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Parramatta Park

Australia Day 2018

Friday January 26

Parramatta Park

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

Kicking off at 6am with the popular Aerial hot-air balloon display, the celebrations continue with The Big BBQ, the iconic CARnivale display featuring hundreds of classic and vintage vehicles, entertainment and rides, workshops, activities and live music at The Crescent followed by a 15-minute fireworks finale at 9pm.

Parramatta’s annual Parravision talent competition will host its grand final showdown at Australia Day Parramatta where three best acts and groups will be announced winners.

For more event information, including the Event Program please visit the Australia Day Parramatta website.

Please note, Australia Day in Parramatta Park is set to be one of the biggest events in Sydney and will be a pedestrian zone! There will be no parking inside the Park during these times.

This means Parramatta Park will be car and cycle free from 1pm on Thursday 25th January to 2am on Saturday 27th January 2018 for the safety and enjoyment of Park and event visitors. 

We encourage people to take public transport to the event. To plan your journey visit

The main entry point is through O'Connell Street (Tudor Gatehouse) or via Macquarie Street.

Cyclists please be aware there will be changed traffic conditions inside the park between 22nd - 25th January and 27th - 29th January 2018. Please ride carefully and follow any safety instructions.

For more information about other nearby parking in Parramatta, check the Parramatta City Council website  


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