Riverfest, the annual community event celebrating the Parramatta River and surrounding catchment, is on again during October. 

This year’s Riverfest will take place between Thursday, 17 October and Sunday, 27 October. Check out some of these Inner West events or spread your wings and travel further down the river to experience dragon boating, kayaking, open swims and more…..

Spring Photo Call Out, until 30 November.
 Lovers of photography and wildlife are invited to enter Council’s nature photography competition. Tag and share native plant and animal photos on Instagram with the hashtags #innerwestwildlife and #iwccomp. Everyone can take part but only Inner West residents are eligible for prizes. Find out more or register at Spring Photo call Out

Aussie Backyard Bird Count, 21-27 October 
Take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count by spending 20 minutes in a ‘green patch’ of choice, and record any birds on the ‘Aussie Bird Count’ app or website. Observers can instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species counted not just across the neighbourhood but the whole of Australia. The data collected is used to understand more about the birds that live where people live. Find out more or register at BirdLife Australia

Early Birds’ Breakfast, 26 October 
Join a morning bird walk and talk at Richard Murden Reserve with Mark Fuller of Avianation  followed by croissants and coffee. Mark will share his passion for birds during an exploration of a range of habitats, from bushcare sites to riverbanks. Find out more or register at Council’s

Spring Clean at Rodd Point Saturday, 26 October 2019
City of Canada Bay, Tscudo, Friends of Cabarita Wharf and Bird Life Australia

Come along and help out at this festive community clean-up at Rodd Park to protect the habitat for some of our migratory shorebirds, including the much loved Bar-tailed Godwit – one of the Parramatta River’s animal mascots! Find out more or register here!

Whats OnRiverfest2019 is an initiative of The Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), an alliance of councils, state government agencies and community groups – including Inner West Council – working together to clean up the Parramatta River and make it swimmable again by 2025.