Who we are
The City of Parramatta Council’s Research and Collection Services team provide you with access to research, archives and cultural collections relating to Parramatta’s Local Government Area.
Our professional team consists of the Research and Collection Services Coordinator, the Heritage Archivist, and the Cultural Collections Officer.
The Local Studies and Family History Library (Heritage Team) consists of a Team Leader, Family History and Local History Specialist. The Local Studies and Family History Library is located on Level 2 of PHIVE.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Closed Public Holidays
Research Lab Opening hours (by appointment only):
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment, providing at least 2 working days notice.
We share and celebrate our cultural heritage assets and stories.
What we do
The Research and Collection Services (RCS) team is passionate about gathering, preserving and sharing the history and heritage of our dynamic river city at the centre of global Sydney – that is Parramatta.
We collect and care for council and community archives, civic and cultural objects, archaeological artefacts and a collection of mixed media material. Our Research Library houses a broad range of books, newspapers, reports and microfilm.
Click on the ‘What we do’ menu to explore our digital archives and collections and read our research articles and publications online. For further information contact our helpful and professional team by phone or via our online enquiry form.