• Parramatta Winterlight

    Parramatta Winterlight
    Glide into a winter dreamland on Sydney’s biggest open-air rink, with an ice slide, Dream Wheel and kids’ rink exclusive to Parramatta!
    1-17 July, 2016 - Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta

  • Burramatta NAIDOC Day

    Burramatta NAIDOC Day
    Celebrate over 50,000 years of culture at the family-friendly Burramatta Day, and become immersed in Songlines - The living narrative of our nation.
    10th Jul, 2016 - River Foreshore, 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

The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century - 9th Jun 2016

Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but before that, the Australian nation shaped him. We're exploring the man behind the legacy - from the bright schoolboy growing up in a fledgling Canberra to the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, to the young father eating spag Bol with his family on the urban fringe...


Parramatta Park Bike Hire - 1st Jul 2016

Explore the parklands, the World Heritage Listed Old Government House and Domain, or ride along the dedicated cycleway along the Parramatta River


Family tours at Elizabeth Farm - 2nd Jul 2016

Take a family tour of Elizabeth Farm to unlock the stories of this historic farmstead. Go back in time and be a convict servant for the Macarthurs or do the washing just as they did in the 1800s. Afterwards explore the house and abundant garden at your own leisure.


Rosehill Gardens Race Day - 2nd Jul 2016

The home of racing in Sydney’s west, world-class racing, top-tier entertainment and an effortlessly cool social scene converge on the manicured grounds of Rosehill Gardens.



Champs Bar (Rydges)

Boutique tap beers, cocktails, wine and tapas available over the bar, plus live entertainment race day Saturdays.


Public Art

The development of historical interpretation & contemporary public art has created an urban environment that signifies & articulates the history of the area while reflecting the contemporary culture.



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