Local area parking changes

We undertake regular parking studies and local stakeholder consultation to learn about people's parking concerns and the area's needs. Our goal is to provide the best parking for each part of the city, with a focus on keeping people moving, allowing better access to local centres and easier parking for visitors.

Recent local area parking changes affect Currumbin, Rainbow Bay and Coolangatta:

Currumbin

In February 2021 we changed the way we manage parking in Currumbin.

New parking measures were introduced to manage high demand for car parking. The changes will:

  • improve turnover of parking spaces along the beachfront and business centre, to
  • increase availability of parking in areas of high demand to improve visitor experience
  • reduce congestion and fewer cars circulating to look for parking.

Time-limited parking applies in Currumbin between 9am and 5pm each Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays, except as alternatively signed.

For more information please download the Currumbin - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 230KB)

Changes to on-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Pacific Parade, between Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC)
and Murraba Street (excluding western side commercial precinct)
3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Duringan Street, north of Murraba Street
Pacific Parade, between SLSC and Murraba Street
(specifically western side commercial precinct)
2 hours Monday to Sunday, including public holidays

Changes to off-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Pacific Parade carpark, adjacent to Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

More information about visiting Currumbin

By implementing time limited parking during peak times we can better manage the growing demand for parking in Currumbin, ensuring that everyone has access to our amenities, businesses and the beach.

All parking in Currumbin is free.

Consider using Active travel when visiting Currumbin, with sealed walkways providing beachfront access from the north and south.

We will undertake a review of the management measures 12 months from implementation.

Rainbow Bay

In February 2021 we changed the way we manage parking in Rainbow Bay.

New parking measures were introduced to manage high demand for car parking. The changes will:

  • improve turnover of parking spaces along the beachfront and business centre, to
  • increase availability of parking in areas of high demand to improve visitor experience
  • reduce congestion and fewer cars circulating to look for parking.

Time-limited parking applies in Rainbow Bay between 9am and 5pm each Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays, except as alternatively signed.

For more information please download the Rainbow Bay - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 230KB)

Changes to on-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Ward Street 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Marine Parade (between Hill Street and Tweed Terrace)
Snapper Rocks Road 4 hours
Boundary Street (opposite commercial precinct) 2 hours

Changes to off-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Pat Fagan Park (western Marine Parade) 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Apex Park (Marine Parade / Tweed Terrace)

More information about visiting Rainbow Bay

By implementing time-limited parking during peak times we can better manage the growing demand for parking in Rainbow Bay, ensuring that everyone has access to our amenities, beaches and businesses.

  • All parking in Rainbow Bay is free.
  • Bus services operate from Tweed Heads and Kirra every seven to 10 minutes between 7am and 7pm, linking to light rail northbound.
  • Using Active travel when visiting Rainbow Bay is easy, with sealed walkways and cycle lanes providing beachfront access from the northern Gold Coast.

We will undertake a review of the management measures 12 months from implementation.

See the section below for information on parking changes in the nearby Coolangatta CBD.

Coolangatta Central Business District

In February 2021 we changed the way we manage parking in central Coolangatta.

New parking measures were introduced to manage high demand for car parking. The changes will:

  • improve turnover of parking spaces along the beachfront and business centre, to
  • increase availability of parking in areas of high demand to improve visitor experience
  • reduce congestion and fewer cars circulating to look for parking.

Parking changes in Coolangatta's centre will align with those already in place, applicable between 9am and 5pm every day, including public holidays, except as alternatively signed.

For more information please download the Coolangatta - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 230KB)

Changes to on-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Marine Parade (between McLean and Hill Streets) 3 hours Monday to Sunday, including public holidays
McLean Street
(change to existing time limits)
2 hours
Dutton Street
(change to existing time limits)
Boundary Street (between Clarke and Hill Streets)
(change to existing time limits)

Changes to off-street parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
Chalk Street Carpark
(north-western end)
3 hours Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays
Marine Parade Carpark
(between McDonald and Hill Streets)
4 hours Monday to Sunday, including public holidays

More information about visiting Coolangatta

By having time-limited parking during peak times we can better manage the growing demand for parking in Coolangatta, ensuring that everyone has access to our amenities, beaches and businesses.

  • All parking in Coolangatta is free.
  • A number of bus service routes operate from Coolangatta Central every five to ten minutes between 7am and 7pm, including links to Coolangatta International Airport, light rail northbound and NSW routes.
  • Using Active travel when visiting Coolangatta is easy, with sealed walkways and cycle lanes providing beachfront access from the northern Gold Coast.

We will undertake a review of the management measures 12 months from implementation.

See the section above for information on parking changes in nearby Rainbow Bay.

Previous local area parking changes

The following local parking area changes were implemented in 2018.

Mudgeeraba

Parking restrictions in Mudgeeraba changed on 23 July 2018. The times of parking restrictions did not change. Parking is restricted:

  • from 9am to 5pm
  • Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays.

For more information please download the Mudgeeraba - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 122KB)

On-street parking

Street Maximum duration of stay Time and day restrictions
Firth Park
(Somerset Drive)
All day Unrestricted
7 days a week
Elsie Laver Park
(Railway Street)
Swan Lane 1 hour 9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
Railway Street
(south eastern side)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday, Wednesday to Saturday
5 hours 9am - 5pm
Tuesday
Railway Street
(northern end)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
Railway Street
(northern end)
School Street
(eastern end)
Robert Street
(off-street, south eastern side)
Robert Street
(south western side)
15 minutes 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday and
9am - 12pm Saturday
Railway Street
(off-street, behind the Old Post Office)
2 hours and
4 hours
9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
with majority unrestricted

Nobby Beach

Parking restrictions at Nobby Beach changed on 9 July 2018. Except as signed, parking restrictions now apply:

  • from 9am to 10pm
  • every day, including public holidays.

For more information please download the Nobby Beach - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 97KB)

On-street parking

Steet Maximum duration of stay Time and day restrictions
Gold Coast Highway Service Road
(western side between Chairlift Avenue & Wave Street)
3 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week
Gold Coast Highway Service Road
(eastern side between Chairlift Avenue & Wave Street)
1/2 hour 9am - 10pm
(except as signed)
7 days per week
2 hours
Great Hall Drive
(south of Chairlift Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week
Chairlift Avenue
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)
Lavarack Road
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)
Wave Street
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)

Palm Beach

Parking restrictions in Palm Beach changed on 16 July 2018. Except as signed, parking restrictions now apply:

  • from 9am to 5pm
  • Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

In some parts of Palm Beach where parking demand is high, restrictions now apply:

  • from 9am to 10pm
  • every day, including public holidays.

For more information please download the Palm Beach - Local area parking changes map(PDF, 145KB)

On-street parking

Street Maximum duration of stay Time and day restrictions
Palm Beach Avenue
(east of Jefferson Lane to the beach)
3 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Cypress Terrace
(between Ninth Avenue and Fourth Avenue - western side)
Palm Beach Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and Philippine Parade)
3 hours
(and some unrestricted)
9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Gold Coast Highway
(between Sixth Avenue and Fourth Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Fourth Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)
Seventh Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the beach)
Eighth Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)
Palm Beach Avenue
(between the Gold Coast Highway and Jefferson Lane)
Cypress Terrace
(between Ninth Avenue and Fourth Avenue - eastern side)
Gold Coast Highway
(between Sixth Avenue and Fourth Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
Monday to Sunday
Fifth Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)
1/4 hours and
1/2 hour
9am - 5pm
Monday to Sunday
2 hours 5pm- 10pm
Monday to Sunday
Palm Beach Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)
1 hour 9am - 10pm
Monday to Sunday
Sixth Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)

Off-street parking regulations

Street Maximum duration of stay Time and day restrictions
Fifth Avenue Carpark
(corner of Cypress Terrace)
3 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Jefferson Lane Carpark
(corner of Seventh Avenue)
3 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Joe Davidson Carpark
(Seventh Avenue)
2 hours
(and some unrestricted)
9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday