Gold Coast Chinatown
Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. Chinatown continues to evolve, offering authentic Asian experiences through an exciting mix of restaurants, cultural festivals and celebration.
Gold Coast Chinatown is one of the world's first modern Chinatowns, uniquely located in the heart of Southport. Chinatown is the place on the Gold Coast to celebrate diversity through culture, design, people and food.
Chinatown Street Markets - First Saturday of the month
On the first Saturday of every month Chinatown transforms into a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene as one big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport.
Taste your way through Asia without leaving the Gold Coast – an event not to be missed!
Entertainment for 3 October Chinatown Street Markets
|4.20pm - 4.40pm||FitLife Martial Arts||Lion dancing||Roving|
|4.40pm - 5.30pm||FitLife Martial Arts||Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong - will involve aspects of crowd participation for both kids and adults||Main entertainment area|
|5.30pm - 5.50pm||FitLife Martial Arts||Lion dancing||Roving|
|5.50pm - 6.50pm||Gold Coast String Quartet||Traditional Chinese and covers of popular modern music/ neo classical instruments||Main entertainment area|
|7.00pm - 7.15pm||Indonesian Mask dancing||Indonesian mask dancing||Main entertainment area and roving|
|7.30pm - 8.30pm||Salt & Steel||Upbeat sea shanties and folk rock female trio||Main entertainment area|
|8.45pm - 9.30pm||Lanzbeatz||DJ catering to diverse audience with a collection of Asian-inspired “chill beats”||Main entertainment area|
*Busking throughout the night on Davenport, Scarborough, Nerang and Young Streets: Brooke Peta - folk country originals, Jan Soh - acoustic guitar / traditional Singaporean, Chinese and modern folk/pop, Jasmine Richardson - indie fold electric guitar and vocals, Any Perjoux - Asian/Latin/tribal percussion, Greg Charles - acoustic singer-songwriter, blues.
Date: First Saturday of every month.
Time: 4pm - 9.30pm
Location: Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, Southport.
Light rail: Ride the G and disembark at the Southport Station, Nerang Street.
Bus: Contact Translink for bus transport options from different areas of the city.
Taxi: Contact Gold Coast Cabs.
Cycling: Ride your bike and park in one of the many bike rack around the precinct.
Parking: Free parking in City of Gold Coast car parks from 5pm. Visit our City parking map for details.
Local traders will extend their hours during market times. Applications for 'Asian-inspired' food and merchandise stallholders are currently open. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste your way through Asia with a selection of cuisine from Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea and more.
Experience Asian culture with live music and entertainment.
City of Gold Coast currently has nine Sister Cities Agreements.
The City, through the Mayor's Office, is working closely with our sister cities and partnership cities to inspire the cultural embellishments of Gold Coast Chinatown. A number of Chinese delegations have visited the City to assist with cultural design ideas for the gateways, street furniture, decorative lighting and public art.
The City has been working with Jining City, which donated a carved statue of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Mayor officially accepted the statue on his recent visit to Jining City, which is the birth place of Confucius.
City of Gold Coast is working closely with other cities to design and donate the Paifang and other public art for the precinct.
The Gold Coast Chinatown Precinct Plan includes the streetscape design, retail and events strategies plus investment attraction activities and management.
For more information contact the Gold Coast CBD Team:
Phone: 1300 CBD TEAM (1300 223 832)
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- Gold Coast attractions
- Gold Coast CBD
- Sister City Programs and International Partnerships