Lunar New Year – Where to Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Australia

Lunar New Year

It’s an exciting time for our students to be in Australia to celebrate Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) with several weeks of upcoming celebrations and festivities starting from early February across the entire country.

No matter where you are, enjoy the traditional festivities and performances, delicious food, breathtaking firecrackers and watch as the streets light up and come alive in lively hues of red and gold.

Find the nearest celebrations near your campus:


Head over to Chinatown on Saturday 9th February for a street party like no other and immerse yourself in the traditional and cultural experiences on offer. Find out more.


Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley will come alive 9–10th February to welcome Lunar New Year celebrations. Find out more.


Head over to Buss Park and Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Saturday 16th February for a dazzling celebration to bring in the new year. Find out more.


There’s plenty to do and see in Cairns across various locations. Enjoy street festivals, interactive art and cultural displays, food stalls, fireworks and so much more. Find out more.


Watch as one of the most multicultural cities comes alive. Don’t miss out on visiting Chinatown and watch as the city streets light up from Queensbridge Square to Southgate, South Wharf and Docklands to Queen Victoria Market. Find out more.


There are lots of exciting events for Lunar New Year happening around Perth starting from Tuesday 5th February from lion dancing, blessings, art installations and food stalls. Find out more.


The Rockhampton Chinese Association will celebrate formally from 16 February. Find out more.


Be prepared to be dazzled as the heart of Sydney and surrounding inner suburbs from Parramatta to Eastwood come to life throughout Lunar New Year. Find out more.


Enjoy a taste of Lunar New Year in Townsville with traditional Chinese lion dancing, live demonstrations and delicious food. Find out more.

No matter where in Australia you are we hope you will enjoy the many festivities and celebrations across the country to bring in the Lunar New Year!

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