Parking meters and fees

Brisbane City Council uses parking meters 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. Metered parking spaces are available for both cars and motorcycles.

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

15 minute free parking

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

  • 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.

15 minute free parking is available to customers who are parking for 15 minutes or less only. 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 metered space, you need to end the parking session before 15 minutes is reached. If staying longer than 15 minutes, you will need to pay via the CellOPark Australia app, or at the meter, for the full length of stay. 

Parking meter payments

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

Parking meter fees

Since July 2021, Council has kept on-street parking meter fees unchanged for both cars and motorcycles.

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

Effective from 16 September 2022, Council has implemented the following 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.

Alternative parking locations can be viewed on the free CellOPark app.

For more information visit the CellOPark website or download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Last updated: 9 January 2023

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