Parking Zones & Charges
With more than 700 free car parking spaces available, CBD parking has never been easier for that trip to the city! Townsville city centre parking includes a range of parking facilities from 15-minute free parking to 8-hour paid parking for all day parking in the CBD. Regulated parking in the CBD is Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm, unless signed otherwise.
15 minutes Free Car Parking
Council offers free 15-minute parking in the CBD, in all two-hour parking spots. Vehicle owners must display a ticket for the 15 minutes. The free parking is a great opportunity for residents to come and make a quick stop in the city to grab a coffee or pick up an item. Residents will have two options:
Option 1) Parking for 15 minutes or less? At the ticket machine, press the yellow button then the green button to print your 15-minute free ticket and display on your dashboard as normal.
Option 2) Parking for more than 15 minutes? Pay and display as usual! You will have an extra 15 minutes past the expiry time on your ticket. The extra 15 minutes is not displayed on your ticket.
Download the CBD parking map to find our 2H parks.
CBD Free Car Parking
Free all day off-street car parks can be found at the corner of Leichhardt Street and Eyre Street, at Dean Street, at Flinders Street between Queensland Rail and the new Central development and at the rock cutting in Sturt Street.
Changes to Eyre St, Flinders St (between Fletcher St and Jones St) as well as the Jones St car parking will occur in January 2017. These car parks will move to 8 hour paid car parking.
Council recognises the use of Disability Parking Permits issued by any state or national authority. Your permit entitles free unlimited parking in any disabled parking bay or zone and in any timed parking area where the time permitted is half an hour or greater. You may not park in any loading zones, no stopping zones, bus zones or any 5 or 15 minute parking areas for longer than the times specified on the traffic signage applicable to the parking space.
CBD Paid Parking (Council)
Townsville City Council operates a number of off-street car parks in the CBD offering all day paid parking. Parking in a location signed with 1P, 2P, or 4P (Pay & Display sign present) means parking is limited to the times indicated on the sign. Even if a valid paid parking voucher is displayed, the vehicle can only park in that length of road (not just the parking bay) for the time specified on the sign. Information regarding the legislation can be found on all Pay & Display machines in the area.
Payment can only be made via coin or credit card (PayPass). Eftpos and AMEX payment is not available.
Download the CBD paid parking map.
CBD Paid Parking (Private)
There are several private carparks in the CBD that offer daily or monthly rates for parking.
Prices for monthly CBD Parking range from $180 – $220 per month.