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.
Council is implementing a number of initiatives over the next six months to extend the life of our parking meters and support public health measures to minimise the transmission of coronavirus. This includes:
- Supporting contactless payment
- Improving performance
- Reducing maintenance costs.
The phased approach commences in late February 2021 with the deactivation of coin payment and the removal, repurposing and / or relocation of parking meters followed by the introduction of digital receipting in mid-2021.
Council kept on-street parking meter fees unchanged for both cars and motorcycles throughout 2020. However, on-street parking meter fees increased in line with Council's budget on 2 January 2021.
The fee increases were moderate and 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:
- Bowen Hills
- Fortitude Valley
- Kangaroo Point
- Kelvin Grove
- South Brisbane
- Spring Hill
- West End
Find out about on-street pay parking across Brisbane and the payment options available, including parking meters and pay-by-app.
Find out the parking meter fees for cars in Brisbane.
Find out the parking meter fees for motorcycle bays in Brisbane.