Parking meters

Parking meters

Just parking

Parking meter rates vary depending on the time and location. Peak hours are 8am to 6pm and off-peak hours are 6pm to 10pm.

Central Sydney's parking meter rate areas are available to view and download at the end of this page. Please note fees indicated on the map are a guide only and should not be used as an exact reflection of every individual parking meter.

All City of Sydney parking meters accept payment by coin. Many also accept payment by credit card and mobile phone.

How to pay

Paying for parking is easy and secure. All parking meters display user-friendly instructions to help you with your transaction.

Please note: If you receive a parking infringement for not displaying a valid ticket and the machine is found to have been operating then the infringement issued will stand. If non cash payments are unsuccessful you are required to pay by coins, obtain and display a valid ticket.

You must abide by the parking restrictions and time limits posted on the signs. All faults must be reported. No refunds or change is available at the meter.


To make a payment, simply insert coins. When using a "pay and display" parking meter, remember to collect your printed ticket and place it on your vehicle dashboard with the expiry time visible.

Credit card

The majority of parking meters accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex.

To pay for parking using your credit card, simply follow the prompts on the meter.

Press RED button at any stage to cancel payment.

Mobile phone

Mobile phone payments are only possible when parking at a TX ticket machine.

You can register to pay for parking with your mobile phone online through mPark or by calling 02 9993 6333.

Motorists who choose to pay using their mobile phone have additional benefits:

  • an SMS reminder when their parking is due to expire
  • view and print your parking transaction records online
  • amend registration and payment details online
  • create family and friend accounts under your online account and have charges billed to you
  • motorists who have already registered to use mPARK in other areas (North Sydney, Burwood, Mosman, Warringah and Pittwater) can use the service in the City without having to re-register.

Problem with a parking meter?

If you encounter a problem with a parking meter, you can contact its customer service centre.

Parkeon ticket machine TX ticket machine
1300 887 910 1300 887 956

Parkeon ticket machine

TX ticket machine

Hearing/speech impaired

When contacting the City to report a fault with a parking meter by email or using the National Relay Service, including SMS Relay Service, please include the following information:

  • contact name and number
  • vehicle registration
  • meter ID
  • fault experienced.
This information will be used to log a fault with the City’s parking meter fault line. A reference number will be created and a technician will attend shortly to investigate the fault reported.

Relay services

National Relay Service133 677 TTY/voice calls

SMS Relay Service0423 677 767


Please be aware: If non cash payments are unsuccessful at the parking ticket machine, you are required to pay by coins and obtain and display a valid ticket.

Parking meter tariff areas

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Last updated: Friday, 6 March 2015