Australia will witness the grand ‘Chand Raat’ (Eid Eve) in Sydney & Melbourne on Sunday 27th July

‘This is the largest Eid Celebrations,  from Sydney to Melbourne, ever held in Australia at the top venues’ Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Director CREF 2014.

Sydney (CREF Media Release, 20 July 2014): 4-week long, the largest Ramadan and Eid festivities which started on 6CREF-2013_web July from Auburn Town Hall, Auburn (Sydney) will end at the mega event of the Eid Festival at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale (Melbourne) on 2 August. The last event of Ramadan Festival was held on Saturday 19 July at Bowman Hall Blacktown (Sydney) and now the preparations are underway for the iconic event of ‘Chand Raat’ (Eid Eve) to be held on Sunday 27th July at Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill (Sydney) and Coburg Town Hall, Coburg (Melbourne) followed by Eid Festival on Tuesday 29 July at Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney) and then on Saturday 2 August at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale (Melbourne).

‘This is the largest Eid Celebrations,  from Sydney to Melbourne, ever held in Australia at the top venues’ Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Director CREF 2014.

‘Chand Raat’ event on Sunday 27 July at Rosehill Gardens is the biggest event of these 7 events being held in Sydney and Melbourne, where Australians will create history of having the biggest ‘Chand Raat’ (Eid Eve) celebrations in the Western World. Other than Islamic countries, ‘Chand Raat’ is also held in United States and Europe but Australian ‘Chand Raat’ is now the bigger than in US and Europe.

We Australians are proud to be a multicultural nation where we celebrate festivities of every religion and faith and now the Islamic Community of Australia plays an integral part in our multicultural society by promoting community harmony and delivers the larger Eid festivities than any other western country’ says Syed Atiq ul Hassan, the Director of CREF 2014.

Over 15,000 visitors are expected in Chand Raat this year. There will be 150 exhibitors from small to large businesses, exciting & modern amusements, thrilling rides, delicious food from top restaurants & caterers, and biggest cultural and musical show ever held in CREF which will  include, Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and native Aboriginal- Australian performances.

Free shuttle buses will be running from Parramatta Station to Rosehill Gardens every 20 minutes. Rosehill Train Station is also situated inside Rosehill Gardens and trains to Rosehill run from Granville. Frequent public buses also run from various suburbs to Rosehill. Free parking is available for those who want to come by their own transport.

Live performance from Chand Raat Sydney will be telecasted on the big screen to the Chand Raat in Melbourne at Coburg Town Hall, Coburg (Melbourne). ‘We are making history as this is the first time happening in any Western Country that Chand Raat (Eid Eve) Celebrations are being held in two major cities at the same time and visitors are linked to both events through live coverage’ says Mr. Hassan.

Eid Festival Sydney will be held on Tuesday 29 July at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park. The event is designed as Eid Day Out during Eid celebrations. This is an open free entry event. There will be plenty of food stalls, amusements, rides, and children games in the event which will start at 10am. Over 20,000 people are expected to attend this event. This grand event will be followed by Eid Festival in Melbourne on Saturday 2 August at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale (Melbourne) where over 15,000 visitors are expected. SBS Radio will be holding a Live Radio show with many other local and international media covering the event. There will be food stalls of Melbourne’s top restaurants, big amusements & rides along with cultural & musical show for the public.

Don’t miss these events and note down the following details:


CHAND RAAT, Sunday, 27 July, 5pm to 1am

Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill, NSW

FREE Parking, Train Station inside, & Fully Covered

EID Festival, Tuesday, 29 July, 10am to 8pm

Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, NSW

FREE Entry, Plenty of Parking, Train Station


Chand Raat, Sunday, 27 July, 5pm to 12am

Coburg Town Hall, Coburg VIC

FREE Entry, Plenty of Parking, Centrally Located

EID FESTIVAL, Saturday, 2 August, 12pm to 10pm

Sandown Racecourse, Springvale, VIC

For further information continue to connect with us through CREF website and our Facebook pages or contact us on mobiles 0412 881 597; 0405 006 776; 0412 292 320; 0432 175 822 and 0414 204 093.


Sarwat Hassan

Media & Event Manager,

Mobile: 0414 204 093



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