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.

Parking meters were switched off across Brisbane in March 2020 to reduce the cost of parking for essential workers during coronavirus restrictions. Meters were switched back on from 7am 18 May 2020 as the city and businesses prepared to reopen, helping get Brisbane back to normal while ensuring we continue to minimise the transmission of coronavirus.

To help support Brisbane’s coronavirus recovery, Council has kept on-street parking meter fees unchanged for both cars and motorcycles throughout 2020. On-street parking meter fees will increase in line with Council's budget on 2 January 2021.

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 for cars

Find out the parking meter fees for cars in Brisbane.

Parking meter fees for motorcycles

Find out the parking meter fees for motorcycle bays in Brisbane.

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Last updated: 2 January 2021