Broadbeach parking

Some streets in of Broadbeach fall within the Central Traffic Area, which is part of our Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme. Time-limited parking (3 hours) applies in the Central Traffic Area from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except as signed).

View a map of the Central Traffic Area boundaries(PDF, 118KB)

Parking in Broadbeach includes:

  • paid metered parking
    • some parking has varied pricing, with the fee changing in response to demand
    • some parking meters are free for the first 30 minutes (Surf Parade CBD)
  • resident and visitor parking permits
  • Central Traffic Area parking (limited to 3 hours between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, within the traffic area)
  • on-street time-limited parking as signed (9am to 7pm, every day including public holidays).

Free parking

Broadbeach has around 160 paid on-street spaces in the main CBD; everything else is free.

Metered parking

Metered parking exists in the following areas and applies seven days a week (9am to 7pm), including public holidays. You can pay for parking using cash, credit cards or the EasyPark app. For more information about how to pay visit Metered parking.

On-street parking Time limit Time of the day and hourly rate
9am-11am 11am-2pm 2pm-7pm
Albert Avenue 1P $2.90 $2.90 $2.90
Surf Parade CBD (parking free for first 30 minutes) 1P $3.00 $3.60 $3.00
Charles Avenue 2P $3.10 $3.10 $3.10
Gold Coast Highway 2P $2.80 $3.00 $2.80
Queensland Avenue West (Surf Parade to Gold Coast Highway) 1P $1.50 $1.50  $1.50 
Queensland Avenue East (Surf Parade to Old Burleigh Road) 3P $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
Old Burleigh Road North (Queensland Avenue to Victoria Avenue) 4P $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
Progressive pricing Time limit Hourly rates
First hour 2-4 hours
Albert Avenue East 4P $2.00 $3.50

Parking permits

Resident parking permits for the Central Traffic Area are provided at no cost to those who are eligible.

Resident parking permits are issued for a calendar year. Visitor parking permits are issued for an annual fee. Visit the pages below for eligibility criteria and details of how to apply.

Council carparks

There is a Council carpark in Basement level 1 under the Qube building, 2-4 Jubilee Avenue. For more information visit Jubilee Avenue Carpark.

Safe and legal parking

Find advice on parking safely and legally within the city. Download our safe and legal parking guides below.