• 22 Jan 2018 11:44 PM | VSBA (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release 

    Victoria Street is set for Vietnamese and Asian communities to celebration of Lunar New Year 2018 in this beautiful Yarra City. This year the festival will celebrate 25th year of bringing this festival to our Yarra and Melbourne surrounding communities. Victoria Street Richmond will expect to 80k patrons to visit Victoria street on this Sunday 28th January pending on weather. The festival is one of Victoria best street festival in Victoria. 

    Victoria Street Lunar Festival is established and hosted by Victoria Street Business Association VSBA.  With few committee members, volunteers and no paid staff or festival coordinators they have put this spectacular event on for many years. 

    What's News In 2018 Festival Event To Do

    • Over 40 performance and entertainment activities with two stages and Pho Eating Competition plus USA singer Nhu Loan 
    • Taste over 100+ food choices on the street with restaurants and street traders
    • Play and Ride a large selection of games and rides
    • Buy from interesting selection of display stalls mobile phone, clothing and wellness...
    • Special Fire Work At 9pm and Fire Crackers and Dragon + Lion Dance
    • Support our charity partners

     VSBA partners with State Government Multicultural Victoria, City of Yarra, Yarratrams, Vicroad, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Victoria police, St John. VSBA has strong in-kind support and financial supports from Australian Vietnamese Women Association,  Rotary of Collingwood and City West Water.

    They have supports from major brand such as Hollywood Nails, Hoddle Street Auto Precint with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan brands, Ikea, Telstra, CarePark.

    Small Victoria Street Trader have been supporting  such as Thanh Phong Restaurant, Otao Kitchen Kitchen, Jace development, Hive Shopping Centre, ADNS security, Optus Victoria Street, Ha Long Bay Restaurant, Son Butcher, Huy Huy, Kim Hanh, Hai Phu, Thanh Ha, Tho Tho, Xtreem Print, Biggin and Scott

    Media partner and supporter have a strong role in crafting the message to communities around melbourne VNTV, TVB, Viettimes, Destination Melbourne, Visit Victoria, Pick Me Up Guide, RACV Royal Auto, Sunday Herald.

    VSBA wish to celebrate marriage equality and Richmond Tiger champion this year. 

    On the positive note, VSBA  representatives worked to with Yarra City and State Government to secure trial injecting facility and CCTV on the street. They trust this would help to with drug activities in Richmond.

    Join Victoria Street this Sunday for the biggest festival in the Yarra City.

    Further Information Contact 

    Ha Nguyen mail@victoriastreet.org.au

  • 20 Dec 2017 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special thanks to our sponsors Pho Dzung Restaurant and Ly Hong Mobile for this exciting competition !!!

  • 24 Dec 2016 6:53 AM | VSBA (Administrator)

    23 December 2016 Melbourne

    Today Victoria Street Lunar Festival Committee is please to announceMelbourne's only inner city Honda dealer located at 53 Hoddle St Collingwood to sponsor Victoria Street Lunar Festival 2017 with $10,000 with Gold sponsorship. This money will support full day multicultural and street performance for the festival in 2016.

    You can visit Honda showroom just off Victoria street to see your favourite new cars such as Jazz, Civic, City, CR-V, Accord, HR-V, Odyssey, and used Hondas. Honda Yarra with different models and made will suit all priced to suit every budget plus affordable and safe Honda Finance and Insurance services.

    As a gold sponsor, Yarra Honda will be injecting into the festival needed cash for extra entertainment program promoting Multicultural programs for Victoria street business association to treat the community with best festival in the city of yarra.

    More information http://www.yarrahonda.com.au


    Ha Nguyen - Festival Coordinator


    Victoria Street Business Association

  • 19 Oct 2016 4:41 PM | VSBA (Administrator)
    • Held on Sunday 22nd of January 2017 (11am to 10pm), Richmond Lunar New Year Festival will celebrate the commencement of the Year of the Rooster.

    •   Up to 8,000 people are expected on site at any one time, and plans have been developed working to this number. Estimates of last year’s event have ranged from 70-90,000 visitors.

    •   The Victoria Street Lunar Festival has become one of the most popular and recognised Lunar New Year celebrations in Victoria, drawing people from all over Melbourne.

    •   The free admittance community event is organised be the Victoria Street Business Association previously known as Richmond Asian Business Association.

    •   The festival is a wonderful opportunity for Victoria Street to treat the community to a vibrant, colourful and culturally rich experience.

    •   The 2017 festival will see festival favourites such as the Food Demonstration Stage return to showcase Asian Foods - Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Asian Cocktails plus children activities and over 120 food stalls and restaurants.

    •   Victoria Street will be lined with many food, business, charity and community stalls adding a vibrant and energetic feel to the event. The event is produced by Victoria Street Business Association (VSBA), in partnership with the City of Yarra. 

    •   Over the past 22 years (2017 will be the 23rd) VSBA has developed a key cultural event that is so successful, it has outgrown the resources of their organisation. Council are pleased to be able to support this important celebration by adopting the operational responsibility in close partnership with VSBA,who are taking a lead role in ensuring cultural relevance and a strong relationship with the local community

    •   COY Council is investing unprecedented resources into this event, to ensure its continued growth from solid foundations.

    •   The festival helps to showcase Asian culture and traditions and more importantly the multicultural fabric of City of Yarra. The festival also helps to encourage families and new migrants to participate in social and cultural activities and promote harmony for the community and the society as a whole.

    •  The event attracts visitation from all over Melbourne with 39% of attendees living outside of the City of Yarra

    •  Now entering its 23rd year, the event is well accepted by people and residents within and outside City of Yarra, especially for new migrants in the area. 33% of visitors have attended the event more than five times, and a staggering 64% having attended three or more times. 

  • 19 Oct 2016 12:05 AM | VSBA (Administrator)

  • 30 May 2016 11:51 PM | VSBA (Administrator)

    Victoria Street and Bridge Road traders protest this afternoon to demand The city of Yarra Council to stop its plan to increase parking fees on their street.

    The council plans  to increase parking to $4 per hour and to introduce paid parking on Sundays at Victoria St, Richmond, where it is currently free.

    Visit here for traders in Yarraville with parking meters

    Yarraville Village parking meters to be switched off after Maribyrnong Council vote

    According to the Herald Sun, "Mayor Roberto Colanzi said parking rates were better than neighbouring councils for on-street parking, with Melbourne charging $5.50 and Stonnington $5 per hour on average" 

    Victoria street parking example is very different with Melbourne CBD of Burke Street or Stonnington of Chapel street in terms of attracting crowds.  Melbourne City Council and Stonnington City Council are investing more money on their streets to attract different people. Our visitors have perception of Victoria street is not clean and safe. So we haven't get the basic thing right with drug trade, cleaning and other facilities for visitors yet.

    "The changes are a part of the council’s draft budget, which is expected to be adopted at the June 7 council meeting" from the Herald Sun.

  • 6 Jan 2016 11:42 PM | VSBA (Administrator)

    Residents, Businesses, Community Shaping Richmond together


    1. Making the streets of Yarra great places to live, shop, work and play.
    2. Encouraging retail diversity and positive economic outcomes.
    3. Sustainable and active modes of transport for people of all ages and mobility  needs
    4. Protect pedestrian and cycling priority within the municipality
    5. Car parking that is efficiently designed, equitable and easy to access
    6. Ensuring the vibrancy and liveability of Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne.
    7. Encouraging and supporting social inclusion through sport and cultural participation.

    Herschel has passion to continue to shape Richmond into a  vibrant and inclusive community.

    Visit his website here  http://www.landes4council.com/

    In 2008, Herschel  campaigned in  Victoria Street back  with the "No extended Clearway”  campaign.

    This year he is running  for Richmond Council.   Victoria street traders will support his initiatives and campaign in making our Victoria street a better place to live, shop, work and play too.

    We have asked him to have few words about him to our traders as few of you might see him from some of the recent campaign for Victoria Street. 



    • I commenced business in 1977 and opened a shop in Bridge rd  Richmond in the late 1980’s where I  have continued as both a successful proprietor and property owner in partnership with my family, trading as Landes Clothing.
    • I have a passion for sailing which includes 3 world championships, numerous national  and state titles over nearly 3 decades.
    • I am married with three children, and have a  BSc(hon) degree in Chemical Engineering Science and an Masters in Applied Science.


    • In 2008 I led the No extended Clearways campaign for three years, which eventually saw a change of Government and the extended clearway times removed on all  arterial roads within 10km of the CBD.
    • From 2012 I have been President of the Bridge Rd Main Street Inc and in  2104 I led a campaign for a pedestrian crossing in Bridge Rd at the new easy access tram stop. This has recently been installed.
    • I was also instrumental in the development of the Bridge Rd, Richmond Hill streetscape study, published by Tract urban design. 
    • I have extensive experience in the Mainstream program and helped advise the Acland Street and Nicholson Str traders in the development of their respective Tram super stop programs.
    • I have been involved with the City of Yarra Business advisory group.


    •  Landes, H.; Fitzgerald, M. Photometric Observations of the Eta Carinae 2009.0 Spectroscopic Event
    • Landes, H., Bambery, K. R., Coates, D. W., Thompson, K. 2007. PASA, 24, 41. Long-Term Changes in the Periods of SX Phe.
    •  Coates, D. W.; Landes, H. The beat-curve approach applied to AE UMa

  • 18 Aug 2015 11:59 PM | VSBA (Administrator)

    Vietnamese Arrivals in Melbourne

    Vietnamese settlements was strong in Richmond and Victoria Street during late 1970s and early 1990s. Every year the community celebrates the Lunar New Year with gathering of local families for this Melbourne's most anticipated cultural celebrations. Victoria Street has been a popular destination for tourism, becoming a vibrant dining and retail strip popular with local and overseas visitors. 

    In April 2010, the City of Yara adopted a Victoria Street Structure Plan with community support for recognising and enhancing the Vietnamese cultural identity of Victoria Street. The gateway project was a $2 million project with designed by an award winning Gregory Burgess Architects and Thompson Berrill Landscape Design.
    The gateway was erected on 16 January 2014, just a few days before the Lunar New Year Festival. Additional treatments such as the hats suspended over the roadway and the artworks planned for the rail bridge were expected to be installed by the end of February 2014.

    Vietnamese Story with the Victoria street Gateway 

    This legendary story is very important to many Vietnamese people. It could be a story to imply a strong national unity and cultural tolerance. Other place women are equal to patriarchal societies. Vietnamese women view her as a heroine and as a symbol to fight for their nation and their rights.

    One upon a time, in Ancient Vietnam during the reign of King Kinh Dương Vương with his kingdom was stretch with a vast land to the East. The king and his wife has one child known as Lạc Long Quân. The prince has extraordinary strength and supreme intelligence and great fascination for the ocean. He succeeded his father’s throne and governed the Lac-Viet tribe.

    The highland and north was ruled by another royal family with a princess Âu Cơ. She was a young, beautiful fairy who lived high in the mountains with passion and kills in medicine  One day, a giant monster frightened her.  Lạc Long Quân, a dragon king from the sea, saw her in danger, so he grabbed a rock and killed the monster. They were in love and soon married. Âu Cơ gave birth to a pouch filled with one hundred eggs, which soon hatched into one hundred beautiful children. The children grew up strong and smart like their father, and as kind-hearted and skilful like their mother. They were taught well how to cultivate their lands and live nobly. But soon after, the couple started to grow unhappy. Lạc Long Quân always finds his heart longing for the coasts while Âu Cơ constantly yearns for the highlands. 

    The couple decided to divide their children, of whom fifty will live with Lạc Long Quân along the coasts. Âu Cơ will lead the other fifty to dwell with her in the highlands. However, they made a promise that despite the distance and separation, they must look after each other and always be there to lend a hand should one be in need. 

    The children of Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ are believed to be the ancestors of Vietnam. This legend, then, has become the pride and bond of unity for all Vietnamese.

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