WOW Australia



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WOW Australia acknowledges our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, including those traditional owners of the land on which our event will be taking place, the Jagera and Turrbul peoples of Meanjin known as Brisbane.

 In welcoming women and girls from First Nations across Australia and the world WOW Australia 2020 aims to extend understanding of the unique place and contributions of First Nation women and girls to contemporary life, and to create a celebration which honours differences and builds connections through shared experiences.

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WOW Australia
2-5 April 2020

Brisbane Powerhouse


“Brisbane has never had an event for women and girls as diverse, as upbeat, and as challenging as this Festival is.”
Quentin Bryce, Patron, WOW Australia.

Thanks to the support of the Queensland government, we are pleased to announce that WOW Australia will be presented in Brisbane from 2020 – 2022 in partnership with the WOW Foundation. The dates for WOW Australia 2020 will be April 3-5. Once again, the festival will be held at the Brisbane Powerhouse, with the closing night concert at QPAC.

 “I want Queensland to be the home of this fun and energetic celebration of women and girls, which has been held in major cities across the globe including London, Istanbul, Beijing and Baltimore. This will be a national and international celebration reaching out to all communities across Australia and to women and girls in the Asia Pacific Region.” Queensland Premier The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

 Highlights of the program for 2020 will be announced in November 2019 with the full program available at the end of February next year. This will built on the success of events at WOW 2018 and the outcomes of our ‘Think In’ sessions with diverse groups of women in Queensland and with our partners in other states and territories.

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The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support WOW Australia 2020, which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.