‘Activate Parramatta’, a Transport for NSW plan for businesses impacted by Parramatta Light Rail construction, has been developed to bring life and vitality into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area by promoting local businesses, events and activities.


Get involved

Download the 'Activate Parramatta' app and check out our current campaigns supporting local businesses. 

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Current campaigns

Christmas ADVENTure description

Join Transport for NSW’s new Christmas ADVENTure campaign to go into the draw for amazing prizes across November and December. 

Our Christmas ADVENTure starts on November 27. Make sure you download or update the Activate Parramatta app to start your ADVENTure. The app will also allow you to access an interactive augmented reality art experience that will be set up at iconic locations around the Parramatta CBD.

The app works like a traditional advent calendar, so it’s exciting to open a door each day and discover what surprise is waiting there for you. The more offers and daily deals you redeem, the more chances you have to win great prizes, including:

  • a Root Industries Type R Scooter from Scooter Hut
  • an Ashton CG44 guitar from the Guitar Factory
  • a Bombe Alaska cake from Messina
  • a $150 wardrobe update from Lichaa Menswear
  • the major prize of an overnight stay at Novotel Sydney, Parramatta, a dining voucher at Lone Star Rib House and a wash, cut and blow dry at Michael’s Hair in North Parramatta


Previous campaigns

Westmead Shop Local

Westmead is home to wonderful services, restaurants and cafes for the local community. Using this Shop Local Westmead guide, we encourage you to shop local and explore the special offers that are available until 13 November 2020. This campaign is part of ‘Activate Parramatta’, a Transport for NSW plan to support local businesses during the construction of the Parramatta Light Rail. To find out more, visit Supporting Businesses.

Business Offers
Epic Dry Cleaning and Laundry  Men's Special - 5 business shirts and 1 pants for $25 
Friendly Grocer  - Saurbhi Sunflower & Vegetable oil, 5 litres for $4.99 
 - Nova 12 pack natural water, 600ml for $5.99
Michel's Patisserie Small coffee and cake of the day for $7.90
New Leaf Realtors Free rental property advertisement - 4.5% GST per month if leased, 1.5% + GST sales commission (conditions apply)
Oporto Westmead Rappa range with soft drink for $13.95  
Sehaj Indian Food And Sweets Any curry on rice and soft drink for $9.90
Subway Everyday value range for $5
Thuy Hot Bread  Pork roll for $4.50, salad roll for $4.00, 6 bread rolls for $1.80
Westmead Foot Clinic $5 off any appointment on a Monday
Westmead Tavern Free garlic bread and middy of soft drink with every main meal purchased
Westmead Thai 9 Restaurant Chicken or vegetable Pad Thai with any soft drink for $14.90
175 Hotel Westmead  $10.00 off the published internet rate when booking direct with the hotel – "Hospitality with Heart"



NSW Small Business Month

It’s Small Business Month, and to celebrate all the businesses in our local community, the Parramatta Light Rail project is offering exciting prizes and giveaways that you can redeem at your favourite Parramatta small business. For your chance to win, simply download the ‘Activate Parramatta’ app and scan the in-store QR code every time you shop.

Scan to win 1 of 10 prizes

  • Disney+ Drive-in – 1 car (3 people or more) + dinner voucher at Itihaas Restaurant
  • Disney+ Drive-in – 1 car (3 people or more) + dinner voucher at Kukulas
  • Thundery Massage Westmead – massage voucher
  • SJJA Jiujitsu Academy – one month of unlimited classes
  • Michaels Hair and Beauty – cut, blow dry and treatment
  • Peter Wynn’s Score – Eels supporter pack and Peter Wynn signed mug
  • Lichaa Menswear & Formal Hire – voucher
  • Rosehill Bowling Club – barefoot bowls for a group of five + food voucher
  • GPS Fitness – three personal training sessions
  • City of Parramatta Council gift card

Deals and special offers will be announced on the Parramatta Light Rail Facebook page every Monday and Friday. Click here to follow the Parramatta Light Rail Facebook page and stay in the loop!



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The Dine. Scan. Win. campaign encouraged shoppers to dine or make a purchase at a local participating business to go in the draw to win a weekly $100 voucher from a local restaurant, café or takeaway shop. The campaign ran from 24 June to 18 September 2020. Winners were drawn weekly and notified via email. Terms and conditions can be found here.

Weekly winners

Draw Date Prize Winner 
Friday, 3 July 2020 $100 voucher - Restaurant 317  R. Tan
Friday, 10 July 2020 $100 voucher - Istanbul In Parra  H. Gill
Friday, 17 July 2020 $100 voucher - Bay Vista Parramatta   E. Lee
Friday, 24 July 2020 $100 voucher - Goodfellas Espresso House    R. Arumugam
Friday, 31 July 2020     $100 voucher - Itihaas Indian Restaurant  A. Luc
Friday, 7 August 2020 $100 voucher - The Edge Sports and Nutrition  J. de Castro
Friday, 14 August 2020 $100 voucher - Sicilian Parramatta  B. Edler
Friday, 21 August 2020 $100 voucher - SAIMAI By Thai I M  K. Wong
Friday, 28 August 2020 $100 voucher - Vasco's Chicken  C. Dizon
Friday, 4 September 2020  $100 voucher - Thai Westmead 9 Restaurant  B. Azad
Friday, 11 September 2020  $100 voucher - Milky Lane Parramatta  M. North
Friday, 18 September 2020  $100 voucher - Little Greece Gyros & Souvlaki bar   Brian



Shop local campaign

The Shop. Scan. Win. campaign encouraged shoppers to make a purchase at a local participating business in the Carlingford to Camellia corridor to go in the draw to win a weekly $100 voucher from a participating shop. The campaign ran from 5 August to 1 October 2020. Winners were drawn weekly and notified via email. Terms and conditions can be found here.

Draw Date Prize Winner 
 Friday, 14 August 2020   $50 vouchers - Café Grand and Café HaeMeal  A. Sharpe 
 Friday, 21 August 2020  $50 vouchers - Springfield Pharmacy and Dundas Village Newsagency   J. Ward
 Friday, 28 August 2020  $100 voucher - Mercure Hotel Parramatta  R. Ward
 Friday, 4 September 2020  $100 voucher - Carlingford Music  M. Malik
 Friday, 11 September 2020  $100 voucher - Klassik Hair Salon  S. Stirckland 
 Friday, 18 September 2020  $100 voucher - Code Red Laser  A. Dela Cruz Palacio 
 Friday, 25 September 2020   $100 voucher - Courtyard Café  R. Das
 Friday, 2 October 2020  $100 voucher - Braggs Auto Electric  M. Lewis


Discover Parramatta

For a roundup of the best places to eat and drink, heritage landmarks to visit, culture, festivals and nature to explore, head to Discover Parramatta to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in Parramatta and its neighbourhoods.