Ramadan Nights Lakemba

Ramadan Nights Lakemba City of Canterbury Bankstown welcomes you to celebrate a happy and safe Ramadan. No Ramadan Nights Lakemba Canterbury Bankstown Council welcomes you to celebrate a happy and safe Ramadan. 21/03/2023 5:00 PM 20/04/2023 3:00 AM   Events
Ramadan Nights Lakemba cancelled

Ramadan Nights Lakemba stalls will pause trade from 7.30-8.30pm to observe tonight's special Tarawih prayer service.
Thank you for your patience.

Every night, March 21 - April 20 2023


One of Sydney’s most popular cultural events, Ramadan Nights Lakemba, returns! Attracting more than 1.2 million people in 2022, Ramadan Nights in Lakemba has now been recognised as an event of State-significance.

The spectacular month-long cultural event is a vibrant, global food bazaar which happens from dusk until 3am every night from 21 March-20 April (31 nights in total).

Break your fast or try new foods and experience the rich culture and traditions of Ramadan. You’ll be met with an array of street food vendors throughout the entire month of Ramadan. There will be over 70 food stalls to taste, this event has an atmosphere like no other.

Overwhelmed by choice? Check out one of the immersive food tours from Taste Tours here to experience Ramadan Nights like a local!

There is very limited parking so make sure you avoid the crowds by using the FREE Shuttle Bus starting from 6.30pm or catch public transport.

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.

​​Site map and stall list    ​​Ramadan Nights Lakemba FAQ's

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 cues, follow these tips:

  • Visit on a night between Monday-Wednesday, when crowds are the smallest 
  • Catch public transport or take the FREE shuttle bus there (you might not find a park!)
  • Come early in the night, the stalls will be open every day from dusk

Free Shuttle Bus

The Shuttle Buses will be free for the public to use between 6.30pm-12.30am from Tuesday 21 March-Thursday 20 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

​​Shuttle Bus map and timetable

How to get here

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

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

Please note there will be trackwork on the T3 Bankstown Line from Saturday 15-Monday 17 April and on Thursday 20-Monday 24 April.

  • From 2am Saturday 15 April to 2am Monday 17 April: buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. On Saturday from 9pm to 2am, buses also replace trains between Sydenham and Central
  • From 2am Thursday 20 April until 2am Monday 24 April: buses replace trains between Sydenham and Lidcombe
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 21 March-20 April 2023, 4pm-3am. We highly recommend taking public transport or our FREE 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 and detour routes.

​​Road closures and permits

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 shuttle bus to Ramadan Nights Lakemba.


This event will have accessible transportation available via:

  • Public transport – Train/bus
    Click here to plan your  trip to Lakemba Station. Please note buses will replace trains on the T3 line from Saturday 15-Monday 17 April and Thursday 20 April.

  • FREE Shuttle Bus service
    Available at select times from Tuesday 21 March-Thursday 20 April. These buses will run between Roselands, Campsie and Lakemba. For more information on this, please refer to the “Free Shuttle Bus” section above

Accessible toilets will be located at:

  • Gillies Street (next to Gillies Lane)

  • The Boulevarde (next to Lakemba Station)

  • Lakemba Hotel (Haldon Street)

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.

Have you already visited Ramadan Nights Lakemba? Click the button below  to tell us what you thought and help  shape the future of this cultural event. 

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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.

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