What is the Lunar New Year Street Party?

    Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party has been held since 2003. The most significant festival on the Chinese lunar calendar, Lunar New Year is a time when tradition is honoured and practiced. In Adelaide, this important cultural event is recognised annually with celebrations showcasing time honoured rituals, music, art and food.

    Stalls and entertainment will be set up across Gouger Street and Moonta Street. The event runs from 12pm until 9:30pm. In order to facilitate this event activity, it is proposed that the following roads are closed to vehicular traffic between 1am Saturday 28 January to 3:30am Sunday 29 January 2023:

    Would fixed businesses remain accessible during the Road closure event?

    Yes, while the road will be closed to vehicular traffic, pedestrians will still be able to access the businesses on the streets and the event organisers will ensure the footpaths are kept clear to provide clear access to existing businesses. In addition to this, signs will be installed at the entry to the street advising people that businesses in the street will be operating as normal. 

    Will commercial vehicles be able to service businesses in within the Road Closures?

    During the road closures no vehicles will be able to access the closed portions of road.  

    Who can I contact during the event if I have any concerns regarding the Street Party?

    If the event is approved, all residents and businesses residing in the surrounding area would be notified of the upcoming event via a letterbox drop organised by the event organiser closer to the event date.

    Events are required to provide an event telephone number, should a member of the public wish to lodge any feedback or concerns during the event itself.

    Any member of the public can use the event number to provide their feedback to the event organiser. It is the responsibility of the event organiser to consider all feedback provided and take any necessary actions to remedy the issue. 

    Alternatively, members of the public contact the City of Adelaide on 8203 7203 to lodge any feedback or concerns.