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Over 7,000 metered on and off-street parking spaces are available in Parramatta.

The City of Parramatta operates paid ticket parking in the city centre and North Parramatta that helps visitors to find parking spaces and encourage greater patronage of local businesses.

Lower ticket parking rates apply in the northern and southern fringes of the CBD.

Parking restrictions have also been installed beyond the metered area to ensure that there is parking available for residents, visitors, and local businesses.

New parking meters

The City of Parramatta is currently rolling out new parking meters in the Parramatta CBD and surrounds.

The parking meter upgrades mean new, convenient methods of payment, including through mobile phones, and easy-to-operate interfaces.

Pay with your mobile

If you would like to pay a parking meter using your mobile phone, you'll need to register your mobile phone first by calling 02 9635 6493 and have your caller ID enabled.

Follow the instructions and enter the details requested. Once you've registered, you won't need to complete this process again unless you want to use a different mobile number.

Costs and enforcement

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The City of Parramatta's Community Safety Officers patrol the Parramatta Local Government Area to ensure vehicles are parked safely and legally. Infringement notices may be issued for parking offences.

Cost of metered street parking in Parramatta

  • $4.00 per hour - CBD (Central)
  • $3.00 per hour - North Parramatta (north of Parramatta River, except Church Street and the southern part of the CBD between Church Street, Parkes Street, the railway line and Raymond Street)
  • $2.00 per hour - after 6pm and all day Saturday for operating meters
  • $2.00 per hour - Where there is 10-hour parking or all day parking

Meters accept coins starting from 10 cents (no change is given). Mobile phone payments (once registered) and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX and Diners. Minimum spend 50 cents). Parking concession rates are not available for metered parking as per the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) manual.

Parking fines are set by legislation administered by the RMS and NSW Treasury. Councils do not set or amend parking fine penalties.

Community safety officers cannot withdraw a notice once it has been issued or commenced. Once a notice has been issued or commenced, there is an appeals procedure which can be made either to the City of Parramatta or Revenue NSW.

Community safety officers are trained to assist members of the public with their requests for information and general advice regarding parking related matters.

Mobility Parking Scheme

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If you are a disabled drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) card displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle, you are entitled to the following parking concessions:

  • in a metered, coupon or ticket parking area - no charge
  • is limited by a sign to more than 30 minutes - park for an unlimited time
  • is limited by a sign for 30 minutes - park for two hours
  • is limited by a sign to less than 30 minutes - park for a maximum of 30 minutes

Note: Parking concession is not available to disabled drivers in multi-level car parks.

All day parking in Parramatta

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A maximum parking fee of either $9.50 or $8.00 per day applies to 'all day' and '10-hour' on-street metered parking spaces in the city centre and surrounding areas. Generally, this restriction is on one side of the street only.

Free parking

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Motorists are encouraged to check the information panel on the meters for time restrictions.

Free 15 minute parking is available in the following Parramatta City centre streets:

  • CBD streets bounded by Marsden Street, Phillip St, Smith Street and the railway line, plus Church Street south of Argyle Street
  • Ross Street between Villiers and Sorrell Streets
  • Grose Street between Villiers and Sorrell Streets

Please note, parking tickets must be displayed.

There is also 5 minute free parking in the following streets of Parramatta near schools, railway stations, Parramatta Central Library and Australia Post outlets:

  • Macquarie Street between Smith and Charles Streets Monday - Friday 8:30am – 9:30am and 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Villers Street

Motorcycle parking in Parramatta CBD

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Motorcycles have designated free locations around the city, these locations include:

  • Erby Place
  • Corner of Horwood Place and Macquarie Lane
  • Erby Lane off Horwood Place
  • Fire Horse Lane (outside Parramatta Station car park)

Parramatta 24-hour multi-level car park rates

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Eat Street, City Centre and Riverbank & Secure-A-Spot*

Day Time Cost
Monday – Saturday less than 1 hour $3.00
  1–2 hours $6.00
  2–3 hours $10.00
  3–4 hours $13.00
  4–5 hours $17.00
  5–12 hours $21.00
  12–24 hours $26.00
Sunday up to 4 hours Free
  4+ hours $10.00 flat rate
  2–3 hours $27.00

Lost ticket– $27.00

*Riverbank early bird rate – $18.90

*Riverbank 5-day pass $95.00 (entry from 7am–10am and exit from 3pm–7pm)

Parramatta Station

Day Time Cost
Monday – Saturday up to 20 minutes Free
  20 minutes–1 hour $3.00
  1–2 hours $6.00
  2–3 hours $9.00
  3–4 hours $12.00
  4–18 hours $14.00
  18–24 hours $25.00
Sunday up to 4 hours Free
  4+ hours $10.00 flat rate
  2–3 hours $27.00

Lost ticket – $27.00

Justice

Day Time Cost
Monday – Saturday less than 1 hour $3.00
  1–2 hours $6.00
  2–3 hours $9.00
  3–4 hours $12.00
  4–5 hours $15.00
  5–18 hours $18.00
  18–24 hours $25.00
Sunday up to 4 hours Free
  4+ hours $10.00 flat rate
  2–3 hours $27.00

Lost ticket – $27.00