Our Parades

Do you want to be part of the Dragon Parades?



Each year the Association relies on the participation of volunteers to parade the Dragon. For males, there are positions for Dragon Legs, Head and Tail Carriers (strong guys!), Weapon and Banner Carriers. For females, there are Lanterns and Animals to carry.

2018 Chinese
New Year Parade

Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018

Time - Participant uniforms and positions: 8:45am
Time - Dragon Parade start: 11:30am

After the Chinese New Year Parade and your lunch, do stay back and participate in the various fun competitions that we have organised, e.g., Hot Dog Eating Competition, Dumpling Eating Competition, Fortune Cookies Guessing Game, etc. For more information on Chinese New Year events visit: melbournechinesenewyear.com

2018 Moomba Parade

Date: Monday, 12 March 2018

Time: 8:00am

Participants & Venue

Male Participants to change into uniforms at Punt Hill Apartments in Cohen Place, opposite the Chinese Museum in the meeting room on the Ground Floor. Must be changed and assigned position by 9.15 a.m. for the Chinese New Year Parade and 8.15 a.m. for the Moomba Parade.

Female participants to change on Level 2 at the Chinese Museum in Cohen Place.

Eligibility

Due to the Association being required to have "a duty of care" to its participants, it restricts the participation to:

  • Boys and Girls over 12 years to carry Weapons, Banners and Lanterns.
  • Boys and Men over 16 years old to be in the Dragon.
  • Or if the Committee's Representatives, in their judgement, deem any applicant unsuitable to participate.

The Association reserve the right to refuse participation, if the Committee's Representatives, in their judgement, deem any applicant unsuitable to participate.

Uniforms

Uniforms will be issued to all participants (except footwear). Please come wearing white runners.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided free of charge to participants only after the parade.

Should your partners, children, parents or friends wish to join you in the meal, a charge of $15 is payable.

To be a part of the Dragon Parade, contact us with your name, age and address.