Lunar New Year

Georges River Council will welcome the Year of the Rat with our Lunar New Year Festival held on Saturday 18 January 2020.

This spectacular celebration reaches up to 50,000 residents and visitors along Forest Road, Hurstville. The Festival showcases the very best of our city and its success is a testament to the support of local community members and local businesses.

Georges River Council’s Lunar New Year Festival is a wonderful celebration of our community, and local residents and businesses are encouraged to get involved and participate in the magnificent array of festivities.


Stallholder Applications 

Stallholder applications for Lunar New Year Festival 2020 are now open. Download application here and submit to

Georges River Council will assess stallholders on the following criteria: 

1. provided products or services that enhance the overall experience of the festival,
2. provide products or services that are sourced or based within the Local Government Area,
3. provide products or services that showcase the Local Government Area,
4. provide products or services that are not duplicated by the permanent shops on the festival site,
5. have products or services with high level presentation and professionalism to enhance the visual amenity of the festival,
6. have original, creative and innovative products and services,
7. have products or services that are appropriate to the theme and intent of the festival, including accessible price points for the local community,
8. meet a set ratio of services, products and food vendors,
9. are major sponsors of the festival

Please note: Organisations applying for stalls which do not relate to the theme of the event will be redirected to seek a sponsorship opportunity instead. Stallholders who will only be providing promotional material (e.g. pamphlets, posters, balloons etc.) will not be eligible for a stall unless they also provide a festival enhancing feature.

Entertainment Expression of Interest

Council is currently seeking Entertainment Expression of Interest. If you would like to perform at this event, submit your Expression of Interest here. The Entertainment Expression of interest will close on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Event Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring Lunar New Year Festival 2020, please contact the Events department

Principal Sponsor

Chemist Warehouse

Media Partner

New Impressions Media
TVB Media
Vision China Times

Sponsorship Prospectus


Take a look at our video footage of the 2019 Lunar New Year Celebrations.


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