• Arab Film Festival

    Arab Film Festival
    Join us for a 4-day festival jam packed with the latest in contemporary Arab cinema plus a party with Knafeh to kick it off.
    21st-24th Jul, 2016 - Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

  • Spot On Children’s Festival

    Spot On Children’s Festival
    Once a year Riverside is transformed by thousands of children and families, dozens of artists and oodles of imagination at the Spot On Children’s Festival.
    27th Sept-2nd Oct, 2016 - Riverside Theatres, 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.

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...


Arab Film Festival 2016 - 21st Jul 2016

Join us for a 4-day festival jam packed with the latest in contemporary Arab cinema plus a party with Knafeh to kick it off.


The Power of the Lens - 23rd Jul 2016

This exhibition will showcase the photographic and video entries of the 5th Annual NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism.


The Literati  - 27th Jul 2016

From 27 to 30 July, Riverside Theatres will present an exciting co-production between Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company, The Literati, a new translation of Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes by Justin Fleming.



City Library

Parramatta City Library is filled with kids, researchers, uni students, seniors & the general public. Plenty to see & do with a continually changing program of activities.


PJ's Irish Pub, Parramatta

A proper Irish pub with a restaurant, four bars, six function rooms, two beer gardens & two DJ floors - plus a serious selection of beers and some good pub grub.



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