Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. It's a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity through culture, design, people and food, right in the heart of the CBD.
Events like Lunar New Year and the Chinatown Street Markets will help attract ongoing interest to the Chinatown area from Asian restaurants and retailers who want to establish themselves permanently in Southport.
Come and enjoy an authentic Asian food experience with your family and friends at the Chinatown Street Markets. Gold Coast Chinatown - in the heart of Gold Coast CBD - will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities and entertainment. The Markets will offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, or why not try one of the many restaurants in Gold Coast Chinatown and enjoy the atmosphere.
The markets operate from 5pm to 9pm, centred on Davenport Street and Davison Lane, Southport. In 2018, the markets are being held on the first Saturday of every month, breaking for Christmas.
Chinatown Street Markets dates
Ride your bike and receive a free bicycle maintenance check and park in one of the many bike racks.
Ride the G: Disembark at the Southport station, Nerang Street.
Public parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke and Carey Park car parks.
Visit our City parking map for details.
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 thirteen Sister City and Partnership City 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.
Download and view the Gold Coast Chinatown Precinct Plan from the Chinatown precinct plans page.
For more information contact the Gold Coast CBD Team:
Phone: 1300 CBD TEAM (1300 223 832)