The 2024 ABAW x Golden Age Box Hill Lunar New Year Festival achieved a historic milestone, attracting over 120,000 attendees to Box Hill. The festival dazzled with captivating fireworks and a lively ambiance as Bank St thrived with more than seventy vendors.

We extend sincere appreciation to our esteemed guests, including Senator The Hon. Penny Wong MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Leader of the Government in the Senate, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP; Leader of the Opposition of Australia, The Hon. Andrew Giles MP; Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Multicultural Affairs of Australia, Mr. Zeng Jianhua, Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Deputy Premier of Victoria, Minister for Education, Minister for Medical Reserve, and Mr. John Pesutto MP, Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, for their inspirational speeches and steadfast support.

The Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW) takes pride in collaborating with Whitehorse City Council, the Victorian State Government, SRLA, and Victoria Police to orchestrate this culturally significant event, fostering community unity and celebration.

A special acknowledgment goes to our title sponsor, Mr. Jeff Xu, and the Golden Age group for their generous backing, alongside The Salvation Army, Box Hill Institute, Box Hill Town Hall, and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries for their invaluable contributions.

We express gratitude to major sponsors SBS and Lexus of Blackburn for sponsoring the amusements and fireworks respectively, and to Box Hill Central for supporting the lion dances.

Thanks also extend to all sponsors, including Bupa, Laurel International, Bank of China, Fuja P/L (Fen Jiu), The Glen Asian Grocery, Puss and Mew Distillery, Rob Dolan, No.1 Asian Supermarket, United Seafood Express, Bio E, EightCap, Unitop, and LingoAce, National Australia Bank, FC Financials, Bloom Studio of Dance, Ausvest, Vantage, Lynn Beauty, Spark Education, CarX, and Fletchers Project Marketing, whose collective support made the event possible and underscores the strength of our community.

To all attendees, we hope you reveled in the festivities and extend warm wishes for a Happy New Year!