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.

Parking fees

Off-street parking fees

Clifford Street car park

  • $1.90 per hour to a maximum of $6 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Station Street car park

  • $1.90 per hour to a maximum of $7.50 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Julia Street car park

  • $1.90 per hour to a maximum of $7.50 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Chalk Drive

  • $1.90 per hour maximum $6 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Herries/Water Street

  • $1.90 per hour maximum $6 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Neil/Annand Street

  • $1.90 per hour maximum $9 per weekday or $4.80 on Saturday. Coins or credit card.

Central car park

  • $1 per hour maximum 3 hour parking. Coins or credit card.

Toowoomba bus station

  • 6am - 6pm Monday to Saturday $2.40 per hour to a maximum of $9 per day.
  • 6pm - 6am Monday to Saturday $2.40 per hour to a maximum of $4.80 per evening.

On-street parking fees

1P meter (1 hour maximum)

  • $1.90 per hour. 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins or credit cards where available.

2P meter (2 hours maximum)

  • $1.90 per hour. 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins or credit cards where available.

3P meter (3 hours maximum)

  • $1.90 per hour. 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins or credit cards where available.

4P meter (4 hours maximum)

  • $1.90 per hour. 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins or credit cards where available.

8P meter (8 hours maximum)

  • $1.90 per hour. Maximum of $6 per day. 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins or credit cards where available.

Minimum amounts vary depending on the type of parking meter.  

Free parking in Toowoomba CBD

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.

 

Long-term parking

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.

Fees

The fee schedule per ticket:

3 months - $678.25
6 months - $1144
12 months - $1716.

 

Parking maps

With the introduction of the Smart Parking program, paid parking commences again from 28 July 2022. Please view the maps to locate metered on-street parking, paid off-street parks and the Central Traffic Area (3P parking zone - green zone) in the CBD. Links open in a new window.

Online map

  • Online parking map (online map is currently unavailable)

Printable maps

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.

 

Parking rules

Loading zones

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.

Other parking zones

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.

  • Taxi ranks - reserved for taxis
  • Bus zones - reserved for buses
  • Armoured vehicles only - reserved for armoured security vehicles
  • No stopping any time - vehicles are not permitted to stop in these areas at any time
  • Two minute pick up and set down - There is one area in the city with this designation. It is located on Neil Street near Greyhound for the purpose of dropping off and picking up passengers.

Disability parking

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.

Bus stops

It is an offence to park within 20 m on the approach side of a bus stop and 10 m on the departure side.

Footpaths and vehicle entrances

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:

  • Reduce visibility, making it difficult for road users to clearly see and anticipate the intentions of other users.
  • Place pedestrians, especially children, in danger when forced onto the road. Some pedestrians need the assistance of mobility devices which also require a little extra room, making it difficult to manoeuvre around cars. 
  • Vehicles blocking or restricting access can delay emergency services from being able to access businesses or residents.
  • Cars parked on footpaths can seriously interfere with access or damage underground infrastructure and services. Fire hydrants, telecommunications, electricity and gas services may be underground and heavy and constant vehicle movements could cause serious damage. Footpaths are not designed for traffic and continual use can further damage to paths causing hazards.

 

 

Parking permits

Several different types of parking permits can be applied for. These include:

Conditions for issuing this permit:

  • The applicant resides in a residence situated on a section of road and parking immediately adjacent to the residence is regulated by time.
  • The issue of the parking permit would not unduly impede the flow of traffic either on the road or in the area.
  • The residence does not have, and cannot reasonably be provided with, adequate off-street parking.
  • If the parking permit is granted there cannot be more than 2 resident parking permits for the same residence.

The conditions of an approval require the approval holder to:

  1. Affix the approval to, or exhibit the approval on, a specified part of the vehicle identified in the approval facing outwards and as near as practicable to the location on the windscreen where the registration label used to be displayed.
  2. If the approval holder requests the issue of a replacement approval they must complete a statutory declaration detailing the facts and circumstances of the loss, destruction or damage of the original approval.
  3. Enter into an agreement with the local government to indemnify the local government against claims (including claims made against the approval holder by the local government) for personal injury (including death) and damage to property (including economic loss) arising by, through or in connection with the use of a vehicle under the approval.
  4. If the approval holder is a business they must take out and maintain insurance against personal injury and property damage resulting from the activities authorised by the approval.
  5. Take specified measures to reduce the impact of the activities authorised by the approval so that the activities do not:
  6. Create a traffic nuisance.
  7. Increase an existing traffic nuisance.
  8. Detrimentally affect the efficiency of the road network in which the activity is undertaken.
  9. Only use the permit in respect of the parking of a vehicle identified in the permit at the location identified in the permit which must be:
  10. The road adjacent to the residence identified in the permit.
  11. The one or more segments of road in close proximity to the residence identified in the permit.
  12. Only use the permit whilst the holder resides at the residence identified in the permit.

How to apply

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

Conditions for issuing this permit

  • The applicant is engaged in some temporary activity affecting premises immediately adjacent to the designated parking space or spaces to which the application relates.
  • It is not reasonably practical for the applicant to carry out the activity unless the designated parking space or spaces to which the application relates are allocated to the applicant’s exclusive use for the duration of the activity.

Damage

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.

Limitations

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.

The conditions of an approval require the approval holder to

  1. Affix the approval to, or exhibit the approval on, a specified part of the vehicle identified in the approval facing outwards and as near as practicable to the location on the windscreen where the registration label used to be displayed.
  2. If the approval holder requests the issue of a replacement approval they must complete a statutory declaration detailing the facts and circumstances of the loss, destruction or damage of the original approval
  3. Enter into an agreement with the local government to indemnify the local government against claims (including claims made against the approval holder by the local government) for personal injury (including death) and damage to property (including economic loss) arising by, through or in connection with the use of a vehicle under the approval.
  4. If the approval holder is a business they must take out and maintain insurance against personal injury and property damage resulting from the activities authorised by the approval.
  5. Take specified measures to reduce the impact of the activities authorised by the approval so that the activities do not:
  6. Create a traffic nuisance.
  7. Increase an existing traffic nuisance.
  8. Detrimentally affect the efficiency of the road network in which the activity is undertaken.

 

How to apply

Fill in either the online or PDF form supplied:

 

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