Our Big Dragon will sadly not be parading again this year in 2022.


We do have a duty of care and we feel it is not wise nor safe to have our Legs Volunteers exposed to any possible cases. The Lion Teams will however be performing the lion dances, warding away any malicious elements that might still be skulking around and at the same time, blessing everyone and the businesses in Chinatown.


Monday, 31/01/22 and Tuesday, 01/02/22

Enjoy the FAMOUS LION DANCE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

The streets are awash with the rhythmic drumming as Chinese Lions bring in the blessing to the businesses and to everyone, warding away any malicious elements that might be lurking around and scaring them away.


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Melbourne Chinese New Year

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 $10 is payable.

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