Lismore Women’s Festival

We’re proud to announce that the fifth annual Lismore Women’s Festival (LWF) will be held from Friday 5 March to Monday 8 March 2021 (International Women’s Day).

YWCA Australia Northern NSW is proud to present the Lismore Women’s Festival, an inclusive event celebrating International Women’s Day.  

The International Women’s Day themes are “Choose the Challenge” and “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. May we all consider these as we respectfully listen and learn together.  

We are living in a COVID-19 world, with measures to keep everyone safe. Please note you will need to register your contact details, through the Service NSW App at the venue, or we can enter them for you, and have your temperature taken, before entering the venue. Please allow some time before the event start time to do this. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, stay 1.5m apart from others outside your group and follow instructions at the venue. 

All are welcome, please RSVP to our Facebook event to receive regular program updates.

Download the event schedule.

Download the event schedule (mobile friendly)

 Essential event information


To avoid crowding or disappointment, please book, even if the event is free.  


Most events are open to everyone, but please respect that some sessions have limitations on who is invited to attend.  


Buy a ticket for someone else! Some may not be able to afford to pay for tickets, but through your generosity we can offer them free participation. If you can, then please donate through the online Humanitix booking link listed above. Thanks!  

The Zoom links for individual days are as stated below. Closed Captioning will be included for Zoom sessions.  

Fri 5 March  / Sat 6 March  / Women in Local Government  / Sun 7 March / Mon 8 March  


All rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Accessible toilets are on both levels.  

If you would like to attend a session and need Auslan interpretation, please contact the Festival Coordinator. Interpretation is dependent on availability. Zoom sessions will include closed captioning.  


Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street, Lismore NSW  

Corner of Molesworth St and Ballina Rd 

THANK YOU to all presenters, volunteers, supporters and staff for your vision, care and effort. Enjoy the festival!  

Proudly supported by Lendlease and NORPA. 


Emma Newman, Festival Coordinator  

YWCA Australia  

M 0490 437 376  


Call for Volunteers

Volunteers at the LWF have a great time getting involved with a range of different planning and on-the-day activities – this is your chance to meet the best friends you haven’t made yet!

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Emma, the Festival Coordinator on