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.

​Lunar New Year Festival Entertainment Program

Lunar New Year Performance

Festival Map
Updated festival map

Stallholder Applications 

Stallholder applications are now closed.

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 sought Entertainment Expression of Interest for entertainers wishing to perform at the event. Applications have now closed. For more information view the Expression of Interest form. 

Event Sponsors

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

Principal Sponsor

Chemist warehouse_red house logo
Chemist Warehouse

Major Sponsor

HSBC logo

Event Sponsor

Bupa Logo
Club Central Logo
Club Central
Club Rivers Logo
Club Rivers
Commonwealth Bak Logo
Commonwealth Bank
Yours Telecom Logo
Yours Telecom 

Media Partner

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Australian New Express Daily
Chinese New Media Group Logo
Chinese News Media

Epoch Times Logo
Epoch Times

TVBA logo
TV Media Australia

the Vision China Times logo
Vision China Times

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


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