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Parking Fees

There are a number of different options when it comes to parking in the city. Whether you want something close to the office, or need to pop into the bank, we have a range of locations at different costs to make parking easier for you.

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Paid parking is required from 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. During these hours, valid payment options are:

Parking Fees 

On-Street Parking Fees

The CBD has three different on-street parking zones. Our city parking map is a great way to find the location of a zone to suit your needs.

All parking zones are patrolled regularly for vehicles to ensure a valid payment is made.

There is no overnight fee for on-street parking. Parking is free for after hours, weekends and public holidays.

  Zone A Zone B Zone C
Fee $2.50 per hour $1.80 per hour $1.30 per hour
$7.50 (max daily charge)
Max time allowed Two (2) hours Three (3) hours All day (8.00am - 5.00pm)
Paid parking applies Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm
Other zones a valid
ticket can be used
Zones A, B and C Zones B and C Zone C only

1/4P Free parking

There are a number of 1/4P or 15 minutes free parking zones in Darwin CBD. They are provided for your convenience. Although it is free for 15 minutes, time restrictions apply at all times. Other zone tickets cannot be used for 1/4P parking zones.

Multi-Storey Car Park 

We have three convenient multi-storey car parks in the city that provide cover and shade for your car. 

The Chinatown Carpark on Smith street is undergoing an upgrade to the building’s façade and installation of a new awning to improve all-weather pedestrian accessibility.

The carpark will be closed on four weekends:

  • 27 - 28 February
  • 6 -7 March
  • 13 - 14 March
  • 20 - 21 March

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Parking is free on weekends and public holidays.

Parking Fees

  West Lane Car Park Chinatown Car Park State Square Carpark
Hourly Fee $2.10 per hour $1.60 per hour $2.00 per hour (capped at $11)
2P $2.10 - -
Daily Earlybird Fee*
*earlybird pay before 9.00am
$10.70* $7.50* -
Overnight Fee $10.50 $9.00 -
Operating Hours

Mon – Sun
7.00am – 7.00pm


Sun – Thurs
7.00am – 8.00pm

Fri – Sat
7.00 am – 10.00pm

24 hours

Paid parking applies Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm

Mon - Thurs
5.00pm - 8.00am (overnight fee)

Mon - Fri 
8.00am - 5.00pm

Mon - Thurs 
5.00pm - 8.00am (overnight fee)

Mon - Fri 
8.00am - 5.00pm

Weekends & Public Holidays FREE

Change machine
(dispenses $1.00 coins)

Yes, there are 3 available.
Level 1.5 and 3.5

Yes, there are 2 available.
Level 1 and 4


Off-Street Parking Fees

There are eleven off-street city car parks in the CBD, this includes two multi-story car parks. Look for the blue "P" parking symbol to find the most convenient car park for you.

The off-street car parks provide over 2000 spaces in the city and have reasonable fees for all day parking. Your daily off-street parking ticket is only valid for the car park you purchase it from or PayStay Zone. Off-street car park tickets or PayStay sessions cannot be used for On-street parking.

Parking is free for after hours, weekends and public holidays in all off-street parking, except West Lane and China Town car parks.

  Fee Paid parking applies

McMinn Street Car Park
96 Mitchell Car Park
Mitchell / Daly Street Car Park
Woods / Daly Street Car Park

$3.40 per day

Mon – Fri

8.00am – 5.00pm



City Parking Map

Get to know the locations of all of our parking zones and locations throughout Darwin city via our handy parking map.

This is an interactive map which allows you to choose parking locations by zone.

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