All Australians are invited to celebrate Lunar New Year with a distinctive content line-up across the SBS network.

27 Jan 2022 - 5:42 PM  UPDATED 15 Feb 2022 - 1:38 PM

SBS is encouraging all Australians to celebrate the Year of the Tiger wherever you are across the country, with a range of programming and activities on offer across the network in the lead-up to and throughout Lunar New Year. 

SBS’s line-up includes documentaries, dramas, movies, food programs and recipes, an expanded subtitled collection of programs at SBS On Demand, extensive coverage across SBS Radio, and much more. You can also find in-depth articles and more at the Lunar New Year webpage.  

Highlights of SBS’s curated Lunar New Year content include the Australian television premiere of documentary The Great Wall of China: The Making of China, a breathtaking aerial journey travelling along the Great Wall from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, uncovering 3000 years of history, which broadcast on SBS on 30 January and is now available at SBS On Demand

SBS VICELAND is showcasing a range of themed programs and films including the premiere of action hits Shock Wave and Shock Wave 2

SBS Food is marking the occasion with Lunar New Year-inspired travel food shows, including Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour, as well as sharing dedicated recipes, videos and articles online. 

SBS World Movies has been celebrating with a curated collection of films, placing a spotlight on Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean movies, while SBS On Demand is offering an expanded collection of hit films in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean, including Parasite, Bong Joon-ho’s celebrated Best Picture Oscar winner.

SBS On Demand is also featuring a specially curated selection of movies and television shows handpicked by Australian writer and broadcaster, Benjamin Law, in addition to a range of programs from all over the world that are available with subtitles in Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.  

SBS Radio’s language programs are delivering a wealth of content across platforms, engaging with audiences to hear how Australians are celebrating Lunar New Year in 2022, including interviews, videos, podcasts, competitions, articles and festive music, as well as social engagement and talkback with SBS’s diverse language communities. 

Explore the Lunar New Year programs by channel:


The Great Wall of China: The Making of China is now streaming at SBS On Demand

In a breathtaking aerial journey, fly the entire length of The Great Wall of China to follow the longest man-made monument in the world. Travelling from the Yellow Sea in the east to the Gobi Desert in the west, this stunning journey uncovers 3,000 years of history.   

Secrets of China’s Forbidden City is streaming at SBS On Demand

Beijing’s vast Imperial Palace, known as the Forbidden City, is one of mankind’s greatest and historic icons, and the world’s biggest residential building. It’s a bewildering maze of hidden secrets and unexpected legends, closed for hundreds of years to the outside world – until now. This special-access documentary reveals the secrets about how and why the city was built, and what extraordinary events went on inside its walls.



China’s New Silk Road: Yiwu to Madrid is now streaming at SBS On Demand 

This documentary premiere explores Yiwu, a new international hotspot bustling with energy in south-eastern China. It is the starting point of the longest train connection of the world, crossing Eurasia to Madrid, and the centre of trade. 

China’s LGBTQAI+ Surrogacy Families is now streaming at SBS On Demand

Surrogacy and LGBTQAI+ rights both lie in the legally grey area in a socially conservative China. This documentary follows Hanson and Wu, a gay couple from Beijing, who are willing to take the risk to build their family. 

The Bad Kids (season 1), from Tuesday 1 February, 10.50pm 

In this 12-part drama, three children unintentionally film a murder scene and become involved with the main suspect. However, as more families become entrapped in the case, the mystery seems to go further than anticipated. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 

The Bad Kids is also streaming at SBS On Demand.

Action thrillers Shockwave and Shockwave 2, which screened on SBS VICELAND, are now streaming at SBS On Demand. 


SBS World Movies 

See these titles, which screened in the 'SBS World Movies Celebrates Lunar New Year' collection and are now available at SBS On Demand:  

Reign of Assassins (Mandarin)

A shopkeeper must, again, take up the sword of the assassin when her former partners-in-crime come to demand that she hand over the remains of a famous monk. 

Burning (Korean)

Based on a story by renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami, this gripping drama is a psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession. 

The Bravest (Mandarin)

When the oil pipeline at the Bingang Oil Depot in the city harbour explodes, a disgraced firefighter captain must put aside his grievances and team up with his former subordinate to save the city. 

Shadow (Mandarin)

In an ancient kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a ‘shadow’, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. 


SBS Food

Visit the SBS Food website for great celebration and family recipes, or explore the distinctive content that the SBS Food channel has been sharing during Lunar New Year:

Destination Flavour Singapore S1

Adam Liaw travels to the island of Singapore. While there, he sets a challenge for himself; in six weeks he is going to put on a Salute to Singapore Banquet Dinner for some of the country’s top food identities. 

Destination Flavour Singapore is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam S1 

Acclaimed Sydney chef, Luke Nguyen, returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. 

Luke Nguyens Railway Vietnam is now streaming at SBS On Demand. It is also available with Vietnamese subtitles.

Destination Flavour China S1 

Adam Liaw discovers the vast and ancient country of China, exploring its history through its food while exploring his own family history. 

Destination Flavour China is now streaming at SBS On Demand.


SBS On Demand 

Explore these new collections, streaming now: 

Find these on the SBS On Demand Home Page: 

Lunar New Year, Chinese, Korean & Vietnamese Films 

Benjamin Law Guest Curates   


Find these on the SBS On Demand Movies Page: 

Spotlight on Jackie Chan 

Korean Cinema 


Visit the Lunar New Year webpage for more information on Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger.