WOW Australia


“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 welcomed to the Brisbane Powerhouse, with events held at other key sites across Brisbane.

In preparation for our 2020 event we are conducting Think In sessions with diverse groups of women in Queensland and with our partners in other states and territories, to develop the program for 2020 and beyond.  



Excerpt from WOW (Women of the World) Festival to return to Queensland, Joint Statement from Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, The Honourable Di Farmer.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

“Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is supporting the return of the hugely successful WOW (Women of the World) Festival to Queensland for three years from 2020.

The announcement coincided with Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day celebrations. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said supporting the WOW Festival’s return to Queensland helps position the State as a leader of gender equality in the Southern Hemisphere.

“More than 5,000 people attended WOW at the Brisbane Powerhouse and QPAC over three days when it was held as part of Festival 2018 for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“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.”

Read the full release here.


WOW Australia
3-5 April 2020
Brisbane Powerhouse

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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.