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Information about pay parking in the Australian Capital
Please remember that leaving your car parked to obtain change for a meter or ticket machine may attract an
Ticket parking areas
From March 2014, new parking machines
will be installed in the ACT, which will provide additional payment methods for
motorists. These new machines will enable payment using coin, credit card and
mobile phone. Areas serviced by the new machines include Civic, Woden, Belconnen
here for more information on the new Pay Parking Machines.
Motorists must purchase tickets after parking their car. Read instructions on the ticket machine carefully
and always check the ticket details.
Tickets must be displayed face up on the dashboard of vehicles, and must be able to be read from outside the vehicle.
Prior to leaving the vehicle, ensure that the ticket is clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
Pre-paid long term tickets are now available over the phone. Please call 13
22 81 for further information.
Click here to
view the current parking fees
Motorists pay when exiting for the time they occupied the car park.
The ACT Government does not operate any car parks controlled by boomgates,
but there are several operated by private companies.
Long Stay Parking
Payment is made by using the ticket machine, or purchasing a pre-paid ticket.
Once motorists leave a long stay car park, the car space becomes vacant for further use by other motorists.
3 for FREE
The 3 for FREE parking scheme is to encourage
commuters travelling to Civic, Belconnen, Woden and
Tuggeranong to carpool. Motorists who carpool and
have three or more people in the vehicle at the time
of parking may park all day for free in specially
designated carparks. A daily 3 for FREE ticket can
be collected from the booth attendant within the
designated carpark between 7.30am and 9.00am Monday
to Friday. The 3 for FREE ticket must be displayed
face up on the dashboard with the expiry date and
vehicle registration number visible from outside the
vehicle. Maps showing the location of 3 for FREE
designated carparks in the City, Belconnen, Woden
and Tuggeranong, can be found by clicking on the
If you are
planning a night out on the town and you wish to
leave your vehicle in an ACT Government pay parking
car park overnight, there is an answer to the
possible dilemma of receiving a Parking Infringement
the next morning.
For peace of
mind, drivers now have the option of purchasing a
parking ticket for their vehicle for the following
morning. Overnight credit for ticket parking is
available at Government car parks after normal hours
of operation. For more details, please refer to the
Frequently Asked Questions below:
What is overnight Credit?
credit allows motorists to purchase a ticket that
will be valid for use the following day.
When should you use the
left overnight and remaining in the carpark during
business hours the following day (including
Saturday) will require a parking ticket.
How much do tickets cost?
When are tickets available?
be purchased for the following day after normal
hours of operation.
Where are ticket machines
be purchased for the following day in all long and
short stay pay parking carparks.
If you have
any enquiries about overnight credit for ticket
machines please ring, 6207 7200.
|Road Transport Authority|
DICKSON ACT 2602
|Dickson Motor Registry|
DICKSON ACT 2602
|8:15 - 5:00 Monday to Friday|
|Phone for General
|13 22 81|
|13 22 81|
|(02) 6207 7120|