Overview - Parking
There are many options when it comes to parking in Darwin. Much of our CBD parking is managed through timed pay and park Monday to Friday, with free untimed parking in MOST zones on weekends. An exception is Zone A parking, which has a free 2 hour limit on Saturdays.
Free Weekend Parking in the CBD!
Did you know?
Parking in the CBD is free all weekend?
Most on-street parking zones are free*. This means you can park, enjoy brunch, and finish your shopping without having to worry about returning to your car in time.
Please Check the Parking Signs!
Not all city parking zones have unrestricted weekend parking!
When parking in the CBD on weekends, be sure to check the parking signs to make sure you understand the conditions. On-street parking in Zone A is time-restricted to 2 hours on Saturdays between 8.00am and 2.00pm. If parking in a Zone-A park, be sure to take note of your timing. These parks have clearly marked signs with the required time restrictions.
*Zones with unrestricted all day free parking on weekends are Zone B and C
Weekend Parking Tip
Time restrictions can still apply in some areas.
Avoid a fine, read the sign!
Regulating Traffic and Parking in Darwin
Council Officers are authorised under the Local Government Act to enforce legislation that we are responsible for. They can choose to enforce in full or part thereof.
This includes on-street parking regulations. Council enforces on-street parking under the Northern Territory Traffic Act and Northern Territory Traffic Regulations which include the Australian Road Rules.
For a full outline of the Northern Territory Traffic Regulations visit Northern Territory Traffic Regulations.