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City parking

Local area parking changes

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.

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Parking permits

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.

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Numbered car parking bays along the beachfront

Where to park

Find places to park using our City parking map and Metered parking areas and pricing pages.

Find out more about the city’s time restricted parking traffic areas.


Parking rules

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.


Parking fines

Find out how to pay or view a parking fine (infringement notice) plus information on the City’s Parking Infringement Notice (PIN) Review Policy.

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Reporting illegally parked vehicles

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.


Metered parking

The City uses parking meter machines with the latest technology to make it easier to find parking and to keep our city moving.

Find out more on our Metered parking areas and pricing page. View the rules about metered parking on our Safe and legal parking tips page.


City Parking Plan

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:


Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme (TAPPS)

An increased number of traffic areas are now in place around the city to manage overflow parking in residential streets.

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Parking at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Changes to the way you pay for parking at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct from 4 December 2017.

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