Life in Parramatta
Life in Parramatta
Welcome to Parramatta. We know you are going to love living in Parramatta and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Parramatta a good place to live?
Yes, Parramatta is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Parramatta will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Parramatta
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Parramatta, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Parramatta. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Parramatta and want to find a job in Parramatta we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Parramatta for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Parramatta
Weather in Parramatta
Parramatta is a suburb and major commercial centre in Greater Western Sydney, located in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Parramatta is the administrative seat of the local government area of the City of Parramatta and is often regarded as the main business district of Greater Western Sydney. Parramatta also has a long history as a second administrative centre in the Sydney metropolitan region, playing host to a number of state government departments as well as state and federal courts. It is often colloquially referred to as “Parra”.
Parramatta, founded as a British settlement in 1788, the same year as Sydney, is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia and is the economic centre of Greater Western Sydney. Since 2000, government agencies such as the New South Wales Police Force and Sydney Water have relocated to Parramatta from the centre of Sydney.
Hotels and Accommodation in Parramatta
There are all types of accommodation available in Parramatta. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Parramatta is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Parramatta
Banks in Parramatta
Cafes in Parramatta
Carpet Cleaners in Parramatta
Dentists in Parramatta
Doctors and Medical clinics in Parramatta
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Parramatta Electricians below
Hospitals in Parramatta
Mechanics in Parramatta
Newspapers in Parramatta
Pest Control in Parramatta
Plumbers in Parramatta
Real Estate Agents in Parramatta
Restaurants in Parramatta
Schools in Parramatta
Solicitors in Parramatta
Supermarkets in Parramatta
Vets in Parramatta
For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.
To live and work in Australia you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa or a Permanent Residency visa as a skilled worker. Find out more and move to Australia to live and work and start you new life.