Help welcome the crew of HMAS Parramatta (IV) home as they parade the through city streets with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, band playing and Ensign flying.
Be part of an historical tradition going back hundreds of years and honour the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy and the ship named after our City, HMAS Parramatta.
HMAS Parramatta Freedom of Entry Parade commences at Prince Alfred Square, including the ‘Challenge’ on Lennox Bridge, continues down Church Street and concludes at Parramatta Town Hall.
The City of Parramatta is a proud supporter of our country’s armed forces.
Friday 9 September 2022
10.30am - 11.45am: Performance by NSW Police Band
11.45am - 12pm: Inspection of the Guard
12pm - 12:30pm: HMAS Parramatta Freedom of Entry Parade commences at Prince Alfred Square, including the ‘Challenge’ on Lennox Bridge, continues down Church Street and concludes at Parramatta Town Hall.
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How to Get to the Parade:
Parramatta is easily accessible by public transport and parking is available throughout the CBD. For more information about transport options, please visit: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living/parking-and-transport
For more information about CBD car parks, please visit: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living/parking-and-transport/car-parks
Further information about the City of Parramatta’s relationship with HMAS Parramatta and archival collection can be found on the City of Parramatta Research & Collections website.
For more details about HMAS Parramatta (IV) and the history and traditions of Freedom of Entry Parades, please visit the Royal Australian Navy website: