What I Need to Know
Have Your Say
Services & Support
Sustainability & Protection
Planning & Building
Investment & Industry
What We Are & Do
Where Interesting Happens
You are here
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.
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:
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 - RoselandsFirst Departure: 6.30pmFinal Departure: 12.15am
Shuttle Bus 2 – Roselands – Lakemba - CampsieFirst Departure: 6.30pmFinal Departure: 12.15am
Shuttle Bus map and timetable
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
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/busClick here to plan your trip to Lakemba Station
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.
Have your say here
City of Canterbury Bankstown is committed to running COVIDSafe events and conditions of entry are in line with NSW Government requirements.
• 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