Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram
Toowoomba's CBD has eight off-street parking facilities and various on-street parking zones.
View our maps to locate metered on-street parking, paid off-street parks, the Central Traffic Area (3P parking zone - green zone) and the free parking zone in the CBD.
Clifford Street car park
Station Street car park
Julia Street car park
Central car park
Toowoomba bus station
1P meter (1 hour maximum)
2P meter (2 hours maximum)
3P meter (3 hours maximum)
4P meter (4 hours maximum)
8P meter (8 hours maximum)
Minimum amounts vary depending on the type of parking meter. For example:
Ruthven and Margaret Streets within the CBD offer free one-hour parking. There are some 5 and 10 minute parking bays located on either side of Ruthven and Margaret Streets and a small number of 10 minute short term spaces in the centre of Margaret Street. Please observe street signage to understand the parking options within the CBD.
Secure, long term authorised parking at the Toowoomba Bus Station is available for individuals or businesses on a 'first come, first serve' basis. There will be a maximum of 110 car parks available in total and multiple tickets may be purchased.
To request a ticket for a parking space/s, contact us with your name, business name (if applicable), contact details and the number of parking spaces requested.
The fee schedule per ticket:
3 months - $678.256 months - $114412 months - $1716.
Please view the maps to locate metered on-street parking, paid off-street parks, the Central Traffic Area (3P parking zone - green zone) and the free parking zone in the CBD. Links open in a new window.
Please be aware that parking within the area shown on the Central Traffic Area (3P green zone) parking map is designated three-hour (3P) parking, unless otherwise stated. The perimeter of the 3P central traffic area is signposted with entry and exit signage to help motorists identify the three-hour parking limits in the inner city and help drivers avoid being issued an infringement notice.
Where no parking signage exists, parking within that boundary automatically defaults to three-hour parking (3P) and may attract a fine if the time limit is exceeded. The boundary operates from Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 11:30am.
Most loading zones are reserved for use by commercial vehicles only. Other loading zones may be used by both commercial and other vehicles. If loading zones have a time limit of 20 minutes for commercial vehicles and 5 minutes for other vehicles, then carefully note the time limit that applies to your vehicle.
In relation to standing in loading zones, the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act, 1995 defines a commercial vehicle as "any motor vehicle (excluding a motor car or motorcycle) constructed, fitted or equipped for the carriage of goods". This excludes station wagons and generally excludes all other vehicles under the weight of 4.5 tonnes. A vehicle not covered by the Act's definition may be approved by Council as a commercial vehicle (conditions apply). Please access the application form under Related Documents.
A number of free parking spaces are available with a 10 minute limit. These spaces are indicated by a traffic sign which reads P10 minute. Additional parking zones have been set aside for exclusive uses. They are clearly marked with traffic signs.
Only holders of the red or blue Disabled Person Parking Permit issued by Queensland Transport are permitted to park in disability parking spaces. The permit must be displayed on the windscreen or dashboard of a vehicle which is being used to transport disabled persons. Holders of these permits may also park in any metered space or in a Council off-street car park free of charge.
It is an offence to park within 20 m on the approach side of a bus stop and 10 m on the departure side.
It is an offence to park a vehicle wholly or partially on any footpath or in a vehicle entrance. This behaviour will be monitored by us and the law enforced. Offences of this nature may incur a penalty. Parking on footpaths or near intersections may create the following safety hazards:
Several different types of parking permits can be applied for. These include:
Fill in either the online or PDF form supplied:
For use within the Toowoomba central traffic area. May be used for temporary work where a building is requiring maintenance and a vehicle needs to be parked at location (i.e a specific bay that may be metered) or temporary events affecting the location
Any damage caused to any part of the carriageway or to any Council equipment or property shall be reinstated at the expense of the applicant.
A parking permit granted under this application does not include works over roads or where scaffolding, trestles, ladders, hoardings or equipment are to be erected or material is to be deposited on pedestrian traffic areas. A separate permit may be necessary from Council infrastructure services in those cases.
For a vehicle not regarded as 'commercial' but is used primarily and daily for business purpose and the applicant requires regular use of loading zones.
A vehicle which displays a commercial vehicle label is permitted to park in any loading zone in the central traffic area for the maximum period indicated on the signs at each end of the loading zone whilst actively engaged in the loading and unloading of goods. Any driver parking in a loading zone otherwise than in accordance with the above commits an infringement and is liable to be issued with an infringement notice.
Upon the sale of a commercial vehicle, the approval shall expire and the owner who made the application for the original commercial vehicle label should, before delivering the Commercial Vehicle to the transferee, destroy the commercial vehicle label. Any unused portion of the annual fee is nonrefundable.
The owner of the commercial vehicle should destroy the Commercial Vehicle Label within 3 days after the expiration or revocation of the approval. The conditions of an approval require the approval holder to:
Subordinate Local Law 5 2011 section 8 subsection 3 conditions:
The approval may be amended, suspended or cancelled by issue of a show cause notice outlining proposed action.
To assist in the maintenance of ongoing parking arrangements where existing permits are in place, this application needs to be submitted within 28 days of the expiry of previous permits.