Gold Coast parking has been designed to provide convenient, centrally located car parking to keep our city moving.
Why not walk or cycle to work or school, take public transport or carpool? This is a great way to free up parking space across the city and help our environment.
Pay and display meters are in operation at a number of locations across the city. Follow these steps to use the machines:
- pay for your nominated time (by coin or credit card)
- collect your parking ticket
- display the parking ticket face up on the dashboard
- coins must be used to purchase a parking ticket in the event of the credit card facility not functioning
- motorcyclists who are unable to safely secure their paid parking voucher, can keep it on their person as proof of purchase
- if a machine is faulty, we ask that you phone the contact number which is clearly displayed on the pay and display machine so the fault can be recorded. It is not necessary to place additional coinage in the meter.
|Surfers Paradise||$2.90 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm
|Broadbeach||$2.60 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm
|Bundall||$1.40 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Burleigh Heads||$1.40 per hour||Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon
|Southport||$1.80 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport car park permits (Table 4 - City Car Parks) cannot be used in the all day on-street locations listed below:|
|Southport Nind Street Parking Centre||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport High Street (part west)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport Rawlins Street (west)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport Bay Street (part north)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport Suter Street (south)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport Lawson Street (part north)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
|Southport Marine Parade (part east and west)||$1.20 per hour||Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm|
Full details of infringement amounts can be found in Subordinate Local Law 2 (Regulated Parking), Schedule 3.
Revenue from metered parking and fines is used to increase and improve transport, parking and pedestrian movement in our city.
Payment details are supplied on the back of the ticket and can be made in person, by mail or by credit card over the phone or through our online services page.
All requests to review parking infringements are considered in accordance with Council of the City of Gold Coast's Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) Review Policy. In order to ensure all of the details of the request are given full consideration, it is recommended that a request to review a PIN be made in one of the following ways:
- Using the Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) Withdrawal Request form
- In writing by post: City of Gold Coast, PO Box 5042, Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9729
- Facsimile: 07 5581 7696
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where a valid reason is given, assistance can be provided to request a review, or alternatively a review can be requested on behalf of an affected person.
It should be noted that requests for withdrawal cannot be determined by enforcement officers in the field.
The City may consider withdrawal of a PIN if you can demonstrate any of the following occurred at the time of offence:
- your vehicle broke down and you were unable to move it to a legal position
- you were involved in a medical emergency
- you were issued the PIN in error
- you were issued a PIN as the registered owner of a vehicle, that at the time of the offence the vehicle had been sold or stolen, or was under the (permitted) control of another person
- regulatory signs had been removed or damaged.
In most circumstances PINs will not be withdrawn for the following reasons:
- financial hardship (if unable to pay the infringement then an application can be made for a payment plan)
- being unaware of the law or not seeing a sign
- disagreeing with the law (you may feel that the offence for which the infringement notice has been issued is trivial or did not cause a problem to anyone)
- running out of petrol
- not having adequate coins for the meter or pay and display machine
- appointment was delayed
- stopped in a restricted zone only briefly
- not correctly displaying 'pay and display' ticket if you have had a PIN withdrawn previously for this reason.
Relevant supporting documentation must be attached to the request. For further information, contact City Parking on 07 5581 6667.
Gold Coast Whole of City Vehicle Parking Strategy
The Gold Coast Whole of City Vehicle Parking Strategy examines parking in a city-wide context and provides a parking strategy to serve the economic, social and environmental needs of the city into the future.
In November 2004, the vision and objectives set out in the Whole of City Vehicle Parking Strategy were formally adopted by Council.