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Media Release


22 February 2021

Free parking for visitors who shop or dine in Parramatta CBD

Diners and shoppers in Parramatta can park for free as part of a joint initiative by the City of Parramatta and Transport for NSW to encourage people back into the CBD and support local businesses.

Until 30 April 2021, visitors who spend $20 or more at participating venues will receive a parking voucher for Council's City Centre and Eat Street carparks. Free parking is available from 11am on the date of purchase until 3am the next day, Monday to Saturday.

“It’s wonderful to see our City coming back to life, and I hope the incentive of free parking ensures both residents and visitors come and enjoy the many retail and culinary offerings available in Parramatta,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.

“These small businesses and the people behind them are the heart and soul of our City, and they have faced a particularly challenging year with the pandemic and Parramatta Light Rail construction. We want to ensure they’re still around at the end of all of this, so we are doing what we can to help support them.”

Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta, said Parramatta is an exciting cultural hub in the heart of a growing Western Sydney – a place to access arts, theatre, sports, and many local restaurants and cafes.

“It was fantastic to see so many people take up the initial free parking offer, and we want to see more people continue to visit and support their favourite local business,” said Dr Lee.

“By taking advantage of this offer, it gives visitors and locals the complete day or night out in Parramatta – a delicious meal, great shopping and free parking.”

Four hours of free parking is already available at Council’s carparks on Sundays. A flat rate of $10 is charged for stays over four hours.

For more information and a list of participating businesses, visit

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