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Each year, the City of Canterbury Bankstown (Council), in partnership with the NSW Government, various sponsors, the community and local businesses, hosts Ramadan Nights Lakemba.

Ramadan Nights Lakemba is a month-long event to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The event provides people an opportunity to break their fast in a vibrant, community environment. It also attracts new visitors to Lakemba, which helps to boost the local economy for businesses and provides visitors with a unique cultural experience.

The event has grown significantly over the last two years and is one of Sydney’s most popular and culturally diverse events, with approximately 1.4 million people attending in 2023. Council recognises that while Ramadan Nights Lakemba has economic and other benefits, it also has other impacts, including significant disruption to the local community.

Many of you have provided your feedback to us (e.g. in meetings, via surveys) and we acknowledge that there are diverse views on Ramadan Nights Lakemba, including what it could look like in the future.

Council would like to continue to hear your views and ideas on the event and is now inviting local residents, business owners and stallholders to register their interest in attending face-to-face consultation sessions in Lakemba.

Spaces at these sessions will be limited however you can also provide your views by putting your comments in the Have Your Say box below. These comments will be incorporated into the consultation sessions.

This community consultation will help to inform the future of this unique event.

Translation assistance

If you know of someone that would be interested in attending but may not be confident to communicate in English, please let them know that this webpage can be translated into languages including Arabic, Urdu and Bengali. Council is also looking into the option of providing interpreters and translated materials at the sessions.

Community consultation

Thank you for your interest in attending. Registration is now closed.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Tuesday 12 September 2023 - Tuesday 26 September 2023

    Exhibition Period

    This consultation is open for registrations and feedback.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Tuesday 26 September 2023 5:00pm


    Registrations and feedback are reviewed by Council.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    October 2023 – Consultation sessions

    Face-to-face consultation sessions are conducted.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    7 December 2023

    Ordinary Council Meeting

    A summary of the findings of the consultation sessions is provided to Council for their consideration and decision-making on Ramadan Nights Lakemba. Please see the agenda for more information.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Report to Council

  • Timeline item 6 - active

    December 2023

    See Item 8.1 in the minutes from the 7 December 2023 Council Meeting for the decisions made by Councillors on Ramadan Nights Lakemba.

Ramadan Night Lakemba 2023 Video

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885



Signature Event Project Lead

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 0467 748 985



Coordinator Community Engagement

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5902

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

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