Chinatown Street Markets

First Saturday of the month from 4pm - 9.30pm.

Gold Coast Chinatown

Chinese Lanterns

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.

Review our Chinatown new business map.

Free events

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 5 September Chinatown Street Market

Time Group Performance Location
4pm - 4.20pm Multicultural events performer Wayne Tseng Traditional Chinese harp (prior to unveiling of new statue from 4.20pm-4.40pm) Corner of Young and Scarborough Streets
4pm - 4.40pm Mas Band Alternative rock Main entertainment area
4.40pm - 5pm FitLife Martial Arts Lion dancing Roving
5pm - 5.40pm FitLife Martial Arts Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong and will involve aspects of crowd participation for both kids and adults Main entertainment area
5.40pm - 6pm FitLife Martial Arts Lion dancing Roving
6pm - 6.15pm Swan fitness dance group Hip hop, break, jazz, rock dancers, children and adults Main entertainment area
6.15pm - 6.30pm Ryan Bayldon-Lumsden martial artist Kung Fu performance Main entertainment area
6.30pm - 7pm Hmong Traditional Dancers Display of South East Asian traditional Hmong clothes, instruments, culture and dance Main entertainment area and roving
6.45pm - 7pm FitLife Martial Arts Lion dancing Roving
7pm - 8.30pm Mitch King Music One man band - vocals, guitar, stomp, harmonica, and tambourine Main entertainment area
8.30pm - 9.30pm Double Lined Minority Gold Coast based suit and tie rockers, including Eddie from Chinatown’s Filipino Shop Main entertainment area

*Busking thoughout the night on both Davenport and Young Streets: James Penney (Doc J Feelgood), Massimiliano Gallo (Mas), Ren Kuniyoshi (Ren) and Dean Blaich.
*South American Dancing lessons: One minute dancing lessons outside Holy Guacamole (outside the Southport tram stop)
*Putt Putt: : Located at the corner of Davenport Street and Regent Lane

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

Chinese Food

Thai Food

Japanese Food

Taste your way through Asia with a selection of cuisine from Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea and more.

China town markets

China town music

China town dragon

Experience Asian culture with live music and entertainment.

Sister Cities

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.

Precinct Plan

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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