Presentation of the Golden Wattle Award 2023 – 11 February 2024 in Canberra

Vanessa Alexander received the 2023 award for her truly life changing advocacy and activism on behalf of refugees escaping from Taliban-run Afghanistan. Vanessa has been responsible for saving scores of Afghan women and men, whose lives were at risk following the Taliban’s takeover in August 2021. For more information about why Vanessa has received this award, 

When:  Sunday 11 February 2024 at 12 noon (AEST)

Location:   Australian National Botanic Gardens

Venue:  Friend’s Shelter, the Native Bee Hotel, Rock Garden Lawn,

Format:  Presentation of the Golden Wattle Award 2023 to Vanessa Alexander

Audience:  Wattle Day Association and the public

Attire:  Smart casual Don’t forget to ‘wattle up’ and wear your wattle-themed badges, lapel pins, scarves, ties, socks, jewellery, shirts or hats!

Access:  Access to the ANBG is off Clunies Ross Street, Acton.

Parking:  Carpark in the upper level of the Gardens.

Ubers/taxis:  Ubers and taxis can drop off and pick up in the bus stop area.

RSVP: by 5 pm Friday 9 February 2024