• Thursday 26 Jan

    Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party.

    Features include the spectacular Aerial hot air balloon display, the Big Barbecue—the biggest barbecue Parramatta has ever seen, the popular Carnivale vintage car display, a Hottest 100 Party celebrating triple j’s iconic countdown, plenty of kids’ activities, workshops and amusement rides plus the main stage concert at The Crescent, with the best in Aussie rock and pop, followed by a massive fireworks finale.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    The City of Parramatta will host a massive 15-hour Australia Day celebration featuring non-stop entertainment, live music and family-friendly fun in the World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park.

    Kicking off at 6am with the popular aerial hot air balloon display, the celebrations will continue with a Hottest 100 Party celebrating triple j’s annual Australia Day countdown, The Big BBQ, entertainment and rides, workshops, activities and live music at The Crescent, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale at 9pm.

  • 18 Jan 2017

    Parramatta’s CBD is undergoing an incredible transformation as work on the $2 billion Parramatta Square urban renewal precinct picks up pace.

    Excavation and construction work on Parramatta Square means there will be some changes to how drivers and pedestrians navigate key areas of the CBD.

    Dates for the changes are still being finalised so it’s important to check regularly for the most current details to help you plan for the changes ahead.

    Darcy Steet Changes


  • Tuesday 12 Jan / Saturday 28 Jan

    Sydney Festival is bringing the circus to town!

    The 2017 Parramatta program features a number of world premiere acts and Australian exclusive works, as well as a new festival precinct, Circus City in Prince Alfred Square, where Riverside Theatres and the Spaghetti Circus Big Top will bring a ten-day celebration of physical performances exclusively to Parramatta.

  • Saturday 25 Feb

    Discover and hear the soundtrack to our City as local artists perform live across pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants and unexpected locations (like hairdressing salons) in this one-day-only musical event. 

    About Live and Local

    Live and Local is a grassroots live music event showcasing a diverse range of Western Sydney artists across more than a dozen venues in the CBD.  Experience performances in conventional venues, such as bars and restaurants, as well as happen upon less traditional spaces such as shops, boutiques and salons.

  • Our Solar Future

    Interested in installing a quality solar system? City of Parramatta can help, if you are a resident, through our Solar Future program. The program is an initiative of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC).

What’s on

Tuesday 12 Jan / Saturday 28 Jan

Sydney Festival is bringing the circus to town!

Friday 13 Jan / Friday 27 Jan

Enjoy a day out at Parramatta Swimming Centre with our FREE giant, inflatable obstacle course!

Take a cooling dip in the pool and let the kids jump and splash to their hearts' content.

Normal pool entry fees apply.

Tuesday 24 Jan

Parramatta’s name comes from the Aboriginal words for “the place of eels”. These fascinating animals still thrive in the Parramatta River.