Chinatown in Sydney has been around since the 1920s and is a bustling area for shopping, entertainment, and food.

Chinatown in Sydney is one of the biggest and best ones in Australia! There is always good food and an event happening which always keeps the area busy.

It’s simple getting to Chinatown on the light rail or a short walk from Town Hall or Central Station. Within no time you’ll be in the heart of Chinatown where you can start exploring the streets.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year celebrates the new year for the traditional Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese calendars. The Lunar New Year date falls between January to February every year and is a major celebration event.

Around this time the lanes of Haymarket is a key event for the Sydney Lunar Streets. There is live entertainment, performers, market stalls, amazing food, music and so much more. Later in the evening, there are performances from the Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Taiwanese community groups. Make sure you grab some food and head down to watch these live performances from the groups!


If you are after an authentic Asian meal, Chinatown is where you will want to go! Every Friday evening there is the Chinatown Night Markets down Dixon Street for all your Asian street food options.

It can be overwhelming with all the great options of restaurants to go to. Some suggestions include the @Bangkok, The Eight, and Mamak Haymarket have delicious meals to select from.

Capitol Theatre

The iconic Capitol Theatre hosts musicals, concerts, theatre, ballet, and other performances. Check out online what event is taking place at the theatre and head down early before it starts to enjoy a drink in one of the onsite bars!

Chinatown Sydney Map