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City parking

Gold Coast parking has been designed to provide convenient, centrally located car parking to keep our city moving.

Parking permits

Resident and visitor parking permits

Resident and visitor parking permits allow residents and their visitors unlimited parking (subject to application and approval). For more information, follow the link to our Resident and visitor permit application page, or download the Resident/visitor parking permit application form.

Commercial vehicle parking permits

Commercial vehicle parking permits are issued under City of Gold Coast Local Law No. 2 (Regulated Parking) 2008 to regulate and manage parking in commercial loading zones throughout the city. For more information, follow the link to our Commercial vehicles page, or download the Commercial vehicle permit application form.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking for people with disabilities is available throughout the city. Disability parking permit holders must display a valid permit inside the vehicle on the lower left hand corner of the front windscreen, with the permit number and expiry date clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle. Interstate and overseas permits are also accepted. A permit must only be displayed when the permit holder is using the accessible parking space and the permit holder is entering or exiting the vehicle.

Holders of a valid disability parking permit are exempt from metered parking fees in the City’s paid parking areas under the conditions set out by the Queensland Government:

  • where the time limit specified by a parking sign is less than 30 minutes, parking will be allowed for up to 30 minutes
  • where the time limit specified by a parking sign is 30 minutes or more, parking will be allowed for an unlimited amount of time.

To apply for a disability parking permit visit the Queensland Government website or call 13 23 80.

Disability parking areas: To find locations of City car parks, visit our City parking map page. The PayStay app also displays on-street disability parking. For more information about how to download this app, see the sub-heading, "Use the PayStay app to find and pay for parking" on our Metered parking areas and pricing page.

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