Parking meter rates vary depending on the time and location. Peak hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and off-peak hours are all other times. Sunday rates apply on public holidays.
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, 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 are 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.
All parking meters accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex.
To pay for parking using your credit card, simply follow the prompts on the meter.
Press the top right button to start the payment process. Insert your card when directed, and use the top left button to reduce the amount of time (the machine defaults to the maximum permissible time). When you are happy with the parking time, press the GREEN button (bottom right) to print your ticket.
Press the RED button (bottom left) at any stage to cancel payment.
Remember to collect your printed ticket and place it on your vehicle dashboard with the expiry time visible.
Mobile phone payments are possible at all ticket machines. However, you will still need to obtain and display a ticket when using the phone payment option. If non-cash payments are unsuccessful, you must pay by coins to obtain and display a valid ticket.
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Ticket parking rates by area
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Last updated: Thursday, 18 February 2016