Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Australia

Although it isn’t a national holiday, Lunar New Year is still a big celebration around Australia as major cities, besides Sydney and Melbourne, are ramping up the Lunar New Year festivities. Here is where you can find Lunar New Year celebrations in Australia’s major cities.



Location: Chinatown Mall, Duncan St, Fortitude Valley
Time: 18th February 2018; 12pm
More information here.
Brisbane’s headlining Lunar New Year celebrations will be once again held at the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley. Held on the 18th of February, the event will see lion dancers, fire shows, traditional music, cultural performances, roving street performers, and interactive workshops.

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Gold Coast

Location: Chinatown, Young St & Davenport St, Southport
Time: 17th February 2018; 4pm – 9pm
More information here.
If you are in the sunny Gold Coast for the Lunar New Year weekend, head down to Chinatown on 17th February between 4pm till 9pm to catch spectacular firework displays, cultural performances, and enjoy a wide variety of Asian street food.

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Location: Grafton St between Shields St and Spence St
Time: 24-25th February 2018; 4pm- 9pm
More information here.
The city of Cairns will be celebrating its relationship with its sister city, Zhanjiang, and its friendship city, Zhongshan in China, with dance, music, and cultural performances.

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Location: Buss Park and Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bourbong St
Time: 24th February 2018; 3pm – 9pm
More information here.
A wide variety of events have been planned for Bundaberg’s Lunar New Year celebrations. The event promises to be fun for the whole family with a chance to sample Chinese culture, cuisine, and crafts.

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Western Australia


Location: James St (between William St and Lake St), Northbridge
Time: 18th February 2018; 12pm – 9pm
More information here.
Perth would be holding their Lunar New Year celebrations on 18th February 2018, with several events and attractions lined up, including a parade, lion and dragon dancing, cultural performances and activities, and not forgetting plenty of food stalls.

South Australia


Location: Chinatown, Moonta St and Gouger St
Time: 17th February 2018; 10am – 10pm
More information here.
Adelaide’s Chinatown will once again play host to Lunar New Year festivities this year with cultural performances and traditional arts and crafts as well as street food to usher in the Lunar New Year.



Location: Parliament House Lawns, Salamanca Pl
Time: 18th February 2018; 10am – 4pm
More information here.
The picturesque Parliament House Lawns of Hobart will once again play host to Lunar New Year festivities. The event will see areas dedicated to festive foods, stage performances, cultural performances, and a Panda Zone for children’s activities.

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Location: Canberra National Multicultural Festival, Canberra City Centre
Time: 16th – 18th February 2018
More information here.
Held in conjunction with Canberra’s annual National Multicultural Festival, this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations will be part of the rich cultural heritage of Australia that will be present at the festival.

Note: All event dates and times are accurate at time of publishing.

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