• Big Island Festival

    Big Island Festival
    Celebrate the vibrancy of the pacific island culture with live music and cultural performances, pacific food stalls and kids entertainment. As part of the NRL Pacific Test.
    7th May, 2016 - Centenary Square, Parramatta

  • Lord Mayor's Cup Family Fun Day

    Lord Mayor's Cup Family Fun Day
    Round up the troops and head to Rosehill Gardens for a family fun day out at the Lord Mayor's Cup.
    7th May, 2016 - Rosehill Gardens

  • Sydney Writers' Festival

    Sydney Writers' Festival
    Bringing together the best and most influential writers and thinkers from across the globe.
    16 Apr-21st May 2016 - Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

  • NSW Heritage Festival

    NSW Heritage Festival
    Dig up the past and re-explore your region with unique heritage events throughout Sydney and Parramatta.
    16th-29th Apr, 2016 - Various locations throughout Parramatta

Welcome To Parramatta

Parramatta is recognised as the future growth centre of Sydney and offers a wide range of attractions for Sydney-siders and visitors alike, and is home to elegant parks and heritage sites, award-winning restaurants, and a vibrant and youthful culture.

From the beautiful reserves of Lake Parramatta and Parramatta Park to the eclectic dining of Eat Street and surrounds and our Farmers Market or award-winning shows at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta has something for everyone. Great foodgreat shopping, events and street festivals, sprawling parklandsheritage sites, and a thriving after-hours nightlife with pubs, clubstheatresmovies and sport under lights...

Parramatta is a 30 minute train ride from the Sydney CBD and the popular Parramatta River ferry service operates daily from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

Want to know more?

Get to know our vibrant city with a fun city video.  Or download Parramatta Revealed, a guide to the best kept eating, drinking and shopping secrets Parramatta.

Latest News

New Urban Walkabout Guide for Parramatta


Urban Walkabout have a new pocket-sized urban guides to fashion, design and food in Parramatta.

You can pick them up from hotels, visitor centres and the stores featured in the guide! Check out all the details.

Bourke St Bakery’s delicious morsels worth train ride to Parramatta


If you've ever waited ­impatiently in the lengthy queue at Bourke St Bakery, willing the couple lingering over empty cups to just get up and leave already so you can nab their table, you'll be pleased to know they've opened up a spot where you're practically guaranteed a seat.

Read more at The Daily Telegraph

Sydney Festival makes Parramatta the place to be this summer


A world-class line-up of international and Australian artists will light up the summer season this January when Sydney Festival returns with an expanded Parramatta program, including a new fairground festival precinct.

Coming Events

ARTEXPRESS - 5th Feb 2016

ARTEXPRESS is an exhibition of outstanding works by 2015 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from Schools in NSW.


Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition - 21st Mar 2016

Series three of the popular Australian ABC TV program Miss Fisher& #039;s Murder Mysteries returns to Old Government House, Parramatta in 2016


Discovery and Rediscoveries: The National Trust Festival - 16th Apr 2016

Dig up the past and re-explore your region with unique heritage events throughout Sydney from 16 April to 29 May 2016


NRL Pacific Test - 5th May 2016

Events, exhibitions and festival leading up to the Pacific Tests at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday, May 7.



Albion Hotel

The most popular bar in town, with one of the prettiest crowd, the Albion offers good food, music, chill out rooms, live entertainment and a really nice open-air vibe.


Parramatta Park

Beautiful Parramatta Park adjoins the city on its western fringe and offers a wonderful respite from the city's bustling energy. An events venue, the park plays host to symphonies, concerts, road races and tours.



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