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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.

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

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)
Weekday parking
payment hours
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 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 Fees

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

Parking is free for during operating hours on weekends and public holidays.

  West Lane Car Park Chinatown Car Park
Hourly Fee $2.00 per hour $1.50 per hour
Daily Earlybird Fee*
*earlybird pay before 9.00am
$10.00* $7.00*
Overnight Fee $10.50 $9.00
Operating Hours Mon - Sun
7.00am – 12 midnight
Sun – Thurs
7.00am – 8.00pm

Fri – Sat
7.00 am – 10.00pm

Weekday parking payment hours 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)

Change machine
(dispenses $1.00 coins)

Yes, there are 3 available.
Level 1.5, 2.5 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 convienient 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.

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

  Fee Weekday parking payment hours

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

$3.20 per day

Mon – Fri

8.00am – 5.00pm

Cavenagh Street Car Park
Darwin Oval Car Park
McLachlan Street Car Park
Nichols Place Car Park
Stott Lane Car Park

$5.30 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 intercative map which allows you to choose parking locations by zone.

Last modified 
25 Jun 2018

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