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Ramadan Nights Lakemba

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Thursday-Sunday 6pm-3am
9 March-8 April

Ramadan Nights is over for another year.

This State-recognised, cultural food bazaar ran from dusk to 3am during the entire month of Ramadan. Filled with tantalizing aromas, vibrant colours, and the buzz of excitement in the air, 2024 its bigger and better than ever before!

From 9 March – 8 April,visitors immersed themselves in the rich traditions of Ramadan and indulged in some delicious eats from over 70 food stalls

More than 1.5 million people flocked to this State-significant event in 2024, and experienced the magic and adventure of Ramadan Nights.

Get ready to dive into the vibrant world of Ramadan Nights Lakemba! Here’s the scoop on how to get there and make the most of your visit:

  • 📍 Where: Haldon Street, the Boulevard, and Railway Parade, Lakemba – right in the heart of the action!
  • 🚗 Parking & Road Closures: Heads up – road closures and detours will be in place from March 9 to April 8, 5pm-3am. Parking’s gonna be tight, so we suggest opting for public transport or the FREE Western Union shuttle bus. Click below for road closure info or permit applications.
  • 🪑 Seating: Heads up – seating’s gonna be limited, so prepare for a couple of hours on your feet. But hey, with all the excitement around, who needs to sit down anyway?

Ramadan Nights Lakemba

Address: Haldon Street, Lakemba NSW, Australia

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Free shuttle bus

Need a lift? Our trusty Western Union free shuttle bus has got you covered! Catch it from Roselands or Campsie straight to Ramadan Nights Lakemba.

The Shuttle Buses will be free for the public to use between 6.30pm-12.30am every Thursday-Sunday from Sunday 9 March-Monday 8 April. They will run on the below routes, leaving approximately every 30 minutes.

Shuttle Bus 1 – Campsie – Lakemba – Roselands

  • First Departure: 6.30pm
  • Final Departure: 12.15am
  • Pick up/Drop Off 2 Lakemba Station, Haldon St, Lakemba
  • Pick up 1 Shakespeare St Carpark, Campsie
  • Pick up/Drop Off 3 Roselands Dr, opposite Lantern Club, Roselands

Shuttle Bus 2 – Roselands – Lakemba – Campsie

  • First Departure: 6.30pm
  • Final Departure: 12.15am
  • Pick up 1 Roselands Dr, opposite Lantern Club, Roselands
  • Pick up/Drop Off 3 Shakespeare St Carpark, Campsie
  • Pick up/Drop Off 2 Lakemba Station, Haldon St, Lakemba

Please check back for the full bus timetable, available soon.

Buses

We’ve got you covered! Public transport, including trains and buses, is wheelchair accessible. Plus, our FREE shuttle bus service is disability-friendly. Check out the accessible toilets at Gillies Lane Reserve and other locations, and don’t forget your MLAK key if you need it.

Trains

To get there by train, hop on the T3 Bankstown Line or catch a train to Lakemba Station for hassle-free access to the event. Plan your journey at transportnsw.info.

Public transport – train/bus
Click here to plan your trip to Lakemba Station

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims worldwide focus on fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

Ramadan commemorates when the Quran was first revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad.

Fasting during daylight hours – from dawn to dusk – is one of the five pillars of Islam.

What are the Five Pillars of Islam?

The Five Pillars of Islam are accepted as fundamental practices of the religion by Muslims around the world. They are:

Shahadah: The declaration of faith.
Salah: Prayer – praying five times each day.
Zakat: Alms – giving, or giving money to charity or those in need.
Sawm: Fasting during daylight hours in the month of Ramadan.
Hajj: Making a pilgrimage to Mecca once in one’s life.

Why is Council involved in Ramadan Nights Lakemba?

From a handful of food stalls, the night market in Lakemba grew organically in the community. Increasing numbers meant the need for support from Council around traffic, food safety, security, crowd management, waste collection and more. Now there are over 65 stalls and several roads need to be closed to accommodate them. Council has worked the community, including residents, business, stallholders and religious leaders, as well as police, security and Transport NSW, who provide input and feedback.

Why has the colour of the logo changed from purple to green?

After consultation with our community, we decided to switch the logo to a new colour to update and better represent the event.

Can I wish people ‘Happy Ramadan’?

You can, or you could also say “Ramadan Mubarak,” which means “Have a blessed Ramadan” in Arabic.

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