SydLunar associated events program

SydLunar associated events program

Expressions of interest

We invite applications from organisations and individuals interested in hosting an associated event as part of the 2019 Sydney Lunar Festival.

To be eligible to apply, associated events must celebrate the Lunar New Year, or celebrate cultures that observe the Lunar New Year or the Year of the Pig.

Celebrations for the Year of the Pig will take place over 10 days from 1 to 10 February 2019. The festival will feature signature events including the Dragon Boat Races, community performance program and the Lunar Lanterns, an outdoor exhibition of magnificent giant artworks representing the lunar zodiac.

With an audience reach of more than 1.3 million people in 2018, this is an opportunity for you to be part of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside mainland China. 

Associated events benefits 

As an associated event you'll:

  • be part of a festival with a national and international reputation
  • have a free event listing on the official website, which will be promoted with a printed festival event guide
  • receive a Sydney Lunar Festival 2019 logo to use on your marketing collateral
  • feature in relevant marketing materials.

Please note:

  • submitting an associated event application does not guarantee inclusion in the Sydney Lunar Festival program
  • event acceptance into the Sydney Lunar Festival associated events program is at the City of Sydney's discretion
  • associated events are not funded by the City
  • applications received after the closing date will only be considered for website event listing
  • associated event organisers must accept the terms and conditions.

How to apply

Applications close at 11.59pm (Sydney time) Sunday 4 November 2018.

Step 1

Complete and submit the online application which includes your event details (event name and proposed date/s). 

Step 2

Complete your What's On listing for your associated event by 11.59pm (Sydney time) Friday 30 November 2018. Ensure your event is tagged SydLunar.

Step 3

You will be asked to complete the following:

  • review and approve your print program copy and listing
  • confirm receipt of the Sydney Lunar Festival associated event logos and style guide for use on your marketing collateral
  • supply a copy of your public liability insurance certificate of currency by 11 January 2019.

Apply now


For further information, please contact:

Major events and festivals team

Last updated: Wednesday, 3 October 2018