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. 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!

Date: First Saturday of every month. Next market is 6 June.
Time: 2pm-10pm for 6 June market as it includes Queensland Week celebrations.
Location: Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, Southport.
Parking: Parking: Free parking is available at the Athol Paterson and Mal Burke car parks from 12pm. 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

Queensland week program

Queensland Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the ‘birth’ of Queensland as a separate colony in its own right. Come celebrate what it means to you to be a Queenslander and reflect on how lucky we are to have this wonderful lifestyle.

City of Gold Coast will deliver a public celebration that recognises the diverse cultures that call Gold Coast home. We will be showcasing our multicultural community while providing a unique environment for a large outdoor Australian Citizenship Ceremony.

The combined Queensland Week and Chinatown Street Markets program includes:

  • 1pm – 2pm Ceremony: Official Australian Citizenship Ceremony for 200 new citizens (officiated by the Mayor)
  • 2pm – 10pm Entertainment: A stage program featuring a range of music and performances from across the world. Plus roving entertainment and interactive activities for the whole family
  • 2pm – 10pm Market: Our regular Chinatown Street Market will offer a range of multicultural street food, beverages and merchandise to purchase, with local traders extending their hours during event times

How to get there:
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.

Local traders will extend their hours during market times. Applications for ‘Multicultural’ food and merchansdise 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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