Japan Festival 2020 Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus


Dear Japan Festival supporters,
Japan Club of Victoria and the Japan Festival Organising Committee are committed to ensure the health and safety of all our Japan Festival 2020 attendees as our utmost priority. Hence we have had to make the difficult decision in this environment of uncertainty to not proceed with this year's event, despite our fervent hopes that Coronavirus contagion will no longer be a factor by the date of the Festival.
For details such as opening a booth, each person in charge will contact you shortly.

We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s Japan Festival 2021 at Box Hill on Sunday 16 May 2021.


To those who have applied to open a JF2020 stall

Japan Club of Victoria and the Japan Festival Organising Committee have been closely monitoring news reports about COVID-19 infections within Australia and we strongly hoped that Japan Festival at Box Hill Town Hall could be held as usual on Sunday 17 May, but regrettably in the current situation of growing uncertainty and increasingly severe containment measures we have felt that the most responsible course of action for everyone’s health and safety is to cancel this year’s Japan Festival.

This notice is about your stall bookings and payments that have already been made. Please choose between the following two options.

Option 1.

 I want my stall booking fee refunded now please.

 I will apply again to JF2021 around mid-February next year.

Option 2.

 I do not want my stall booking fee refunded.

 I want my reservation for JF2020 to carry over to and remain valid for JF2021 on Sunday 16 May 2012.


Priority booking for JCV members will be held again next year. Stalls already reserved for JF2021 under Option 2 will not be available to people who select a refund under Option 1, and your JCV membership will also require renewal in 2021.

Please be sure to reply about your choice of Option 1 or 2 by March 31. If you have not replied by then, it will be assumed that you have selected Option 2.

If you select Option 1, make sure have provided the correct details of your refund destination account. Thank you all for your understanding.

Please pay my refund to:

 Account NAME            
 BSB No.  
 Account No.  



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Stall Coordinator & Treasurer for JF2020/JF2021
Japan Festival Organising Committee
Japan Club of Victoria

Supporters 2020

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City of Whitehorse
Box Hill Town Hall
Victorian Multicultural Commission
Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne

Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Melbourne
Japanese Society of Melbourne
Australia - Japan Society of Victoria
The Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria Inc