Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct represents the adjacent historic institutional sites of the Roman Catholic Orphan School/ Parramatta Girls Home (site 1) and Parramatta Female Factory/ Cumberland Hospital (site 2). Both sites are located within the NSW State Government owned Parramatta North Heritage site which is currently undergoing redevelopment as a arts and cultural precinct.

Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct is not yet activated for general use as a public heritage site and has no public facilities, interpretation centre or access to buildings.

Information on Public events and Open days at the precinct will be posted on this website when scheduled. Otherwise visitors wishing to explore the grounds only may do so respectfully Monday to Saturday when gates are open between 8am and 6pm.

Site 1
  • ​Roman Catholic Orphan School

  • Parramatta Girls Home

  • Kamballa & Taldree Shelter

  • Norma Parker Centre

1 Fleet Street North Parramatta​


There is no access to buildings, however visitors are welcome to explore the grounds Mon - Sat. Gates Open at 8am close at 6pm

  • On site parking available.

  • ​Wheelchair accessible

  • Ground areas are level and walkable​

Site 2
  • ​Parramatta Female Factory

  • Parramatta Lunatic Asylum

  • Cumberland Hospital

5 Fleet Street North Parramatta​​


Cumberland Hospital is a public mental health facility, please be respectful.

  • Access is restricted to grounds only.

  • No public facilities available for visitors.

  • Ground areas are level and walkable​

Contact Us

1 Fleet Street

Parramatta North NSW 2151

Office Hours: 11am to 4pm Tuesdays 

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