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Year of the Rooster

Last updated: 31/01/2017 1:20 AM
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Dancing lions, astrological roosters and firecrackers converge to make Chinese New Year 2017 in Perth the most spectacular ever.

This year, the State Government is supporting a $1million expanded Chinese New Year Program, with a focus on tourism, education and cultural exchange across Perth and regional WA.

Join the fun with a huge range of activities and events that will light up Northbridge, Forrest Chase, Elizabeth Quay and beyond.

Visit to discover what's happening for Chinese New Year 2017 and to be there for Perth's most exciting celebrations!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

China and WA

Did you know?

  • Around 16,000 China born people live in WA and more than 80,000 have Chinese heritage
  • China has been Western Australia's biggest export market since 2006
  • In 2015/16 around 47,000 Chinese tourists visited Western Australia spending around $224 million
  • In 2015, more than 3700 Chinese students began studies in WA - that's 12 per cent of WA's international student total.

(information from the 2011 Australian Census)