Parking meters operate in a number of locations across the City of Gold Coast. Signs in each area explain when payment is required and how long you can park.
When you park in a metered parking space, make sure you check the parking time limits. You must not park for longer than the time shown on the sign. For example, in a 2P space, you must not park longer than 2 hours. You must move your vehicle on or before the maximum 2-hour period is reached. If you stay longer than the displayed time, you may be fined.
We use in-ground sensors in most metered parking areas to record when a parking space is occupied and how long the vehicle stays.
For more information, please see Metered parking.
Traffic Areas are geographical areas with time-limited parking on all streets. The maximum time you can park varies, depending on the Traffic Area and the time of day.
Traffic Areas are signed at their boundaries. Timed parking limits apply to all streets within the Traffic Area, even if the specific street is not signed.
For more information, please see Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme.