Chinatown Historic Buildings
Melbourne’s Chinatown streetscape was established in the 1850s as a staging post for many thousands of Chinese gold seekers who arrived at the Port of Melbourne to gather provisions and head off to the Goldfields in country Victoria.
It was the discovery of gold in 1851 which attracted Chinese immigration to Victoria on a large scale.
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Melbourne’s Chinatown has been an integral part of the City of Melbourne since the goldrush days of the 1850s.
Get an introduction to Chinatown’s 150-year history. Discover the Museum’s dragon gallery.
The Millennium Dai Loong Dragon was commissioned from the Foshan Arts Institute China in 2002 with its first parade during Chinese New Year in 2003.
Asian Food Festival
Melbourne dining comes alive with hot and spicy, sweet and sour and all those Asian flavours in between at Melbourne's month-long Asian Food Festival.
Learn more at www.asianfoodfestival.com.au
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Official Chinatown Melbourne Guide
Click here to download your FREE copy of the NEW Official Chinatown Melbourne Guide
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
A great value service for exploring the diversity of inner city Melbourne.
Tickets can be purchased from Best of Victoria at the Melbourne Visitor Centre in Federation Square or from ticket machines located at each of the 13 stops (coin or credit card only). The $5 ticket includes unlimited trips only on the calendar day it is purchased and will not be valid for a period of 24 hours over two days.
For more information visit: melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle.