Welcome To Parramatta

From the beautiful reserves of Lake Parramatta and World Heritage Listed Parramatta Park to the eclectic dining of the Eat Street precinct 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 parklands, some of Australia's oldest and most interesting heritage 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.

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.

Parramatta is getting a pocket-sized cocktail bar


There's no denying that Parramatta's cultural star is on the rise.

As more skyscrapers go up with each passing day, Sydney's second city centre has been clocking a series of wins for the west, including the return of the Plot music festival in November; becoming the site for Tropfest for 2017; and signing a whole host of ace food and drink operators for new projects in Parramatta. It's a good time to live in the 2150.

And in yet another bit of good news, there's a new small bar opening beneath a carpark in the heart of the city: Uncle Kurt's.

Read more at Time Out Sydney

Sydney Festival is bringing the circus to Parramatta this summer


A world-class line-up of international and Australian artists.

A world-class line-up of international and Australian artists will light up the summer season this January when Sydney Festival returns with a host of premiere works including a new Circus City precinct.

More information on Sydney Festival website.

Coming Events

MAAS mini Labs: Holiday Maker Workshops - 4th Jan 2017

Museum of Arts and Applied Science (MAAS) are bringing their popular digital workshops for kids to Parramatta!


A Changing Australia: The Time of Gough Whitlam - 12th Jan 2017

Explore the dynamic, influential and tumultuous years of the Whitlam Government.


A Handful of Heritage - 23rd Jan 2017

This walking tour takes in highlights of Parramatta’s past


Riverkeepers  - 24th Jan 2017

Parramatta’s name comes from the Aboriginal words for “the place of eels”



Heritage Branch Library

A reference-only library that makes a wide range of specialist heritage materials available to the public. Perfect for researchers in conservation or heritage issues. A major collection of over 9,000 items.


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.



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