Brisbane Central Traffic Area

In the Brisbane Central Traffic Area you can park for a maximum of two hours on unsigned streets unless there are parking meters or signs showing otherwise.

This regulated parking area covers the Central Business District and nearby suburbs and localities:

  • City (excluding Roma Street Parkland precinct)
  • South Brisbane
  • South Bank
  • Petrie Terrace
  • Spring Hill
  • Fortitude Valley
  • Newstead
  • parts of Bowen Hills
  • parts of Mayne
  • parts of Kangaroo Point
  • parts of West End
  • parts of New Farm
  • parts of Highgate Hill
  • parts of Kelvin Grove
  • parts of Herston
  • parts of Woolloongabba







The two hour limit applies at these times:

  • Monday to Friday - 7am to 6pm
  • Saturday - 7am to midday

Signs for the Brisbane Central Traffic Area are located on the area boundaries.

If you live within the Brisbane Central Traffic Area, you can apply for a residential parking permit.

Residential parking permits allow residents to park unrestricted on the street in their area, with certain conditions.

Permit holders:

  • are exempt from the signed traffic area time limit when parking near their property
  • must clearly display their permit on the vehicle's windscreen or dashboard
  • are able to park in metered parking bays signed 'resident permit excepted' (free of charge with no time restriction)
  • may also park in other areas signed 'resident permit excepted' (with no time restriction)

Permits do not allow residents to park in designated statutory restricted areas, such as:

Brisbane Central Traffic Area map

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13 January 2016