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Gold Coast Chinatown

Come and visit our much-loved Chinatown showcasing the very best of Asian cuisine and culture.

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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.

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. Building on the success of Lunar New Year, the Gold Coast CBD will host five, exciting, new, large-scale events in Southport over the next 12 months.

Moon Light Night is a modern twist on the traditional harvest festival celebrating the full moon with lanterns and mooncakes as well as:

  • light show at 7pm and 9pm
  • illumination theming
  • food stalls
  • kids activities
  • table tennis
  • laneway bar
  • cultural entertainment.

Enjoy free live music with South Korean YouTube sensation, Baby Shark giving two live performances at 4.30pm and 6pm!

Soul and funk artist, Lisa Hunt will be pumping out all of your favourite tunes to close the evening, supported by The Steele Syndicate, a genre-bending octet and the Oogars, an all-female quartet.

Getting to Moon Light Night is easy - ride the G to Southport station or ride your bike.

Bring along your family and friends to celebrate Moon Light Night in the heart of Southport at Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, on Saturday 12 October, from 4pm to 9pm.

Moon Light Night is a free event delivered by the City of Gold Coast in partnership with Australia Fair Metro and proudly supported by Channel Nine Gold Coast.

Keep an eye out for updates on the following family-friendly events that will be held in Chinatown and Nerang Street in Southport:

  • Lunar New Year 2020 — in its sixth year! 31 January – 1 February 2020
  • Nerang Street Party – TBA
  • Anime Festival - TBA
  • Dumplings and beer – TBA

Should you have any questions please contact the Gold Coast CBD Office.


Getting there

Ride your bike.

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.

Use our Eat Safe Gold Coast search tool to find nearby restaurants.

Young boy enjoying Chinatown street markets

Thai Food

Japanese Food

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

Food at the Chinatown street markets

China town music

China town dragon

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)

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