately, we can’t include resources with the bags. Instead, we encourage you to give the ‘gift of good health’ to your attendees by tailoring the bag’s contents to your event theme and age group of attendees using our downloadable resources. You’re also welcome to order separately our printed Jean Hailes health resources. Visit Jean Hailes to learn more about what resources are available.  Please note that postage charges do apply.

When will my bags arrive?

Our warehouse will start mailing out orders from the start of August. 

What happens if I cancel my event after ordering bags?

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any refunds or cancellations once an order has been placed and paid for. If you need to cancel your event and don’t wish to use the bags, please consider donating them to your local healthcare clinic or community centre for them to hand out during the week.

What if I need to change my shipping address?

If you need to change your shipping address after you have placed an order for the bags please contact us on [email protected] or 03 9453 8999. We can update shipping address and postal details only until Friday 30th July. Once orders have been processed for delivery, we are unable to make further changes.

I live in a rural community. Can I still order and receive bags?

Bags can be delivered Australia-wide, just bear in mind that they may take a little longer to arrive.

Tip: Please allow at least two weeks for delivery and register your event as early as possible so we can prioritise your order.

I’ve missed out on the bags! Should I still have an event?

Supporting women is important and can still be done without the bags. Due to the ever-growing number of events and limited stock, there is a chance we may run out before you register your event. But don’t worry – we have a range of excellent Jean Hailes resources available to download free from the website that you can print and use at jeanhailes.org.au/resources

Will COVID-19 have an impact on Women’s Health Week this year?

Like everyone, we are hoping that 2022 will be a much better year for us all. However, the past two years certainly showed us that things can change, so if you are planning to host a face-to-face event, check with your state/territory government’s website for the most up-to-date COVIDSafe guidelines relating to your planned activity. Please also ensure you have an updated COVIDSafe plan if required.

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

Jump on the Women's Health Week website Events page and enter your address, that way you can see what is nearby. New events are added all the time so if you don’t find something the first time, check back later. All events displayed on our website are public and will include all the details. But don’t forget, you can also search for online events all over the country, which you can join wherever you are in Australia.

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

The Women’s Health Week logo and umbrella statement –Women’s health. Powerful stuff.™  – are trademarked and can not be used unless you are an official partner. 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. All this material will be included in a host kit, available from early June.

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, giving more people the chance to attend. 

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 has been extended by two days and will be held Monday 5 - Sunday 11 September. We understand that it’s 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 3-11 September.

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

Email [email protected] with your event changes or call us on 03 9453 8989.

Digital resources

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

We will have a ‘Host Kit’, including all the material you will need to help promote your event, ready for event hosts by early June.

How can I promote my event?

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