Townsville Parking

Download the Townsville Parking app to pay directly with your smartphone, and start and stop your parking session – all in the one place!

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A smart way to park

Parking around the city has never been easier with Council’s new smart meter technology.

Council installed Australian-made parking meters in December 2022 and are now fully operational.

The rollout features two types of solar-powered meters including coin, card and app operated meters for 2P parking spots, and card operated meters featuring a 17cm colour touch screen LED display for selected 2P spots and all 4P and 8P parking spots.
The rollout also includes the new ‘Townsville Parking’ app, which has been tailored to meet the parking needs of our residents. The app allows users to pay for their parking without needing to go to the meter.

This smart technology works by using each vehicle’s number plate as its identifier, removing the need for printed tickets to be displayed on vehicles.

Features still include 15 minutes FREE in all 2P parking spots – TIME LIMITS APPLY. You will have the option of selecting a stand-alone 15-minute free session at a meter, or if you pay, the 15 minutes will be applied as a grace period at the end of the session.

This upgrade not only offers the most up-to-date and sustainable technology, but still allows people to use their spare change to pay at selected 2P parking meters.

Townsville city features a range of parking facilities from 15-minute free parking to 8-hour paid all day parking. Regulated parking is in place Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, unless signed otherwise.

For more information, download the Townsville City Car Parking Map (PDF, 1.1 MB)

How to use our parking meters

How to use the Townsville Parking app

Frequently Asked Questions

Related Information

On stadium event days, city parking is free from 2pm.

On stadium event days, parking is free from 2pm in the city.

Did you know that on weekdays when there is an event at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Council offers free parking in the city?

Please note: Stadium Restricted Parking within blue and orange zones still apply – for more information view our Stadium Restricted Parking Area map.