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Ramadan road closures and permits

Ramadan road closures and permits No     9/03/2024 12:00 AM 8/04/2024 12:00 AM    

During the holy month of Ramadan, thousands of people from across Sydney come to Lakemba to partake in the annual festivities of Ramadan Nights held on and around Haldon Street, Lakemba. The festival has grown significantly over the years and to maintain safety for all event patrons and manage traffic in the local area, a series of traffic management initiatives has been developed.

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Road closures

The following road closures will be in place every night from 9 March-8 April 2024 from 5pm-4am:

  • Haldon Street between Railway Parade and The Boulevard;
  • Haldon Street between 175 Haldon Street and Grace Avenue;
  • The Boulevard between Croydon Street and Quigg Street;
  • Railway Parade between Croydon Street and Haldon Street;
  • Gillies Street between Quigg Street and Haldon Street; and
  • Oneata Street between Croydon Street Haldon Street.

Detour routes

Detour routes will be used to divert traffic around the closures as follows:

  • Southbound traffic in Haldon Street north of the railway line will be detoured using Railway Parade/Moreton Street/The Boulevard/Quigg Street/Grace Avenue/Haldon Street to Canterbury Road;
  • Northbound traffic in Haldon Street will be detoured using Grace Avenue/Quigg Street/The Boulevard/Moreton Street to Lakemba Street;
  • Eastbound traffic in The Boulevard west of Haldon Street will be detoured using Croydon Street to Canterbury Road;
  • Westbound traffic in The Boulevard east of Haldon Street will be detoured using Quigg Street/Grace Avenue/Haldon Street to Canterbury Road; and
  • Eastbound traffic in Railway Parade east of Croydon Street will be detoured using Croydon Street to Lakemba Street.
Resident and business access permits
To maintain resident and business access, a permit system has been developed to allow access when the road closures are operational. Please note, we are closing the roads for the duration of the event for public safety, however we are only encouraging visitors from outside the area to come from Thursday to Sunday. 

As shown on the maps below, there are four colour coded permits for which residents and businesses can apply. Permits are provided free of charge. 

If you will need to access the red, orange, green or blue zones from 9 March-8 April 2024, between 5pm and 4am, you will need to apply for a free permit. 

Please note: Monday 8 April 2024 will be the last night of the event. 

  • Red Permits are only available for residents and businesses that access properties via Oneata Lane and Oneata Street.
  • Orange Permits are only available for residents and businesses that access properties via Gillies Lane and Gillies Street including properties on the east side of Haldon Street between numbers 157-171 (odd numbers).
  • Green Permits are only available for residents and business that access properties via Haldon Street north of the Aldi Supermarket, including properties on Haldon Street between numbers 175-211 (odd numbers) and 176-210 (even numbers).. 
  • Blue Permits are only available for residents and business that access properties via Haldon Street south of the Aldi Supermarket, including properties on Haldon Street between numbers 213-259 (odd numbers) and 230-256 (even numbers). Please note: this permit will only be required from 8pm-4am Monday-Sunday.
To apply for a permit, you will need to provide proof of residential or business address, vehicle registration details and parking/garaging details. 


Permit applications will open at noon on Thursday 15 February 2024.

  • If you apply online by Thursday 29 February 2024, your permit will be delivered between Tuesday 5-Friday 8 March 2024. 
  • If you apply online between 1 March and 4 April 2024, please allow up to five business days for your permit to arrive in your letterbox or at your nominated address. 


Illegal parking

While there will be increased traffic and vehicles parking in the streets around the event, Council has no tolerance for motorists who disobey the road rules.

If you see vehicles parked illegally during the event, we encourage you to report it at cb.city/ReportIt 

Council’s Regulatory Compliance Unit will provide a significant presence in and around Lakemba during March and April to address illegal parking and other compliance issues. Officers will be patrolling the streets outside of Council’s core hours into the evening and early hours of the morning if required. 

However it if important to note, Council Officers are unable to move illegally parked vehicles. If you urgently need a vehicle moved, please contact Campsie Police Station on (02) 9784 9399.


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