Parking meters and fees
Parking meters are used to regulate parking in areas where street parking is in high demand, like in the Brisbane CBD. Parking spaces with time limits allow access to an area for as many people as possible.
15 minute free parking
15 minutes free parking is available at over 7500 car spaces in:
- Bowen Hills
- Fortitude Valley
- Kangaroo Point
- Kelvin Grove
- South Brisbane
- Spring Hill
- West End
15 minute free parking is also available at King George Square and Wickham Terrace car parks.
15 minute free parking is available to customers who are parking for 15 minutes or less only. Customers wishing to use this feature will need to enter their registration details at the meter and choose the "Parking under 15 minutes" option. Those staying longer than 15 minutes will need to pay via the CellOPark Australia app or the meter for the full length of their stay.
Tap N Go Payment
A Tap N Go payment option is available for all electronic parking meters within the Brisbane City Council area.
Customers using this option can use Mastercard Paypass or Visa Paywave technology by either inserting their card into the reader for payment or tapping their card against the external card reader for a speedier transaction process.
Find out the parking meter fees for cars in Brisbane.
Find out the parking meter fees for motorcycle bays in Brisbane.
Information on parking in Brisbane on public holidays.
Parking permit areas map
Find information on 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 in Council's Parking in Brisbane Guide brochure.