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Parking Zones & Costs

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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On-Street Parking Fees 

The city has three different on-street parking zones, these zones are displayed on all parking signage

  Zone A Zone B Zone C 1/4P Free Zone
Fee $2.50 per hour $1.80 per hour $1.30 per hour
$7.50 (max daily charge)
FREE
(time restrictions apply)
Max time allowed Two (2) hours Three (3) hours All day (8.00am - 5.00pm) 15 mins at all times
Weekday parking
payment hours
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm 
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm 
Mon - Fri
8.00am - 5.00pm 
No payment,
Time restrictions apply at all times
Free parking
(after hours,
weekends & pub hols)
Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Time restrictions apply at all times
Other zones a valid
ticket can be used
Zones A, B and C Zones B and C Zone C only N/A

Multi-Story Car Park Fees 

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

  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 - Wed
7.00am – 7.00pm

Thurs - Fri
7.00am - 8.00pm

Sat - Sun
7.00am – 6.00pm

Sun – Thurs
7.00am – 8.00pm

Fri – Sat
7.00am – 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)

Free parking 
(after hours,
weekends & pub hols)
Weekends and public holidays
during opening hours only
Weekends and public holidays
during opening hours only
Change machine
(dispenses $1.00 coins)
Yes, there are 3 available. Yes, Level 1 only (near the lift)

Off-Street Parking Fees 

There are a number of options when it comes to our open-air car parks in the city. 

  Fee Overnight Fee Weekday parking payment hours Free parking
(after hours, weekends & public holidays)
96 Mitchell Car Park  $3.20 per day No

Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm

Yes
Cavenagh Street Car Park $5.30 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
Darwin Oval Car Park  $5.30 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
McLachlan Street Car Park  $5.30 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
McMinn Street Car Park  $3.20 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
Mitchell / Daly Street Car Park  $3.20 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
Nichols Place Car Park  $5.30 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
Woods / Daly Street Car Park  $3.20 per day No Mon – Fri 
8.00am – 5.00pm
Yes
Stott Lane Car Park  Reserved Parking Only N/A NA N/A

Other Zones and Important Parking Information 

How We Monitor Parking Zones 

You are required display a valid parking ticket on your dashboard when using our Pay and Display parking meters.

Our Rangers regularly patrol parking zones for 

  • unpaid parking
  • vehicles not displaying a valid parking ticket
  • 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 Customer Service Team

08 8930 0600

Loading zone permits are valid for 12 months.

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 obtain and display a valid Pay and Display parking meter ticket. 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

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.

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