Parking and permits

Brisbane City Council regulates vehicle parking in Brisbane and operates two car parks in the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) at King George Square and Wickham Terrace. Find out about parking zones, restrictions, parking regulations and signage. You can also pay your parking fine, check your parking fine, or dispute a fine.

Parking Guide to Brisbane

The Parking Guide to Brisbane contains information on parking restrictions, parking permit areas, paid parking, park 'n' ride, special use parking, parking around schools, enforcement and a detailed map of parking areas in Brisbane.

Download the Parking Guide to Brisbane brochure and/or guide

Regulated Parking Permit Amending Local Law 2018

Read more about recent changes made to the local law following Council’s public consultation.

Useful parking links


Parking permits

Find out about residential parking permits, commercial vehicle parking and permits and disability parking permits in Brisbane.


Car parks

Brisbane City Council operates two car parks in the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) at King George Square and Wickham Terrace. Both car parks operate with extended hours throughout the year and are open on public holidays and during some special events.


Paying your parking fine

Find out how to pay your parking fine. You can pay online, at a Customer Service Centre or Australia Post Office, or by phone, post or instalment payment plan.


Parking meters and fees

Parking meters are used to regulate parking in areas where street parking is in high demand, such as the Brisbane Central Business District.


Parking in the Brisbane CBD

Street parking in the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) is limited. Find out about the Brisbane Central Traffic Area and parking for coaches, motorcycles and bicycles. 

Where to park

Find out about Brisbane's parking rules and regulations, including parking permit areas and parking zones.

Parking rules

You must park your car, motorbike or other vehicle in Brisbane in accordance with our parking rules. Find out more.

Special event parking

Find out about traffic and parking control areas around Brisbane's major sporting and entertainment venues.

Abandoned vehicles

Find out what Council deems as an abandoned vehicle, as well as the abandoned vehicle process and how to make an abandoned vehicle complaint online.

Brisbane Parking Taskforce

Read about recommendations from the Brisbane Parking Taskforce which was established to respond to parking issues and to look at options for managing on-street parking.

Removal, storage, sale or disposal of vehicles and articles from Council assets

Under the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014, Council may confiscate vehicles or articles from Council assets under certain conditions. Find more about the confiscated vehicles and articles.

Parking permit areas

Brisbane has a number of parking permit areas in place to ease parking congestion. These areas are mainly located across the CBD and inner city areas, near hospitals, universities, sports stadiums, popular entertainment venues and shopping areas. These parking permit areas include traffic and parking control areas and residential parking permit areas.