Victoria Street Lunar Festival 2022

Sunday 23 January 2022

The Victoria Street Lunar Festival returns in 2022 by welcoming the Year of the Tiger.

Event update: 10 January, 2022 

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Victoria, the event will proceed on a reduced scale and will instead focus on all that we love about Vietnamese food in Melbourne. Usual activities such as carnival rides, stage performances and eating competitions will be removed from the program to reduce the density of the outdoor crowds. 

This year, the Vietnamese heart of Richmond comes to life in true hawker food style focusing on the outdoor dining experience. Local restaurants will extend their trade to footpath dining, complemented by a small number of food stalls and food trucks. Victoria Street Lunar Festival has become one of the most popular Lunar New Year celebrations in Victoria. We invite people of all cultural backgrounds to commemorate the start of the Chinese New Year with food and firecrackers.

Keeping our community safe:

  • it is recommended that a face mask is worn outdoors if you can’t physically distance, or if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19. 
  • maintain good hand hygiene
  • if you are feeling unwell or have been asked to isolate we ask that you don't visit the event.

Event Details
Sunday 23 January, 2022
12pm - 10pm
Victoria Street (between Church Street & Hoddle Street), Richmond & Abbotsford.  

Temporary closure of Victoria Street, Richmond & Abbotsford
Due to the Victoria Street Lunar Festival taking place on Sunday 23 January, Victoria Street will be closed between Hoddle and Church streets at 11.59pm Saturday 22 January and will re-open at approximately 5.00am on Monday 24 January 2022. 

A list of service changes from Yarra Trams can be viewed here. 

Tow Away
Victoria Street (between Hoddle and Church Street) Richmond will be a tow-away area to facilitate the traffic management for the Victoria Street Lunar Festival. This tow-away area takes affect at 4.00pm on Saturday 22 January 2022 and expires at 5:00 am on Monday 24 January 2022.

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries


Date and time:
12pm - 10pm
Sunday 23 January 2022

Victoria Street (Between Church Street & Hoddle Street)