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.

Upcoming local area parking changes

Broadbeach, early April 2022

From 4 April 2022, changes to parking in the Broadbeach CBD will be introduced to manage availability of spaces and simplify tariffs.

For more information, please download the Broadbeach – Local area parking changes map(PDF, 239KB)

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 Maximum stay Time of day and hourly rate
9am – 11am 11am – 2Pm 2Pm – 7pm
Albert Avenue West 2 hours $3.00 $3.60 $3.00
Surf Parade CBD 2 hours $3.00 $3.60 $3.00
Charles Avenue 2 hours $3.10 $3.10 $3.10
Elizabeth Avenue 2 hours Free Free Free
Gold Coast Highway 2 hours $2.80 $3.00 $2.80
Surf Parade north & south 2 hours Free Free Free
Capricornia Avenue 3 hours Free Free Free
Queensland Avenue east & west 3 hours $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
Old Burleigh Road
(Queensland Avenue to Kurrawa SLSC)
4 hours $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
Old Burleigh Road
(Kurrawa SLSC to Margaret Avenue)
4 hours Free Free Free
On-street parking Maximum stay Progressive pricing hourly rates
1st hour 2–4 hours
Albert Avenue East 4 hours $2.00 $3.50
Off-street parking maximum stay Rate
Pratten Park North Carpark 3 hours Free
Pratten Park South Carpark 4 hours Free

Note: Broadbeach sits within the 3-hour Central Traffic Area. For more information, please see our Broadbeach parking page.

Did you know?

  • Parking revenue is invested into local area improvements
  • There are 230 free parking spaces along Old Burleigh Road between Charles Avenue and Alexandra Avenue
  • There are more than 60 free beachfront parking spaces along Broadbeach Boulevard between Queensland Avenue and Australia Avenue

Southport, late April 2022

It is anticipated that from 26 April 2022, changes to on-street parking in the Southport CBD will be introduced to increase the length of stay, cap all-day rates and simplify tariffs.

For more information, please download the Southport – Local area parking changes map(PDF, 403KB)

On-street parking Maximum stay Fees
(9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday)
Maximum cost
Progressive pricing 4 hours 0–2 hours = $2.90/hr
2–4 hours = $4.40/hr
14.60
All day 8 hours $2.90/hr 7.20
Off-street parking Fees
Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Athol Paterson Carpark* $2.10 $6.20 $29.00 $104.00
Carey Carpark* $2.10 $6.20 $29.00 $104.00
Cloyne Road Carpark* $2.10 $6.20 $29.00 $104.00
Mal Burke Carpark* $2.10 $6.20 $29.00 $104.00
Broadwater Parklands $2.40 NA NA NA

* Three-month and 6-month vouchers are also available for these off-street carparks, as are multi carpark use vouchers. Visit Southport parking for details.

Did you know?

  • Parking on-street in the Southport CBD is FREE on Sundays and public holidays
  • Parking revenue is invested into local area improvements

Note: The Southport CBD sits within the wider 2-hour Southport Traffic Area. For more information, please see our Southport parking page.

Surfers Paradise, late May 2022

Due to inclement weather delays, it is now anticipated that from late May 2022, changes to on-street parking in the heart of Surfers Paradise will be introduced to increase the length of stay and provide consistent pricing throughout.

For more information, please download the Surfers Paradise – Local area parking changes map(PDF, 335KB)

On-street parking Maximum stay Fees
(9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday)
Maximum cost
Progressive pricing 4 hours 0–2 hours = $4.20/hr
2–4 hours = $6.30/hr
$21.00
Off-street parking Fees
Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Cypress Avenue Carpark $1.50 $5.00 $25.00 $95.00
Bruce Bishop Carpark $3.00 $5.00* $47.00 $120.00

*Discount rate ending 5 June 2022. Daily rate will revert to $15 from 6 June 2022.

Did you know?

  • Parking revenue is invested into local area improvements
  • 3-month and 6-month vouchers are also available for the Cypress Avenue Carpark, as are multi carpark use vouchers
  • 3-day, 3-month and early bird rates are available for the Bruce Bishop Carpark.

Note: Surfers Paradise sits within the 3-hour Central Traffic Area. For more information, please see our Surfers Paradise parking page.

Burleigh Heads, late June 2022

It is anticipated that from late June 2022, changes to parking in Burleigh Heads will be introduced to manage high demand for car parking and provide the community with better parking availability to meet their needs.

For more information, please download the Burleigh Heads – Local area parking changes map(PDF, 134KB)

On-street parking Maximum stay Time of day and hourly rate
9am – 10am 10am – 2pm 2pm – 5pm
James Street 2P $2.00 $2.50 $2.00
Park Avenue 2P $1.70 $2.00 $1.70
Gold Coast Highway 2P $1.90 $1.90 $1.90
West Street north 3P $1.70 $1.70 $1.70
Connor Street 3P $1.70 $1.70 $1.70
Goodwin Terrace 3P $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
The Esplanade 3P Free Free Free
On-street parking Maximum stay Fees
Hourly Weekly Monthly
Alex Black Carpark All day parking $1.50 p/hr
capped at $5 per day
$25.00 $95.00
Goodwin Terrace Carpark 2P Free NA NA
Gordon and Jean Duncan Carpark 3P $1.40 NA NA
Justin Park Carpark 3P Free NA NA

Did you know?

  • Parking revenue is invested into local area improvements
  • Three-month and 6-month vouchers are also available for Alex Black Carpark, as are multi carpark use vouchers
  • There are 600 free beachfront parking spaces along The Esplanade, between the Gold Coast Highway and Kelly Avenue

Previous local area parking changes

The following local parking area changes were implemented in January 2022.

Burleigh, The Esplanade

In January 2022 we changed the way we manage parking along the beachfront between Miami and Burleigh Heads.

Beachfront locations on the Gold Coast are highly desirable, leading to increasing, and sometimes conflicting, demands for on-street parking. Contributors to parking demand on local streets in Burleigh Heads and Miami include:

  • social events (e.g. markets)
  • recreational activities (e.g. people visiting the beach)
  • trades people working on nearby construction sites
  • commuters working at nearby businesses (e.g. restaurants)
  • residential overflow and visitors.

The City is committed to managing the limited on-street parking supply in a way that balances the variety of relevant needs. New parking measures will:

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

Three-hour time limited parking applies along the eastern side of The Esplanade between 7am and 6pm, from the Gold Coast Highway to Kelly Avenue.

For more information please download The Esplanade, Burleigh map(PDF, 942KB)

Changes to on-street and beachfront parking

Location Maximum duration of stay Days of parking management
The Esplanade (eastern/beachfront side only) between Kelly Avenue and First Avenue 3 hours Daily, including public holidays
The Esplanade (eastern and western sides) between the Gold Coast Highway and First Avenue 3 hours Daily, including public holidays

Note: there will be no change to existing special use spaces.

The following local parking area changes were implemented in February 2021.

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 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
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) 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Snapper Rocks Road 4 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Boundary Street (opposite commercial precinct) 2 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

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) 3 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

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 Monday to Sunday, including public holidays
Dutton Street
(change to existing time limits)
2 hours Monday to Sunday, including public holidays
Boundary Street (between Clarke and Hill Streets)
(change to existing time limits)
2 hours Monday to Sunday, including public holidays

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.

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)
All day Unrestricted
7 days a week
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)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
School Street
(eastern end)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
Robert Street
(off-street, south eastern side)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
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 9am - 10pm
(except as signed)
7 days per week
Great Hall Drive
(south of Chairlift Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week
Chairlift Avenue
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week
Lavarack Road
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week
Wave Street
(between Gold Coast Highway and Petrel Avenue)
2 hours 9am - 10pm
7 days per week

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)
3 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
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)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Seventh Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the beach)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Eighth Avenue
(between Cypress Terrace and the Gold Coast Highway)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Palm Beach Avenue
(between the Gold Coast Highway and Jefferson Lane)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
Cypress Terrace
(between Ninth Avenue and Fourth Avenue - eastern side)
2 hours 9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday
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)
1 hour 9am - 10pm
Monday to Sunday

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