Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, New South Wales

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Parramatta City Council Archives, New South Wales
  • Parramatta Local Studies Library, New South Wales


  • Municipal

Contact area



Street address

346A Church Street, Parramatta




New South Wales

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Postal code



Archives: 02 8839 3328; Local Studies Collection: 02 8839 3331




Description area


Parramatta City Council Archives preserves and makes accessible records relating to the functions and activities of Parramatta City Council from the time of its incorporation in 1863. It includes records of Granville, Dundas, and Ermington and Rydalmere Municipal Councils which were amalgamated with Parramatta Council in 1948. These records illuminate the history and development of the Council and reflect the changes in the community and the rich history of the Parramatta area.

Local Studies and Family History Library Collections: The photographic and image collection of the Parramatta Local Studies Library can be searched on the website ( The Library's other resources can be searched on the Parramatta City Library's web catalogue. Further materials for research are available at the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre.

The Parramatta Council also maintains Heritage and Culture Collections (see website).

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Archives – Archivist
Local Studies Collection – Local Studies Librarian

Records management and collecting policies

Archives: Council business records from inception in 1861 until the present. Collecting - there is also a Community Archive containing records of past organisations from the Parramatta area.



Archival holdings include:

  • Council minute books
  • Rate and valuation books
  • Correspondence registers.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Publications include:
Jervis, James, The Cradle City Of Australia: A History of Parramatta 1788-1961, Parramatta City Council, Parramatta 1961
Kass, Terry; Liston, Carol; McClymont, John Parramatta: A Past Revealed. Parramatta City Council, Parramatta 1996.

Access area

Opening times

The Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre is open 7 Days a week, 9am-5pm and 10am-4pm on public holidays.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
For access to the Archives and the Library, contact the centre or the phone numbers or emails given above.

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Research services

Reproduction services

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Control area

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Access points

Access Points

  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

346A Church Street, Parramatta
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124