About Parramatta

Home to a rich diversity of cultures, Parramatta is a treat for your senses with a fine selection of restaurants. The vibrant arts and cultural scene includes world-class performances at Riverside and Parramasala, a colourful annual festival.

Parramatta is located on the banks of the Parramatta River, 23km west of Sydney’s CBD and has fast emerged as a dynamic contemporary city with a strong business and social scene.

Parramatta acts as a major business and commercial area in NSW and is often called “Sydney’s second central business district”. It is Australia’s sixth largest CBD and boasts many high density commercial and residential developments.

More than just a business centre Parramatta is known for being sports mad with many well-known sporting venues spread across the city.


Parramatta is also a major retail centre and is the shopping capital of Sydney’s west. The city is home to Westfield Parramatta, Australia’s third largest shopping centre as well as small retail precincts including Harris Park.

East Street, Phillip Street and Church Street are the dining hubs of the city with Church Street focusing on alfresco style dining and offering a variety of cuisines with the southern end showcasing many Chinese restaurants.

Lord Mayor Welcome

This is an exciting time for the City of Parramatta. As more people choose to live in, work in and visit our great City, Parramatta is emerging as a centre of economic activity, culture and creativity. The challenge for Parramatta is to carefully manage this transformation in order to bring the greatest benefit for all members of our community.

We look forward to welcoming you next year for a highly informative Conference. Our City, as well as being a commercial core with more than 16,000 businesses, also boasts major health, sport, education, art and top-class restaurant precincts.

While you’re in Parramatta, I encourage you to take a stroll along the river foreshore, enjoy the diverse array of multicultural cuisines on offer in Eat Street and surrounds, watch a show at Riverside Theatres, explore our unique heritage sites or take time out for some shopping.



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