Let’s make Parramatta river swimmable again by
– 2025 –


This Summer we are showcasing rivers around the world that have been turned into public swimming and recreational sites; proof that our mission for the Parramatta River can be achieved.

Every week we will feature a unique swimming spot here on our website and on our Facebook pageComment and tell us what types of swimming sites you want to see on the Parramatta River - we want to hear from you!



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on social media

Let's tell the world that Sydney needs a swimmable river #ourlivingriver


– Vote –

for a location

Choose which of the 19 spots across the Parramatta river you'd most like to swim in.


– Download –

A supporter pack

Get a supporter pack of posters and stickers to use to show your support and spread the word.


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Vote for where you would like to swim or find out where you can swim now.

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A swimmable river means more than just people swimming. It means a clean and healthy river, with vibrant and active spaces that everyone can easily get to and enjoy in different ways. Explore the benefits