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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 8.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9am - 12noon
Streets and car parks Time limit Cost/hour
Gladstone Rd, Bright, Peel streets, Hardy Lane 2 hours $2.00
Derby, Grey, Lowe streets, Palmerston Road 2 hours $1.50
Reads Quay - opposite river side 2 hours $1.50
Reads Quay - river side only 8 hours 1
Grey Street car park, Customhouse Street 8 hours $1.00
Library car park 2 hours $1.00

How to use the meters

A paperless parking payment system operates in the CBD, it uses your vehicle's license plate number.

In the pay-by-plate system your registration number is not associated with or cross-referenced to any other authorities’ database for vehicle registrations, and no vehicle owner information is captured when you pay.

Parking officers use licence plate recognition to confirm that your vehicle has a valid parking session in the area it’s parked.

Instructions to pay for parking

Enter the vehicle licence plate number and pay for the amount of time you want to park.

You won’t receive a paper ticket, so there’s no ticket to display in your car.

Video how to use pay-by-plate parking meters

Parking offences and infringement fees

Description Fees
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 one hour $15
More than 1 hour but not more than two hours $21
More than 2 hours but not more than four hours $30
More than 4 hours $42
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

Parking information

Parts of Childers, Palmerston roads, part of Derby St, most streets beyond Derby Street towards Roebuck Road.

8 hour metered parking spaces in Grey St car park and part of Reads Quay.

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

Between Bright and Grey streets behind Farmers - see meter for time limit and fee.

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.

Map of parking areas and fees