Huge crowds lined the streets of Lakemba in Sydney's south-west this morning to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Australia's Muslim communities gathered at mosques for morning prayers as the festival of Eid al Fitir began, bringing an end to a month of fasting from sunset to sunrise.
Eid al Fitir is also know as "the feast of breaking the fast" and occurs with the sighting of the new moon.
Dozens of stalls set up in Lakemba's streets were this morning selling traditional food.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird was among the dignitaries invited to attend the festival.
He said he wanted the Muslim community to know they would always have an ally.
"A friend here in New South Wales, a friend leading the Government. We will always listen to them and always respond to them," he said.
As part of the festival, children are traditionally given presents, and money is given to the poor.
The festival runs for three days.