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Parking Zones

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.

How We Monitor Parking Zones

You are required display a valid parking ticket on your dashboard when using our Pay and Display parking meters or alternatively use the PayStay app to purchase a parking session.

Our Rangers regularly patrol parking zones for 

  • unpaid parking
  • expired parking
  • illegal parking (eg on yellow lines).

Loading Zones

Several loading zones are located within the Darwin municipality to assist businesses. They give easy access to business premises and have 15 minute time limits.

Loading zones are for goods vehicles only. Commercial vehicles are trucks, utilities and commercial vans which are primarily designed to transport goods.

Sedans, station wagons and various other similar makes and models do not fall into this category. To use these vehcles in loading zones, please apply for a permit by contacting our Regulatory Services Administration on 

08 8930 0603 or 08 8930 0671

Loading zone permits expire on 31 August each year.

About Time Zone Restrictions

The parking signs marked 1/4P, 1P, 2P and 3P; refer to 15 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour parking times. They bring us in line with the standards set out by the Australian Road Rules. 1/4P parking is free but 1P, 2P and 3P parking requires drivers to ensure valid payments are made. Parking zones are regularly patrolled by Council Rangers.

ALL parking throughout the CBD on weekends and public holidays is FREE.

Understanding Yellow Street Lines

Yellow lines mean no stopping and no parking. They are put in places where vehicle, pedestrian or other traffic hazards exist.

If Council Officers observe you stopped in your vehicle on a yellow line, you can face a $50.00 penalty infringement notice.

To enquire about parking matters in the CBD

08 8930 0602

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 
05 Jul 2018

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