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.

2024 Melbourne Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade

  • Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
  • Time: 9.00 a.m.
  • Location: Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place

We do have a duty of care and with the new guidelines and protocols, there will be some new procedures to be followed. This is not mandatory and it is not compulsory but for everyone’s safety and health, we hope you will willingly adhere to the following procedures.

Eligibility:

Due to the Association being required to have “a duty of care” to its Participants, it restricts participation to:

  • Boys & Girls over 12 years to carry weapons, banners and lanterns;
  • Boys & Men over 16 years old to be the “Legs” of the Dragon; Or,
  • If the Committee’s Representatives, in their judgement, deem any Applicant unsuitable to participate. Uniforms:

Uniforms:

All 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, parents or friends wish to join you in the meal, a subsidised charge of $15.00 is payable.

To be a part of the Dragon Parade, please register here.

If you have any queries, contact us.

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.