General parking rules | Brisbane City Council

General parking rules

Brisbane City Council has general rules for parking within Brisbane. The parking rules include parking in the Central Business District (CBD) or in a residential street. Parking rules ensure all roads and footpaths are used safely by other motorists and pedestrians.

Ensure you don't park:

  • on footpaths or footpath ramps
  • across or partly blocking driveways or footpaths
  • in any area or space designated as emergency, essential services or disability parking (permitted vehicles are accepted).

Unless otherwise signed, the following rules apply at intersections and bus stops:

  • park at least 10 metres from an intersection without traffic lights
  • if there are traffic lights, park at least 20 metres away from the intersection
  • park at least 20 metres behind a bus stop, or at least 10 metres in front.

Report illegal parking

Phone Council on 07 3403 8888:

  • to report an illegal or dangerously parked vehicle
  • if you think your vehicle has been towed.

Traffic and parking control areas

There are a number of Traffic and Parking Control Areas in place where area-wide time limits apply. To stay longer than the area-wide time limit, metered parking zones and off-street carparks may allow you to park longer.

For further information on Queensland's road rules, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

Parking fines may apply if you don't follow these rules. Check your parking fine or find out how to pay or appeal a parking fine.

More information

More information is available in Council's Parking in Brisbane Guide brochure about:

  • parking restrictions and permit areas
  • paid parking
  • park 'n' ride
  • special use parking
  • parking around schools
  • enforcement and a detailed map of parking areas in Brisbane.
10 December 2018