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  • Parramatta Lunar New Year

    Parramatta Lunar New Year
    Celebrate the Year of the Monkey and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities!
    19th Feb, 2016 - Centenary Square, Parramatta Read more...

  • Eat Street Vibes - Saturday Market Series

    Eat Street Vibes - Saturday Market Series
    Parramatta's Eat Street will be brought to life each Saturday, with kids' activities and live music at a range of craft and handmade markets, each with a special theme (excludes 6 Feb/26 March).
    30 Jan - 2 Apr, 2016 - Eat St (Church St), Parramatta Read more...

  • Discover a world of flavour

    Discover a world of flavour
    Boasting more than 180 restaurants, cafes, eateries and bars in the CBD, Parramatta offers a huge array of flavours from around the world
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  • Farmers Market

    Farmers Market
    feast for the senses with a delicious selection of fresh produce including locally sourced fruit and vegetables, honey, cheese, meats, chocolates, bread and more.
    Markets return on Friday 16 January 2015 - Centenary Square, Parramatta Read more...

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

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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

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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

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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.

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West Side Story - 5th Feb 2016

Be swept up in the story of Tony, Maria, The Jets and The Sharks in this landmark multi-award winning Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

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Catch a Rising Comic - 13th Feb 2016

Join your host, USA’s Donte D1 (Housos vs Fat Pizza, Matrix Reloaded, Comedy Inc) as he introduces some of the country’s hottest and funniest rising stars to the stand-up comedy scene.

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National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre - 13th Feb 2016

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms.

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Places

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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St John's Cathedral, courtesy of Heritage Branch, NSW Dept Planning

St John's Cathedral

The site on which St Johns Cathedral stands is the oldest continuous place of worship in Australia. The southern tower houses 13 memorial bells, gifted to the church and dedicated in 1923.

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