2017 International Women's Day Hastings Heroines


The HBWN, in partnership with Leslie Williams MP, are honoured to welcome 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty to share her story and the incredible work of the Luke Batty Foundation at our annual International Women's Day Hastings Heroines event on 8 March 2017.

The theme for this year's event is Unity. Unity makes us stronger and we invite everyone to attend. Our Hastings Heroines Awards will celebrate women who provide strength and cohesion to support and connect the Hastings community. 

Please join us to be part of a fabulous fundraising breakfast as we honour local women who support the Hastings community.

Tickets include: inspiring guest speaker, hot breakfast, fruit, tea/coffee.

Inspiring Guest Speaker, Rosie Batty

Rosie Batty is a leader in the crusade against domestic violence and turned her personal tragedy into a fight to help others. Her relentless work in this area led to Rosie becoming the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia National Courage Medal recipient.

Rosie's name has become synonymous with the words courage and resilience. Only hours after her son's life was tragically taken, Rosie gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard.

Now a tireless campaigner, Rosie is the CEO of The Luke Batty Foundation and runs the Never Alone Campaign, asking all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence.

Her public speaking appearances are a remarkable story of resilience, courage, inspiration and making a difference. Rosie's incredible strength and selfless efforts are an inspiration to many people.


There will be some AMAZING prizes are up for grabs! All proceeds from the event will go toward the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service, which provides crisis accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence or in crisis.

If you would like to help with our fundraising efforts, please purchase a raffle ticket book or pledge a donation via the Event Registration below.

Hastings Heroines

The Hastings Heroines awards recognise the unsung heroines of our local region as part of International Women's Day celebrations. The theme for the 2017 Hastings Heroines Awards is Unity. The awards this year will celebrate women who provide strength and cohesion to support and connect the Hastings community.

Nominations are now open for the sixth Hastings Heroines awards with an exciting new category for 'Young Heroine of the Year'. Download your Hastings Heroines Nomination Form here. Nominations close Friday 10th February 2017.

Everyone welcome!

Tickets are limited, so please book early. 

Tickets, Raffle books, and Rosie Batty books 'A Mother's Story' are available NOW. Or pledge your donation for this worthy cause today.

Venue:Panthers Port Macquarie
Venue Address:1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie
Starting:6:45 AM
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Ending:9:00 AM

2017 International Women's Day Hastings Heroines