• Parramatta Winterlight

    Parramatta Winterlight
    Get your skates on and glide on the giant SmoothFM Ice Rink plus Disney Frozen Snow Zone, rides, food stalls, snowflake garden & more!
    25 June - 12 July, 2015 - Prince Alfred Square, Parramata 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
    - Throughout Parramatta

  • Burramatta NAIDOC Festival

    Burramatta NAIDOC Festival
    This NAIDOC join in the celebrations and discover the story of the Darug people through ceremony, song, dance, food and the arts!
    12 June, 2015 - Parramatta River Foreshore

  • 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

Why the West is Best


Great write up in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food featuring the diverse and exciting food on offer in the west, including in Parramatta, Harris Park and Granville.

Featuring Eat Street Bourke Street Bakery, The Emporium, Temasek,  El Jannah, Jamie's Trattoria and Gelato Messina.

Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Jamie's Italian Trattoria opens in Parramatta


Expect queues to form down church st mall when the new Jamie’s Italian Trattoria opens in Parramatta this morning.

A more casual, family-friendly cousin to Jamie’s Italian in Pitt St in the CBD, the Trattoria, on the corner of Macquarie St, will also be open for breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph.

The Emporium opens its doors in Parramatta


The newly opened Emporium Parramatta offers an array of delights from a bakery, coffee roaster, wine bar, restaurant and garden.

The food offering focuses on clean, honest, fresh modern Australian cuisine with influences from the Mediterranean.

Coming Events

Ghost Tour of Old Government House - 17th Aug 2014

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A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories - 22nd May 2015

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Parramatta Winterlight - 1st Jul 2015

Skate, play and discover Parramatta this winter on our giant outdoor ice rink.


Parramatta Winterlight - 2nd Jul 2015

Skate, play and discover Parramatta this winter on our giant outdoor ice rink.



Hambledon Cottage

Built by John Macarthur is 1824. It had many occupants including Penelope Lucas, his daughter's governess.


Heritage Bar (Crowne Plaza)

The perfect city corner after work, or for unwinding after a long day sightseeing. Central, sophisticated and inviting, and a favourite with the business crowd.



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