Chinese New Year Events in Perth


Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a festival celebrating the start of the new year. This begins on the second new moon after the summer solstice in Australia and ends on the full moon fifteen days later. It is a time to see family and friends, and to enjoy special meals, fireworks and gift giving. Buggybuddys has your guide to family-friendly Chinese New Year events around Perth for 2020, the Year of the Rat.


Check back regularly as we will be adding more Lunar New Year events as they become available.

Lunar & Chinese New Year at Crown Perth

Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood


Whether you call it Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, say Chúc Mừng Năm Mới, or simply Happy New Year, Crown Perth is hosting an abundance of Lunar New Year festivities to celebrate and welcome the Year of the Rat.

Join us for free live performances including lion dancing, beautiful picture-perfect moments around the complex, to decadent dining for your reunion dinner with family and friends. Plus, don’t miss the free events in the Tea Lounge right in the heart of the Crown Metropol lobby.

Crown wishes you a prosperous and auspicious Lunar New Year.

What’s On for the Year of The Rat?

From January 24, gather your family and friends to welcome the Year of the Rat at Crown.

Explore the wonder of Lunar at Crown featuring free live entertainment, traditional dances, bountiful dining options, plus more.

Plus, visit Crown’s very own Tea Lounge situated in the heart of the Metropol Lobby.

Find out more about chinese new year traditions here and more about the chinese zodiac signs here.

Discover Entertainment & Events at Crown Perth

Celebrate Lunar New Year with family and friends this year at Crown.

Explore Crown this Lunar New Year for the perfect photo opportunity seating in the Tea Lounge, plus enjoy live entertainment and events including Lion Dances, Calligraphy Sessions, GuZheng Performances and other Traditional Dances in Metropol Lobby.

Crown wishes you a prosperous and auspicious Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year Dining

Treat the family and friends to a Lunar New Year banquet at Silks or a delicious family feast at Atrium Buffet or Epicurean.

Crown is the best place for your next reunion dinner or family gathering.

Explore Lunar New Year dining options at Crown.


Chinese New Year Festivities – Hawaiian’s Melville

Saturday, 25 January, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Hawaiian’s Melville, 380 Canning Highway, Bicton


Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat, at Hawaiian’s Melville.

🐉 Lion Dance Performance | Saturday 25 January 1:30pm

The Yaolin Kung Fu Association 白眉吳舘友聯龍獅團 will be performing the traditional ceremonial lion dance in order to bless the centre and commemorate the Year of the Rat.

🥠Free Fortune cookies | Tuesday 21 January- Saturday 25 February

Come and grab a fortune cookie from guest services desk and learn your fate for the coming lunar new year.

Lunar New Year – Town of Claremont

Thursday, 30 January, 5pm to 8pm
Avion Way, Claremont


We’ve partnered with the Chung Wah Association to welcome in the Luna New Year – bringing Avion Way alive with lion dances, Chinese face-painting, the God of Fortune, a traditional dance performance and a Chinese calligrapher.

Chung Wah Association Chinese New Year Ball

Saturday, 1 February, 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth


Celebrate The Lunar New Year with “Lion Dance”, live band performances and much more.

Lunar New Year Performance

Saturday, 1 February, 12pm to 1pm
Lakeside Joondalup, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup


Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Follow the Luminous Dragon and Lion Dance performance trail and join us in celebrating the Year of the Rat!

In Chinese culture, the Lion is a creature associated with prosperity and good fortune. Many businesses will hang a head of lettuce with a red donation envelope inside which the Lion eats, discarding the leaves of lettuce to denote new beginnings, luck and fortune.

Watch the majestic Dragon and Lion beautifully perform to the music of beating drums, clashing symbols and resounding gongs throughout the Centre, commencing in the North Mall on the Ground Level (outside of Dymocks).

Lunar New Year Celebrations!

Saturday, 1 February, 11am to 5pm
Coventry Village, 243-253 Walter Road West, Morley


Celebrate the Year of the Rat with our FREE Family Friendly event on the Saturday the 1st of February from 11AM!

Calligraphy 12.30PM – 2:30PM
Face Painting 11AM – 3PM

Chinese Orchestra 2:30PM
Chinese Cultural Dance 3PM
Lion Dancing 3:30PM
Aerial Pole 3:50PM
Battle Drums 4PM

FREE Fortune Cookies & Red Packets
While Stocks Last

Chinese New Year 2020 – The Marina Mindarie

Saturday, 1 February, 11am to 4pm
The Marina Mindarie, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie


Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 at The Marina Mindarie. 2020 is the Year of the Rat and we are proud to announce that this year the celebrations will include Dragon Boat Racing at The Marina from 11am.

There will also be will be lion dancing by Kong Hing Koon Perth 珀斯江興國術體育會分館 and a special Kung Fu performance, finishing with a firecracker show on the Marina Boardwalk. There will also have Chinese Food Specials at the Indian Ocean Brewing Co.., The Boat and Cabana Pool Bar & BBQ

11am- 3pm Dragon Boat races

3pm- Lion Dancers, Kung Fu demo, crackers all from Kong Hing Koon

4pm Dragon Boat Team presentations

Please note that there will be firecrackers at this event.

2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations – Waterford Plaza

Saturday, 1 February, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Waterford Plaza, corner Manning Road & Kent Street, Karawara


2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations
3:30pm to 6:30pm – Saturday 1 February
Join us at #WaterfordPlaza to celebrate the New Lunar Year!

Lion Dance

Kids Craft Workshop
Chinese Fan Decorating
3:30pm to 6:30pm

Lunar New Year – Livingston Marketplace

Saturday, 1 February, 1.15pm to 3.45pm
Livingston Marketplace, corner Ranford Road & Nicholson Road, Canning Vale


Celebrate Lunar New Year – the Year Of The Rat at Livingston Marketplace.

An amazing Lion Dancing performance from the Yaolin Kung Fu Association will be held in the food court for everyone to enjoy.

Plus witness the Lions roam through the mall, providing blessings to customers and retailers.

2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations – Kingsway City

Saturday, 1 February, 10.30am to 2pm
Kingsway City, corner Wanneroo Road & Hepburn Avenue, Madeley


2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations
10:30am to 2:00pm – Saturday 1 February
Join us at #KingswayCity to celebrate the New Lunar Year!

Lion Dance

Animal Farm
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids Craft Workshop
Chinese Fan Decorating
& Lion Masks
11:00am to 2:00pm

This event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance – Southlands Boulevarde

Saturday, 1 February, 10am to 11am
Southlands Boulevarde, 45 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton


Traditional Lion Dance Performance Trail
Celebrate the Year of the Rat, with our display of red lanterns, festoon lighting and a good luck tree display for your selfie!

Join us for a Traditional Lion Dance performance by Chung Wah.

Location – Throughout Centre starting outside Woolworths.

Perth Chinese New Year Fair 2020

Sunday, 2 February, 12pm to 9pm
James Street & Lake Street, Northbridge


Save the date ! The 2020 Perth Chinese New Year Fair comes to Northbridge on Sunday 2 February, noon to 9pm. This multicultural extravaganza includes a parade, stalls, cultural activities, lion and dragon dancing, multicultural concert, games and rides. Cultural performances will dazzle throughout the day on James and Lake Streets and for the first time, in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Chinese New Year at Gloucester Park

Friday, 7 February, 4.30pm to 11pm
Gloucester Park, Nelson Crescent, East Perth


Celebrate the magic of a Chinese New Year at Gloucester Park!

Join us as Gloucester Park transforms into Perth’s coolest China-town for one night of Lunar New Year celebrations.

Sit back on the lawn with the family and enjoy music from a Chinese orchestra, traditional dancing and Tai Chi demonstrations. There is lots for the kids to see and do with a free bouncy castle and animal farm providing plenty of entertainment and don’t forget after the last race we have Gloucester Park’s famous fireworks lighting up the night sky!

Head down to the “Old Bookies” for our China Town markets or book into the Beau Rivage Restaurant and feast on a delightful Chinese inspired menu. Contact 9323 3530 or to make a reservation.

DON’T MISS OUT – this is one of the biggest nights at Gloucester Park!

Invite your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you here, on February 7!

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Saturday, 8 February, from 7.30pm
The Riverton Bar & Grill, corner High Road & Willeri Drive, Riverton


Gong Xi Fa Cai, Chinese New Year 2020 at RBG will be celebrated with Yao Lin Dragon Dance performance. Book your table early to avoid disappointment.



About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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  1. Krys 4 months ago

    Thank you for this, such an extensive and informative list! 🙂

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      Holly Clark 4 months ago

      Thank you! We aim to include as many relevant events as we can 🙂

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