Find out more about the city’s time restricted parking traffic areas.
The City uses parking meter machines with the latest technology to make it easier to find parking and to keep our city moving.
Various parking permits are accepted for parking in the city, including disability parking, residents, visitors, and resident event parking (specific areas), and commercial vehicles. Find out if you are eligible, and how to apply if you are.
Parking restrictions (e.g. timed parking) exist to ensure that traffic flows smoothly in and around the city; clearways, school and bus zones are kept safe and clear; residents can park locally; and that public and business areas remain accessible to all.
Find out more at our Safe and legal parking tips page.
Find out how to pay or view a parking fine (infringement notice) plus information on the City’s Parking Infringement Notice (PIN) Review Policy.
You can report issues with illegally parked vehicles by visiting our Report a problem - Vehicles page and lodging an online complaint, calling the City Parking enquiry line on 07 5667 5989, visiting a customer service centre, or by downloading our mobile app. Our City Parking officers will respond to your request and enforce the City’s parking regulations where applicable.
The City Parking Plan addresses the issues of keeping our city moving, managing parking, to increase availability while improving customer service and boosting economic activity. Find out about some of the City's initiatives:
An increased number of traffic areas are now in place around the city to manage overflow parking in residential streets.
The City has undertaken parking studies and stakeholder consultation in some local areas to better understand current parking habits and future requirements. The aim of the changes is to increase vehicle turnover and accessibility within the centres to ensure customers and visitors find it easier to park.
Changes to the way you pay for parking at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct from 4 December 2017.