• Live and Local

    Live and Local
    Discover and hear the soundtrack to our City as local artists perform live across pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants and unexpected locations in this one-day-only musical event.
    25 February 2017 - Various

  • Parramasala

    The cultures of Asia will bring Prince Alfred Square and the Parramatta Riverbank to life!
    10-12 March 2017 - Parramatta Park

  • Farmers Market

    Farmers Market
    The markets are perfect for an inspiring breakfast or lunch, and for stocking up fresh Australian produce.
    Every Fridays - Centenary Square, Parramatta

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

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

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


Still Point - 2nd Feb 2017

An insight into Australia and the world through the lens of Robert McFarlane.


Live and Local Parramatta - 25th Feb 2017

Discover and hear the soundtrack to our City as local artists perform live across the CBD in this one-day-only musical event.


In Difference - 2nd Mar 2017

In Difference - a deeply personal and physical investigation into sexuality, identity and inequality.



Collector Hotel

Relax by day, have a meal in the courtyard with friends or workmates, then dance the night away with some thumping tunes and a big party atmosphere.


Rosehill Gardens

Rosehill Gardens is the home of the World’s richest race for two year olds, the Tooheys New Golden Slipper. It hosts regular race days, with the best thoroughbreds in NSW, plus a wide range of events.



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