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Victoria Street Lunar Festival

20 Jan 2019 | 12 pm-11pm

Year of the Pig

According to the Vietnamese-Chinese horoscope, the Pig is the animal sign of 2019 and Earth is the main zodiac element all year long. The date of the Vietnamese-Chinese New Year 2019 is February 5, 2019.

Hội Chợ Tết Richmond

20 tháng 1 năm 2019  12:00-23:00

Chào đón năm Kỷ Hợi

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UPDATES

  • Last dragon dance, fireworks and firecrackers at 10pm at Main stage at Nicholson St.

  • First Ever Stomping Ground Beer Pop Up Garden is confirm next to the stage. Come try their best brew! 

  • Pho Eating competition application is still open. Enter to win $1000

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HOW TO GET TO VICTORIA STREET
 
 
Public Transport
  • We encourage you to travel on public transport. Please check with Public Transport Victoria (www.ptv.vic.gov.au or 1800 800 007) for train and tram timetables.

  • The festival is accessible via train to North Richmond Station and/or tram; route 109 (Box Hill to Port Melbourne) and route 12 (St Kilda to Victoria Gardens) go along Victoria Street . Route 78 (Prahran to Richmond) stops at the corner of Church and Victoria Streets. Please note there will be bus replacement for trams from Hoddle street and Church Street.

Car Parking
  • There is limited street parking available during the day on Victoria and surrounding streets, but most have a 1-2 hour parking limit. Sunday is free in some places. Please check the sign. Parking can also be limited depending on the day and time, so plan carefully.

  • Alternatively, you can park your vehicle in Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre and Hive Shopping Center where 2 hours and more parking is available at reasonable rates.

Bicycle
  • Bicycles can be securely locked along the street. Please take care of your valuable and bike.

Frequently asked questions

Public Transport


We encourage you to travel on public transport. Please check with Public Transport Victoria (www.ptv.vic.gov.au or 1800 800 007) for train and tram timetables.

The festival is accessible via train to North Richmond Station and/or tram;route 109 (Box Hill to Port Melbourne) and route 12 (St Kilda to Victoria Gardens) go along Victoria Street .

Route 78 (Prahran to Richmond) stops at the corner of Church and Victoria Streets. Please note there will be bus replacement for trams from Hoddle street and Church Street.




Car Parking


There is limited street parking available during the day on Victoria and surrounding streets, but most have a 1-2 hour parking limit. Sunday is free in some places. Please check the sign.

Parking can also be limited depending on the day and time, so plan carefully.

Alternatively, you can park your vehicle in Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre and Hive Shopping Center where 2 hours and more parking is available at reasonable rates.




Bicycle

Bicycles can be securely locked along the street. Please take care of your valuable and bike.




When does the event start and finish?


The festival opens at 12pm, with content starting on most stages at 1.00pm. Sessions will end around 10.30pm with bars and food vendors open til 10pm.




Is this free event?


Yes Yes Yes




Is this event suitable for young children or dog?


We have Kid Zone this year and here is 1) Face painting on requires a gold coin donation, so we can fund raise and give back to the community. Otherwise, the magicians show, taking photos with our traditional new year tree and colouring are free. 2) Please check our website for lion dance schedule and other activities during the day.victoriastreet.org.au 3) Kids zone is located on Victoria street and in front of Albert street. For more detail of location, please visit our website for the sitemap.4) Magician show will occur with small performances throughout from 4-6.30PM.We are looking forward to seeing you and your family there. If you children is older than mostly welcome. If they are too young then avoid the fireworks in the afternoon as it may scare them. For dogs, the large crowd may not be good for them. However earlier in the day it might be okay.




Will there be toilets?


Yes, there’ll be enough toilets for everyone at the event, including accessible toilets in each area. These will be signposted on the night. Toilet location is near the stage or toward church street. There should be signage for you to find or you can ask some of the vendor of security staff.




Will there be food and drinks for sale?


Yes, food and drink will be available, both from stalls and from local cafes and restaurants. ou’ll only be able to buy alcohol from permanent licensed premises.




Can I bring my own food and drink (including alcohol)?


Yes, you can bring your own food and drink. You can not bring alcohol into the event areas. Remember, police may give you a fine. Don’t bring any glass into the viewing areas. All drinks should be in cans or plastic bottles. Please do put your rubbish in the bins.




Is there a covered area if it rains or hot


Yes we do have covered areas. Remember we have over 50 restaurants and eateries you can go or alternatively visit Hive shopping centre.




Is there first aid?


Yes. St John Ambulance will be at the event. Anyone needing medical help should go to a first aid point on Nicholso Street. Event staff can show you to the nearest one. Call 000 in the case of emergency.




Are there special meeting points?


Incase of emmergency please follow instruction from security staff and the police.




Will there be Wi-Fi in the area?


You might be able to use some of the restaurant wifi if you are their guest




Who is managing security at the event?


We work closely with the Police, PTV, Yarra trams, Ambulance and Fire services to plan for security and safety at the event. On the day, event security will be managed by trained staff working with the Police, Event Coordinators and other agencies. We encourage everyone coming to the event to be vigilant, and to report anything of concern to a security or police officer. No backpacks or suitcases will be allowed into the event this year, do remember this to avoid being turned away at the entrance.




Can I bring a drone?


No. For security reasons, drones are strictly prohibited in and around the event. Any drones found will be destroyed and owners may be prosecuted, so leave them at home.




Still have a question that needs answering?


How to get help? We have police station, St John Ambulance and our volunteer to assist you on the day. Your first point of contact would be our security team, they will direct you to the right direction. If the situation is emergency, you can call 000 anytime. If we haven't answered your question above, get in touch with us mail@victoriastreet.org.au or visit our event control centre by asking one of the security staff.









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​​VSBA -Victoria Street Business Association was founded in May 2015 as a non-profit business association. VSBA is representing over 300 Victoria street traders to work with local council, state and federal government to assist residents and stake holders for insights, networks, policy advocacy, services and facilities needed over 20 years.