Paid parking zones, meters and fees

Brisbane City Council uses paid parking zones across the inner city to regulate parking where on-street parking is in high demand. Short to medium-term parking meters operate in areas where turnover of on-street parking spaces is necessary. Paid parking spaces are available for both cars and motorcycles.

15 minute free parking

Council offers 15 minute free parking for customers who are parking for 15 minutes or less only. To be able to use the 15 minutes free option customers need to register their parking session either at a parking meter or via Council’s Pay by App service. If you don’t register your parking session, you could receive a fine.

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15 minute free parking is available at over 7500 car spaces in the following suburbs:

  • Auchenflower
  • Bowen Hills
  • Buranda
  • Fortitude Valley
  • Kangaroo Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Milton
  • Newstead
  • South Brisbane
  • Spring Hill
  • Teneriffe
  • West End
  • Woolloongabba.

15 minute free parking is also available at King George Square Car Park and Wickham Terrace Car Park.

To select this option, enter your registration details at the meter and choose the 'parking under 15 minutes' option. If using the CellOPark app in a 15 minute free paid parking space, you need to end the parking session before 15 minutes is reached. If staying longer than 15 minutes, you will need to Pay by App, or at the meter, for the full length of your stay.

Paid parking payments

Find out about on-street paid parking across Brisbane and the payment options available, including parking meters and Pay by App.

Parking fees

Brisbane's on-street parking meter rates continue to remain equal or lower than other major CBD centres.

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Changed parking in Petrie Terrace

From 16 September 2022, Council implemented changed parking conditions in Petrie Terrace.

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Changed parking conditions:

  • Three-hour pay-by-app parking between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on the eastern side (right kerb) of Petrie Terrace. This area was previously free four-hour restricted on-street parking. Please note a clearway operates at this location 7am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Removed 27 metered on-street parking bays on the western side (right kerb) of Countess Street and installed a temporary bus zone. The bus zone will be in place for at least 12 months.

These changes have been made to support essential bus services connecting the northern suburbs to the CBD for the duration of Brisbane Metro construction and improve parking options in the inner city.

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