What changes are being made to parking at HOTA?
All general parking bays throughout the HOTA metered site will allow up to 4 hours of free parking per day. You will now need to enter your vehicle registration for free parking at a parking metre.
Will the parking machines at HOTA still operate the same way?
No, the parking machine will work slightly differently. To access free parking please read the screen carefully; general visitors will be offered the option to redeem up to 4 hours of free parking or pay the one-off fee for staying longer than 4 hours.
Who is eligible for free parking at HOTA?
All visitors to the HOTA site may park for up to 4 hours without paying.
Can I park for 2 hours free in the morning and for 2 hours again later in the day?
No, the free parking session is only valid once per day, per vehicle, regardless of the time used.
What if I want to park for longer than 4 hours?
You will need to pay if you wish to stay for longer than 4 hours. Payment can be made via a parking machine on site, or via the EasyPark mobile payment app.
What if I’ve paid to park all day but need to take my car out briefly?
If payment is made, you can come and go throughout that same day, and park in any available all-day paid parking space within the HOTA precinct on the condition that the vehicle registration number for your paid parking session has been entered into the parking meter or EasyPark app.
How much will parking at HOTA cost from 5 October 2021?
A one-off parking fee of $5.80 will apply to any visitor parking for more than 4 hours and/or any visitor who has already been provided with up to 4 hours free parking earlier in the day.
Are there any spaces I can’t park in?
Yes, a small number of parking spaces at HOTA are allocated for specific user types only. Please check for any regulatory signs when you park.
What if I have problems using a parking machine?
You can access free parking, or pay for long-term parking, at any parking machine. If you find a fault with one meter, please use another nearby. For parking machine faults, please call 07 5581 6667.
Will meters accept card or cash only?
There is a mix of card only parking meters and standard cash and card parking meters within the HOTA precinct. Card only, ‘lite’ parking meters operate in the same manner as standard parking meters in a smaller form factor. Lite meters have similar functionality, with instructions clearly displayed on-screen. The installation of lite meters is in-line with current payment trends, which heavily favour the use of card over cash payments.