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Ring in the Year of the Rooster!

11 January 2017

Dancing lions, astrological roosters and firecrackers converge to make Chinese New Year 2017 in Perth the most spectacular ever.

This year, the State Government is supporting a $1million expanded Chinese New Year Program, with a focus on tourism, education and cultural exchange across Perth and regional WA.

It’s a Chinese New Year you’ll remember forever!

Join the fun with a huge range of activities and events that will light up Northbridge, Forrest Chase, Elizabeth Quay and beyond.

Visit to discover what’s happening for Chinese New Year 2017 and to be there for Perth’s most exciting celebrations!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

China and WA

Did you know?

  • Around 16,000 China born people live in WA and more than 80,000 have Chinese heritage
  • China has been Western Australia's biggest export market since 2006
  • In 2015/16 around 47,000 Chinese tourists visited Western Australia spending around $224 million
  • In 2015, more than 3700 Chinese students began studies in WA - that's 12 per cent of WA's international student total.
(information from the 2011 Australian Census)

Applications now open for Community Languages Program

28 February 2017
The CLP March 2017 round is currently open

WA’s Indonesian community helps clean up

16 March 2017
Canning River Regional Park clean up tackled by Indonesian community volunteers

Empower a woman to empower a nation in 2017

3 March 2017
8 March is a global celebration of International Women’s Day.

Community Citizen winner part of New Colombo Plan

2 March 2017
Wahida Samim headed to Hong Kong as part of the New Columbo Plan.
Aranmore students make TV debut

WA celebrates Chinese culture, collaboration and opportunity

27 February 2017
WA welcomes the Year of the Rooster