The Gabba (Gabba Traffic Area)

The Brisbane Cricket Ground, better known as ‘The Gabba’, is home to AFL and Cricket in Brisbane. It is one of the most used stadiums in Brisbane and can draw crowds up to 42,000 people. To ensure street parking is available to residents that live around The Gabba, the Gabba Traffic Area has been created.

A two hour parking limit applies to all on-street parking spaces within The Gabba Traffic Area between 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday. A 15 minute parking limit also applies to all on-street parking spaces between 7am-10pm on days when events are held at the Gabba. If a parking sign applies to a particular location, the signed conditions override the general area-wide parking time limits during the days and times displayed on the sign.

Motorists can continue to park in spaces signed “P No Limit”, which apply to the parking spaces on the side of the road on which the sign appears. Residents and their visitors who have a parking permit are exempt from the area-wide parking limits. If you live within the Gabba traffic area, you can apply for a 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:

  • clearway zones
  • loading zones
  • no stopping zones
  • bus zones
  • taxi zones

To help Brisbane motorists easily identify when they’ve parked within The Gabba Traffic Area, Brisbane City Council is trialling new high visibility Traffic Area Reminder Signage. The additional signage is located underneath street signs and will complement the existing signage located on roads leading into these areas.

The six-month trial is in response to a recommendation of the Parking Taskforce and will help make parking easier for Brisbane residents and visitors.

Council will monitor the effectiveness of the signs throughout the six-month trial and, if successful, will look to progressively roll out similar signage to other Traffic and Parking Control Areas across Brisbane.

The Gabba Traffic Area Map

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17 November 2017