Chinatown Street Markets

First Saturday of the month from 4pm - 10pm.

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. View what is proposed for Gold Coast Chinatown in our video.

As Chinatown evolves, it will offer an authentic Asian experience and create a unique destination in the heart of Southport.

Chinatown is already encouraging Chinese and Asian tourists and fostering international relationships and investment, reinforcing the City as a destination to do business, be entertained, to live and be educated.

It provides a sense of home for the Chinese and Asian community that permanently reside on the Gold Coast. It also brings a sense of safety and community to the thousands of international students studying at Gold Coast universities, English language schools and colleges.

The world's first modern Chinatown is focused on Young and Davenport Streets in Southport. It will be a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity through culture, design, people and food. Chinatown will be an exciting mix of restaurants, cultural festivals and boutiques; a place of cultural indulgence and celebration.

Free events

Chinatown Street Markets - First Saturday of the month

Lady carrying a tray of sushi

Taste your way through Asia without leaving the Gold Coast – a free event not to be missed! First Saturday of the month from 4pm - 10pm with the first markets commencing 2 May.

First three markets:

  • Saturday 2 May
  • Saturday 6 June
  • Saturday 4 July

Showcasing the very best of multicultural cuisine from across Asia, Chinatown will transform into a vibrant street food and entertainment scene as the first Asian inspired food market takes over the streets of Southport.

The street markets will change with the seasons through live entertainment, regular showcases, live cooking demonstrations, and cultural celebrations rotating monthly to invigorate the culture, creativity and energy of Gold Coast Chinatown.

Local traders will also extend their hours during market times. Applications for ‘Asian-inspired’ stallholders are currently open. To register your interest in these monthly markets, please email


Free parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke and Carey car parks after 5pm on Saturdays. Visit our City parking map for details.


Ride the G: 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 racks around the precinct.

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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