Motorcycles and scooters

Motorcycles and scooters

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We've introduced a range of options for residents, workers and visitors who ride in the City of Sydney local area.

No tickets required in timed areas

Motorcycle and scooter riders don't need to pay at any of the parking meters in our local area, including central Sydney.

Simply park as you usually would but remember to observe the time restrictions..

Please note, this may not apply in areas outside our authority including, Royal Botanic Garden, Moore Park and Centennial Park, and particular areas in The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Pyrmont.

Parking in central Sydney

On-street parking is in high demand in central Sydney.

Riders should be aware that major changes to on-street parking are being implemented in central Sydney with Transport for NSW’s Sydney City Centre Access Strategy.

The introduction of light rail in George Street, revised bus routes, new cycleways and pedestrian areas will reduce on-street parking for all users, including motorcycles.

Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden has a number of marked parking spaces for motorcycles. These spaces may require payment or a ticket.

Please check parking signs before you park or check the parking requirements with the appropriate authority.

Particular areas in The Rocks, Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Please check signs before you park or confirm the parking requirements with the appropriate authority.

Find out more about parking in The Rocks and Darling Harbour.

Parking stations

Riders can park at the Goulburn Street parking station for only $1 per hour to a maximum of $7 per day. Many other public car parks also offer motorcycle parking at discounted rates.

Permits for residents

Residents eligible for parking permits can use them for motorcycles and scooters.

Restricted locations

Please do the right thing by pedestrians and your fellow riders. Only use legal spaces and avoid parking on footpaths or pedestrian areas. If you only need to stay for a short time, park safely in a metered area. If you can't find a free space on-street use a parking station.


Road rules – parking

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020