Chinese New Year Festival

Postponement of Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival

Council has been advised that the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse has decided to postpone the Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday 1 February. Please see below for the announcement by the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW).

While acknowledging the statement of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, that “there is no cause for concern in the Australian public”, for cultural and commercial reasons, and out of respect for the difficulties currently being experienced by many people, Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW) has decided to postpone the 2020 Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival, scheduled for 1st February. This decision is acknowledged by City of Whitehorse.

Download the English version of the ABAW announcement ( PDF 124KB)

Download the Chinese version of the ABAW announcement ( PDF 131.5KB)  

Stall Applications & Additional Information

Applications and additional information about the event can be obtained through the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW) website.

If you need to translate the ABAW webpage, you can do so by accessing the website via Google and clicking 'translate'.

Chinese New Year festivities are full of sound, colour, dance and sweet treats to mark the start of another year full of promise. Whitehorse City Council is proud to support the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse as it brings an exciting program of entertainment and stalls to one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne.

The showcase of Chinese culture and unique celebration will include activities and entertainment for all ages.

The stunning parade of Choi Sun (Chinese God of Fortune) will entertain, while a visit to the giant Buddha statue will give people a chance to pray for a prosperous and safe year to come. 

Dragon dancers weave through the crowd to the beat of drums. The festival showcases wonderful music, singing and dancing from our local community. Festival goers can enjoy games, food, rides, firecracker displays, music and performances.

The festival will be held in and around the Box Hill Mall and along Whitehorse Road between Station Street and Nelson Road.

SBS Radio will broadcast live from the event.