When is Women’s Health Week?

Women’s Health Week 2021 will be held from 6-10 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 days 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 are now open - click here.

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 plan your event. You can also order our special edition gift bags for your attendees (while stocks last).

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

Of course! Women’s Health Week events come in all shapes and sizes and we love them all. They 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. Last year showed us the advantage of hosting an online event to reach a larger audience, and there are many free platforms 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, sporting club, workplace or community.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out our Event guide for tips. You can also download our free ‘Let’s talk’ cards, ‘Women’s health activity pack’ or our ‘My body. My health.’ educational toolkit, which is available in multiple languages.

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

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.

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 gift bags?

Once you have registered your event, you’ll receive a link via email. This will take you 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 – $20.00
20 bags – $25.00
30 bags – $30.00
50 bags – $45.00
70 bags – $60.00
100 bags – $75.00

Please note that bags are available only while stocks last, and orders will close on 31 July 2021.

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 the above quantities and cannot be altered. If you need more than 100 gift bags, please contact us on 03 9453 8999 to discuss your event in more detail.

How will my bags be delivered?

Bags will be despatched 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 gift bags?

Due to the cost of shipping, our gift bags won’t be delivered pre-filled with resources. Instead, we encourage you to tailor the bags’ contents to your event theme using our online resources. You’re also welcome to order our Jean Hailes health resources. Visit jeanhailes.org.au to learn more about what resources are available.

When will my bags arrive?

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

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 gift bags please contact us on [email protected] or 03 9453 8999. We can update shipping address and postal details only until Friday 11 June. Once orders have been processed for delivery, we are unable to make further changes.

What happens if I cancel my event after ordering gift 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.

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

Yes you can! Just bear in mind that the bags may take a little longer to arrive. We love to support women in rural, regional and remote communities and we can deliver all around Australia.

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 gift bags! Should I still have an event?

Yes please! Supporting women is important and can still be done without the gift 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 2021 will be a much better year for us all. However, last year certainly showed us that things can change very quickly, 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 events page and scroll through our list of events until you find one that is of interest and close by. 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.

Does Jean Hailes host events?

Jean Hailes will host the 5th annual Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala live in Melbourne on Thursday 2 September. Make sure you’re signed up to get updates and priority access to tickets.

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.

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 will be held from 6-10 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 4-12 September.

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

Absolutely. Just call us on 03 9453 8999 or email [email protected] and we can help you.

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, print 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 our 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. See our Event guide for everything you need.

Tip: Our gorgeous new gift bags make a great fundraiser. You could fill them with health information and goodies or simply sell them as they are.

What does the money raised go towards?

Every dollar raised this year will help us to support more women and girls around Australia living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As little as $300 can help us change the lives of the one in 10 women of child-bearing age living with this chronic condition.

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.