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Parking fees and fines

There are about 1000 free all-day car parking spaces available within easy walking distance of Gladstone Road.

Cost to park in the CBD and the time limit

Metered parking is charged Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 12noon.

Gladstone Road, Bright Street, Hardy Lane and Peel Street is $2 per hour and the maximum limit is 2 hours.

Metered parking in Derby Street, Grey Street, Lowe Street, Palmerston Road and Reads Quay is $1.50/hr.

Parking spaces allowing 8 hours metered parking at Grey Street car park, Customhouse St and Reads Quay is $2/hr.

Parking fines and information

Parking offence - fee increases on timeInfringement fee fixed by Council
Parked at an expired meter$12
Displayed expired parking authorisation$12
Time variations of timed offences
Not more than 30 minutes$12
More than 30 minutes but not more than 1 hour$15
More than 1 hour but not more than 2 hours$21
More than 2 hours but not more than 4 hours$30
More than 4 hours$42
Infringement fee fixed by statue
Failing to display parking authorisation ticket in pay and display area$40

All other parking infringement fees and stationary vehicle offences infringement fees are set by statute, specifically Schedule 1 of Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999

There are 2 colours of tickets:

Blue tickets - dispensed where a 2 hour parking restriction applies.  Tickets cost $2/hr and may be used in any area where pay parking is in operation, including stand-alone parking meters.

Red tickets - dispensed and can only be used in the same area. Tickets cost $1.50.

Parts of Childers Rd, Customhouse St, Palmerston Rd, part of Derby St, most streets beyond Derby St towards Roebuck Rd.

8 hour metered parking spaces in Grey St car park, Customhouse St and Reads Quay.

Check for parking signs, some have time limits, otherwise it's all day.

Between Bright and Grey streets behind Farmers - $2/hr.
The War Memorial Theatre in Bright Street is free parking.

Bright Street - War Memorial Theatre car park, part of Customhouse St, parts of Childers Rd, side streets from Derby to Roebuck Rd

Clearways or 'no parking' are marked by signs a bright blue broken line painted on the road next to the kerb. Clearways operate from Monday to Sunday 11pm to 5am in Peel St between Gladstone and Childers roads also Gladstone Rd between Lowe and Customhouse streets.

Any unoccupied vehicle parked in a clearway will receive a $60 fine and will be towed. The owner has to make arrangements with the towage firm to get their vehicle back. This is over and above the $60 infringement fine.