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Ramadan Nights Lakemba

Ramadan Nights Lakemba City of Canterbury Bankstown welcomes you to celebrate a happy and safe Ramadan. No Ramadan Nights Lakemba City of Canterbury Bankstown welcomes you to celebrate a happy and safe Ramadan. 9/03/2024 5:00 PM 7/04/2024 3:00 AM   Events
Ramadan Nights Lakemba cancelled

**FINAL NIGHT MONDAY 8 APRIL**

One of Sydney’s most popular cultural events, Ramadan Nights Lakemba, will return in 2024! Attracting more than 1.4 million people in 2023, Ramadan Nights Lakemba is an award-winning* event that is recognised as being of State-significance.

The spectacular month-long cultural event is a vibrant, global food bazaar during the month of Ramadan. The dates for Ramadan in 2024 are Saturday 9 March to Monday 8 April.

Break your fast or try new foods and experience the rich culture and traditions of Ramadan. There will be over 65 food stalls to tempt your tastebuds, in an atmosphere like no other.

*Ramadan Nights Lakemba 2023 won The RH Dougherty Events and Communications Award for ‘Innovation in special events’, Division C (Population > 70,000 people) at the Local Government Week NSW 2023 Awards.

There is very limited parking so make sure you avoid the crowds by using the FREE shuttle bus, brought to you by Western Union, starting from 6.30pm or catch public transport.

When: Every Thursday-Sunday, 6pm-3am, 9 March-8 April 

(Additionally, stalls will operate for the local community, Monday to Wednesday, 6pm-3am, 9 March-8 April)

Where: Haldon Street, The Boulevard and Railway Parade, Lakemba 

Note: Road closures will be in place every day from 9 March–8 April between 5pm and 4am. See the road closure maps here: 

About Ramadan

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. The month of Ramadan is spent by people of Muslim faith fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. At the end of each day’s fast, Muslims gather for Iftar, the evening meal to break their fast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stallholders

Please note stallholder Expression of Interest applications for Ramadan Nights Lakemba 2024 are now closed.

​​Stallholder information

When to visit

Due to the massive popularity of this event, we have a few tips to make sure your experience is as smooth as possible. If you are visiting with a family, or simply want to avoid some of the crowds and queues, follow these tips:

  • Catch public transport or take the FREE Western Union shuttle bus there (you might not find a park!)
  • Come early in the night, the stalls will be open every day from 6pm 

Please note that on Saturday 6 April most stalls will stop operating between 7.30-9.30pm due to the Tarawih Prayers taking place on Haldon Street.

Free shuttle bus - brought to you by Western Union

The Western Union shuttle buses will be free for the public to use between 6.30pm-12.30am every Thursday-Sunday from Saturday 9 March-Monday 8 April.  They will run on the below routes, leaving approximately every 30 minutes. 

Shuttle bus 1 – Campsie – Lakemba - Roselands
First Departure: 6.30pm
Final Departure: 12.15am        

  • Pick up 1 Shakespeare St Carpark, Campsie           
  • Pick up/Drop Off 2 Lakemba Station, Haldon St, Lakemba                
  • Pick up/Drop Off 3 Roselands Dr, opposite Lantern Club, Roselands
Shuttle bus 2 – Roselands – Lakemba - Campsie
First Departure: 6.30pm
Final Departure: 12.15am
        
  • Pick up 1 Roselands Dr, opposite Lantern Club, Roselands
  • Pick up/Drop Off 2 Lakemba Station, Haldon St, Lakemba                
  • Pick up/Drop Off 3 Shakespeare St Carpark, Campsie  

How to get here

Ramadan Nights Lakemba takes place on Haldon Street, the Boulevard and Railway Parade, Lakemba.

Located in the heart of Lakemba, it is easily accessible by public transport with the T3 Bankstown Line and Lakemba Station bringing you to the centre of the event. Plan your trip at transportnsw.info

Please note that trackwork is taking place on the T3 Bankstown Line multiple times during Ramadan Nights Lakemba.  

  • Monday 18-Wednesday 20 March, each night from 9.50pm-1.30am: buses replace trains between Bankstown and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Bankstown and between Sydenham and Central, some to a changed timetable.
  • Friday 15 March (early morning): buses replace the 12.30am Central to Liverpool service from Sydenham to Liverpool and the 12.52am Lidcombe to Bankstown service.
  • 9pm Friday 22 March until 1.30am Saturday 23 March: buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and Lidcombe via Regents Park and between Sydenham and the City.
  • 2am Saturday 23 until 2am Monday 25 March: buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Sydenham and Bondi Junction, making extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.
  • Monday 8 April (evening): buses replace trains between Bankstown and Sydenham, details to be confirmed closer to the date.

For more information on the latest trackwork notifications, please visit the Transport NSW website here. 

Road closures and detour routes will be in place every night from 9 March-8 April 2024, 5pm-4am. We highly recommend taking public transport or the FREE Western Union shuttle bus to visit Ramadan Nights Lakemba, as there will be very limited parking available. Click the button below to see the full list of road closures or to apply for a permit.


If you are planning to drive to the event, we recommend parking near one of the surrounding train stations on the T3 Bankstown Line, then catching the train to Lakemba Station. Alternatively, you can park around Roselands or Campsie, then catch our FREE Western Union shuttle bus to Ramadan Nights Lakemba.

Accessibility 

This event will have accessible transportation available via:

  • Public transport – train/bus
  • Click here to plan your  trip to Lakemba Station
  • FREE shuttle bus service – brought to you by Western Union
    Available at select times every Thursday-Sunday from Sunday 9 March-Monday 8 April. These buses will run between Roselands, Campsie and Lakemba. For more information on this, please refer to the “Free shuttle bus” section above

There will be accessible toilets available in a Marveloo on Gillies Lane Reserve which includes a baby change room. This Marveloo requires a MLAK key, which can be borrowed from security at the roundabout on the corner of Gillies and Quigg Street. 

There will also be accessible bathrooms available at Oneata Street and in the railway reserve on The Boulevarde, as well as an accessible toilet at Lakemba Train Station platform as well as a lift. 

Please be mindful we are expecting large crowds and there will be very limited seating available. The walking requirement to attend this event is a minimum of two hours.


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City of Canterbury Bankstown is committed to running COVIDSafe events and conditions of entry are in line with NSW Government requirements.

Please remember:

• If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home;
• Practice physical distancing at all times where practical;
• Wear your mask when indoors or where physical distancing is not possible;
• Sanitise your hands; and
• Be safe and be kind.

To stay up-to-date on Council’s response, visit ​cb.city/coronavirus

 

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