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Honouring Women United by Defence Service 2019

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The Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra

Parliament Drive

Canberra, ACT 2600

Australia

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Early bird tickets: $130 (on sale until 30 June)

Regular tickets: $150 (on sale 1 - 31 July)

Please note, there is a limit of two tickets per person at this stage. If you require more tickets, please email us and we will accommodate you if possible.

Following the success of our inaugural Last Post Ceremony and National Dinner in 2018, this year's HWUDS event brings together ten major organisations in the veteran space to acknowledge and honour all women and their families united by defence service.

2019 celebrates the Year of Peace, following the centenary of WWI ending last year. In celebrating peace, we need to honour those who have made sacrifices for that peace; and for those who continue to make those sacrifices on a daily basis. Join us in honouring the service and sacrifices of women united by defence service.

The goal of the Honouring Women United by Defence Service event is to bring together political leaders, community leaders, defence leaders, business leaders, and leaders in the veteran space to explore the power of women; and how, if we all work together, we can create better understanding of the needs of women in uniform, and women on the home front. The events will focus on the broad scope of service, sacrifices and contributions of women from the following core segments of the population:

  • Women who are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force
  • Women who are ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force
  • Widows of Australian Defence Force member
  • Women and their families whose lives have been affected as a result of service. This includes mothers, spouses, sisters and children who have suffered as a result of a family member’s service

Last Post Ceremony at Australian War Memorial (AWM), 4-5.30pm

Women from every major women’s organisation who have been affected by service and their guests will be invited to observe. This ceremony will be dedicated to the service and sacrifice of women veterans over the last 100 years who have given their lives as the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The new Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and Mrs Hurley have confirmed their attendance.

National Dinner, Parliament House Canberra, 7.30–10.30 PM

Last year’s National Dinner drew over 450 attendees, including political, community, business and defence leaders, as well as leaders of the major organisations that support veterans and veterans’ families, and women who are connected to defence by their own service or the service of a loved one.

The National Dinner will be held in The Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra. The evening will tell a story about the Past, Present and Future. Last year’s guest speaker, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Director of the Australian War Memorial, has confirmed that he will speak again this year. The dinner will include food, drink and entertainment.


FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the War Widows' Guild of Australia NSW on 02 9267 6577 or guild@warwidowsnsw.com.au

What is included in the dinner ticket?
The dinner ticket includes a meal, drinks and entertainment. The bar will be open for drink sales at the conclusion of the drinks service.

What is the dress code?

Dress code for the Australian War Memorial:
Lounge suit/day wear, decorations/medals
ARMY: Dress Order No 1B Ceremonial Service Dress
NAVY: W2 Winter Ceremonial Uniform
RAAF: Ceremonial Dress 1

Dress code for the dinner at Parliament House:
Lounge suit/cocktail.
ARMY: Dress Order No 1C General Duty Service Dress
NAVY: W3 Winter Ceremonial Uniform
RAAF: Service Dress 1

Is parking available?
Yes, underground parking is available at Parliament House. The first two hours are free followed by a fixed fee of $7. Accessible parking is located close to the public lifts. There are also additional car parks located within walking distance of Parliament House.

Security screening for Parliament House
Security screening ensures a safe environment for both visitors and parliamentary staff. The time that this takes varies with the number of people waiting to come in, but please allow at least 20 minutes when planning your visit. If you require any assistance with the security screening process, please ask a Parliament House Security officer. If you have any specific accessibility needs or concerns with security screening, please email or call Parliament House on 02 6277 5399 ahead of time so we can best accommodate your visit.

Conditions of Entry to Parliament House

  • Visitors must go through security screening and inspection of personal possessions.
  • Prohibited or offensive implements, drugs, or other substances are not permitted and must be surrendered to the Parliamentary Security Service Officer.
  • Visitors must comply with any reasonable directions given by a Parliamentary Security Service Officer or member of the Australian Federal Police.
  • Persons evicted from Parliament House for disrupting proceedings will be banned from re-entry for at least three months. Entering Parliament House within that time may lead to prosecution.
  • Facial identification may be required upon request by a Parliamentary Security Service Officer or member of the Australian Federal Police before entry.
  • Demonstrations or protests are not permitted within the parliamentary precinct. The Australian Parliament has a Demonstration Policy with which all visitors must comply.
  • Visitors to private areas must be accompanied and must present appropriate photo identification.

What's the refund policy?
Refunds are not available for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket with you to the dinner.

Can I update my registration information?
Please email the War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW at guild@warwidowsnsw.com.au or phone 02 9267 6577 to update your registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferrable if you are unable to attend. Please email the War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW at guild@warwidowsnsw.com.au or phone 02 9267 6577.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Tickets are transferrable if you are unable to attend. Please email the War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW at guild@warwidowsnsw.com.au or phone 02 9267 6577 to update your registration information.

Date and Time

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The Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra

Parliament Drive

Canberra, ACT 2600

Australia

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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