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Get involved and celebrate Ramadan

A selection of activities and competitions will run throughout the month in celebration of Ramadan.

Council learns how to make a traditional Lebanese Ramadan meal

Mayor Steve Christou and Councillor Tom Zreika joined Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School for a cooking class a couple of weeks ago.

Watch how they learn to prepare a traditional Lebanese Iftar (breaking of the fast meal) called fatteh.

Thanks to the students for hosting Council.


A Ramadan open-air dining experience

Get into the Ramadan spirit and join us for an outdoor dining experience in the Auburn Central forecourt. We’ll have surrounding eateries and food trucks serving up delicious and authentic food under the night sky.

When: Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021 from 6pm to 10pm
Where: Auburn Central Forecourt, Cnr Harrow Road and Queen Street
Entry: Free entry, no booking required
Getting there: The Auburn Central carpark will be open until midnight. Walk from Auburn Train Station is 2 min.

Council will host this event in line with the latest COVID-19 regulations. QR Code registration within the dining areas will be in place for contact tracing.


Show us what Ramadan means to you for the chance to win $150

Snap a picture that captures ‘what Ramadan means to you’ and use the hashtag #RamadanInCumberland on Facebook or Instagram for the chance to win $150.

Whether it’s a photo of a family gathering during Iftar, your local mosque or even at our open-air dining experience, we want you to get creative!

We look forward to seeing your entries. Please read the competition terms and conditions before entering. 

Competition ends Sunday 9 May 2021. 

Winner will be contacted via their social media account.


Council suspending outdoor dining fees for Ramadan

The delights of Ramadan are a step closer with outdoor dining and cooking bringing delicious delights to Sydneysiders. We’ve suspended outdoor dining fees and are fast tracking outdoor trading applications to give local businesses a much-needed boost during Ramadan.

Cafes and restaurants can also cook in front of their business, with council officers offering support to ensure hygiene and safety requirements are met. 

It’s a perfect opportunity for Sydneysiders to see and smell their food being freshly cooked, celebrate with Muslim communities and support small businesses. We invite people from across the region to join in the celebrations and sample authentic foods.

Small businesses can apply for an outdoor dining application on this website.