Southport parking

The Southport Traffic Area is part of our Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme. The following applies:

  • two-hour Traffic Area (2P) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except as signed)
  • no time limits on weekends and public holidays
  • if a parking sign does not state the days it applies, parking is managed every day including public holidays.

Parking time limits apply on every street within the Traffic Area. Signs show where Traffic Areas start and end and describe the days and times that time-limited parking applies.

Not all streets within a Traffic Area are signed. You are responsible for checking whether you are parking within a Traffic Area and complying with its time limits.

You cannot move your car to a different spot within this timed parking Traffic Area and continue to park there.

If you do not move your car entirely out of the timed parking area after the designated time limit has expired, you may be subject to a parking fine.

See the Southport Traffic Area map(PDF, 92KB).

For more information see the Parking rules section of our Safe & legal parking page.

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

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

Use the map above to help you identify whether you live in this designated traffic area. If you are a resident of this area, you can use this information to apply for the following parking permits (eligibility criteria apply):

Metered parking

On-street metered parking operates in Southport Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. Motorists may park for up to four hours with a progressive rate in effect:

  • 0–2 hours = $3.20 per hour
  • 2–4 hours = $4.90 per hour

All-day parking is available at a maximum fee of $7.90.

You can pay for parking using cash, credit cards or the EasyPark app. For more information about how to pay visit Metered parking.

Southport off-street carpark vouchers cannot be used for on-street parking.

Accessible parking

Use our Southport CBD & Broadwater Parklands mobility map to find accessible parking spaces.

Council carparks

To find the location and information about council carparks in this area visit Council carparks map.