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Western Australians will join millions around the world this week in welcoming in the Chinese Lunar New Year, which runs from 10 to 24 February, 2024.

Spectacular celebrations will be held across the State, with lion dancing and firecrackers heralding the start of the Year of the Dragon. 

The 2024 Year of Dragon has already kicked off in style with special Shanghai-to-Perth direct flights. Fourteen inbound flights have been scheduled over the Chinese Lunar New Year period between 20 January and 18 February 2024, allowing families to be reunited for the festivities.

For more information about the Perth Chinese New Year Fair, and other Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations happening across the State, visit:  Events calendar (

Read full media statement here: WA soars into the Year of the Dragon | Western Australian Government (
Page reviewed 20 October 2020