What is the Online Community Panel?

Council’s online Community Panel is made up of more than 9,500 residents, workers, visitors, business owners and students who care about our city, actively discuss options and help create our future. We want this panel to grow and become truly representative of the diversity of our city.

It’s free to sign up and you’ll receive emails sharing when topics are coming up for discussion. You’ll find out how you can take part in online and in-person surveys and be invited to join workshops, attend events or public meetings.

Who can join?

You are eligible to become a member of the Community Panel if you are 16 years of age or older, and are a:

  • resident – anyone who lives within the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA)
  • business owner – anyone who owns or operates a business or social enterprise within the Parramatta LGA
  • worker – anyone who undertakes paid work within the Parramatta LGA
  • volunteer – anyone who undertakes voluntary work within the Parramatta LGA
  • visitor – anyone who lives outside the Parramatta LGA and has visited in the last 12 months for any reason (e.g. to visit university, to shop, dine, stay, attend sporting or cultural events).

Please note, you are not eligible to be a member of the Community Panel if you are:

  • employed by City of Parramatta Council
  • an elected member of City of Parramatta Council
  • under 16 years of age.

How can I join?

To join the panel, simply click the ‘Join’ button at the top right corner of this page and make sure you tick the box to join the community panel at the end of the sign-up form.

Accessibility and Translations

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like information supplied in another language or format, contact Council's Community Engagement Team on 1300 617 058 or at participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the National Relay Service at relayservice.gov.au and provide them with the City of Parramatta contact number, 1300 617 058.