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15 February 2018

Welcome 2018! Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! 
On the eve of CNY, expect the next two celebratory weeks to showcase the diversity and multiculturalism which has been known to set Australia apart from the rest of the world. The Year of the Dog celebrations aims to bring auspicious energy to our city through more than 80 events around town.
HCC welcomes you to enjoy these many wonderful festivities and wishes you a most prosperous and spirited year ahead!

Chinese New Year

Chinatown Sydney
Chinatowns around the globe will flourish with energy, colour and vibrancy during one of the most important cultural Chinese celebrations with Chinese New Year.  

Celebrating CNY in Chinatown promotes the city's cultural diversity and as a unique place that has and is the destination for thousands of migrants, visitors and investors of Chinese heritage, the Australian Chinese community very much appreciates and cherishes celebrating CNY as part of Australia's rich cultural identity.

Congratulations HCC President Simon Chan

This Chinese new year begins auspiciously as we congratulate HCC President Simon Chan who has recently been appointed to the NSW Multicultural Advisory Council and will be officially welcomed by the community later this month.

HCC Young Leadership Sub Committee

The Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that a new Young Leadership Sub-Committee has been formed to build upon HCC’s values. This Sub-Committee is focused on bringing together young professionals to broaden their horizons and build networks and relationships with businesses associated with HCC. This dynamic group  will be hosting new events and initiatives later this year directed mainly at young professionals. 

HCC Chinese New Year Banquet 2018
Less than 3 Weeks To Go

HCC is pleased to officially invite you to attend our annual and most celebratory Chinese New Year Banquet on Friday 2 March 2018. 
With our Guests of honour The Hon. Tanya Plibersek,  NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Dr Charlie Teo AM,  and Dr Tim Soutphommasane and many special guests, enjoy a night of entertainment by DJ Dumpling and expect a wonderful evening of delicious food and many surprises. 


Chinese Gardens Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Chinese Garden of Friendship launches its 30 year celebrations with a rich cultural evening celebrating Chinese new year followed by a full calendar of performances, tai chi classes, lion dances and tea ceremonies during this festive period.  Find out more HERE

City of Sydney CNY Events

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the many festive events all around Sydney starting  from Chinatown to Circular Quay  the City of Sydney's festivities include dragon boat races and art installations spread throughout the CBD (Until 4 March 2018). Keep an eye out for the very unique cultural performances from the Henan province Friday 23 February at Tumbalong Park.

City of Sydney CNY Events listing HERE


On 24th and 25th February, Sydney will play host to 22 artists from China’s Henan province including Shaolin Monk performances showcasing some of the best kung fu skills and talents in the world as well as classical dances and musical instrument performances. More HERE


Chinese New Year brings with it a strong sense of family and friendship and what better way to build on that sense than with food and more food. Throughout the 2 weeks, you will be able to find numerous Chinese New Year deals, feasts and banquets spread throughout the city, from casual market food in Chinatown to seafood buffets to high tea.  Find out more HERE


Catherine Johnson’s Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale set on a Greek island paradise. Inspired by ABBA’s classic songs, this is a show that is not to be missed. Showing at the Capitol Theatre until 22 April 2018, click the link below to find out more

NSW Transport Light Rail

Source: Transport NSW Sydney Light Rail February 2018
There has been significant progress in the Transport NSW’s construction of the Light Rail system through the CBD. A large amount of work was undertaken throughout the Summer holidays to minimise disruptions to traffic with 250m of track now having been installed at the George and Hay St intersection. Light Rail crews have also reinstated the Inner West Light Rail track, the road pavement and footpaths on all sides of the intersection. 

Editorial Team:  Karen Soo & Jeffrey Tran

For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website;
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2017 click HERE
  • Chinatown Izi Audio Travel HERE
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE
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  • Instagram: #haymarketlove
  • LinkedIn:   Haymarket Chamber of Commerce


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