Lunar New Year 2022: Your ultimate guide for events in Australia

Lunar New Year 2022: Your ultimate guide for events in Australia
Lunar New Year 2022: Your ultimate guide for events in Australia
Despite the high vaccination coverage around the country, the highly transmissible nature of the Omicron Covid-19 variant is causing concerns for some, making people reluctant to participate in major public events. Some organisers of this year’s Lunar New Year community events have therefore opted to postpone, if not cancel, their annual celebration.
Other events are still on but it is suggested you check the event’s website for the latest updates and announcements before making any travel plans. 

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New South Wales

Hornsby: 

January 26 – February 9

Berkelouw Books Hornsby, Westfield Hornsby, 236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby 2077

Chatswood: Chatswood Year of the Tiger Festival

January 27 – February 20

Chatswood, NSW 2067

Chinese New Year Celebration Day
Saturday, February 5

9am to 6pm

The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067

Hurstville: Little Lunar

Friday, January 28

4pm to 10pm

Hurstville, NSW 2220

Bankstown: Bankstown Lunar New Year

Saturday, January 29

4pm to 9pm

Griffith Park, 4A Olympic Parade, Bankstown 2200

Chatswood: Lion Dances at The Mix

Saturday, January 29, and Sunday, January 30

12pm to 1pm

The Mix at Chatswood Place, 260 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067

Sydney: City of Sydney Lunar New Year Festival

January 29 to February 13

Sydney 2000

St Ives: Lunar New Year food market

Friday, February 4

5pm to 9pm

St Ives Village Green, Village Green Parade, St Ives 2075

Darling Harbour: 2022 Sydney Lunar Festival Dragon Boat Races

Saturday, February 5, and Sunday, February 6

8am to 4:30pm

Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney 2000

Eastwood: Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 12

5:30pm

Eastwood Oval, 1A Wingate Ave, Eastwood 2122

Campsie: Campsie Lunar Noodle Markets

Friday, February 18

5pm to 9pm

Anzac Mall, Beamish Street, Campsie 2194

Cabramatta: Lunar New Year 2022

Saturday, February 19, and Sunday, February 20

11am to 8pm

Cabramatta 2166

Ultimo: Powerhouse Late: Five Hundred Arhats and Lunar New Year

Wednesday, February 23

5pm to 9pm

Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo 2007

Victoria

Bendigo: Lunar New Year at The Great Stupa

January 29 – February 6

The Great Stupa, 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat 3556

Queen Victoria Market: Lunar New Year Lion Dance

Tuesday, February 1

11am

Queen Victoria Market, corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne 3000

Bendigo: Chinese New Year Community Celebration

Saturday, February 5

Dai Gum San precinct, 1-11 Bridge St, Bendigo 3550

Glen Waverley: Glen Waverley Chinese New Year Celebrations

Sunday, February 13

11am to 9pm

Glen Waverley Central Parking Area, 200 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley 3150

St Albans: St Albans Lunar New Year 2022

Sunday, February 13

10am

Alfrieda Street, St Albans, Vic 3021

Docklands: Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday, February 20

9am to 4pm

Victoria Harbour, Docklands 3008

Queensland

Darra: Hội chợ Tết 2022 Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Friday, January 28

6pm to 9pm

Vietnamese Community Centre, 2709 Ipswich Road, Darra 4076

Inala: Lunar New Year festival

Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Inala Library, Inala Civic Centre, Corsair Avenue, Inala, Qld 4077

Cairns: New Year’s Day Lion Blessings

Tuesday, February 1

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct, Cairns City 4870

Brisbane: BrisAsia Festival

February 1 – February 20

BrisAsia Festival Launch Party
Saturday, February 5

6pm to 8pm

Fortitude Music Hall, 312-318 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006

Fortitude Valley: Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 5

6pm to 9pm

Brunswick Street Mall, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006

Caboolture: Lunar New Year in the Moreton Bay Region

Saturday, February 5

4pm to 8pm

Caboolture Town Square, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture 4510

Gold Coast: Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 5

3pm to 9pm

Gold Coast Chinatown, Southport 4215

Cairns: Lantern Festival and Fireworks Finale

Saturday, February 12

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cairns Esplanade Western Event Lawn, Cairns City 4870

South Australia

Adelaide: Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 1

11:30am

401 King William Street, Adelaide 5000

Western Australia

Perth: Perth Chinese New Year Fair 2022

Sunday, February 6

12pm to 9pm

James Street Mall, Perth, WA 6000

Tasmania

Launceston

Saturday, February 5

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Invermay 7248

Australian Capital Territory

Dickson: Celebrate Lunar New Year in Dickson

January 27 – February 12

6pm to 8pm

Woolley St, Dickson 2602

Yarralumla: Lantern Festival

Saturday, February 12

5pm to 7pm

Canberra Nara Peace Park, Yarralumla 2600

Northern Territory

Darwin: Darwin Chinese New Year Festival 2022

Saturday, February 26

10am to 9pm

Territory Netball Stadium, 235 Abala Rd, Marrara 0812

Source: sbs.com.au

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