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Parking Meters and Permits

Parking meters accept credit cards, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1.00 and $2.00 coins. Please note that the minimum fee for coin payment is 70c and $1.40 for credit card payments. No change is given, so change for parking should be obtained prior to parking. Please see below for instructions on how to use 'Pay and Display' parking meters for each type of payment:

Coins:

  • Once you have parked your vehicle, check the parking signs to confirm the times that you can park there.
  • Look for a parking meter nearby with a blue 'P' sign on the side, in some instances you may need to cross the road.
  • Insert coin(s) into the slot for the amount of time required. As the coins are inserted, the screen will display the amount paid and the time you have paid for.
  • Push the green button to print your ticket or the red button to cancel.
  • Collect your ticket and place it on your car dashboard, on the side closest to the kerb, so that it is clearly visible from outside the car.

Credit Card:

  • Insert credit card (numbers face up and to the left, insert card fully).
  • Select amount of time using the minus and maximum buttons.
  • Push the green button to print your ticket or the red button to cancel.
  • Remove credit card when prompted.
  • Collect your ticket and place it on your car dashboard, on the side closest to the kerb, so that it is clearly visible from outside the car.

PayPass/PayWave:

  • Select amount of time using the minus and plus buttons.
  • Push the green button to print your ticket or the red button to cancel.
  • Hold card against yellow PayPass / PayWave sensor until beep sounds.
  • Collect your ticket and place it on your car dashboard, on the side closest to the kerb, so that it is clearly visible from outside the car.
What to do if a parking meter is out of order?

If the nearest parking meter is not working please purchase a ticket from the next closest meter. To report a fault, note down the meter identification number (located on the front of the meter or on your ticket) and call Council's parking meter hotline on (07) 3810 7575.

Parking Permits

Parking permits for metered and timed parking areas can be requested for the following purposes:

  • Commercial
  • Media
  • General contracting
  • Residential (within metered and timed parking areas)
  • Charities / not-for-profit organisations
Conditions of Use of a Motor Vehicle Parking Permit
  • Permits must be displayed on the dashboard (kerbside) and be clearly visible while parked under authority of the permit within the regulated parking area.
  • Permits apply only to the road in the vicinity of the premises of the permit holder and allow exemption from time restrictions and paid parking fees.
  • Council reserves the right to immediately revoke any parking permit.
  • Council cannot guarantee or reserve a permit holder a specific parking bay or even that on-street parking will be available for use at any time.
  • The vehicle must immediately be removed from the parking space if requested by an authorised person employed by Ipswich City Council or a Police Officer.
  • This permit does not apply to locations marked with 'No Stopping', 'No Parking' or 'Clearway' signs, other locations where parking is prohibited under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009.
  • This permit must not be used for personal or unrelated purposes.
  • In accordance with Council’s Local Laws, a parking permit will remain the property of Ipswich City Council and any vandalism, amending, copying or misuse of this permit is an offence.
  • In the event a replacement permit is being requested:
    • The permit holder must complete a statutory declaration that outlines why a replacement permit is required and the facts and circumstances of the loss, destruction or damage of the original permit.
    • Council reserves the right to deny a replacement permit if the facts and circumstances under which the permit was lost, destroyed or damaged are not to the satisfaction of Council.
  • A parking permit is valid for the period on the permit, unless earlier revoked. At the completion of this period, permit holders may apply for a new permit. However, there is no guarantee that the permit will be renewed.
  • A parking permit is non-transferable.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any permit by written notification to the permit holder giving 14 days notice.
  • A Penalty Infringement Notice may be issued for failure to comply with the conditions of the permit.
  • Parking permits can only be issued to vehicles with a maximum GVM of 4.5 tonnes. Any operators of heavier vehicles must apply for a Heavy Vehicle Parking Permit through Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development department.

Specific Permit Conditions

Commercial vehicle parking permit

The holder may only use the permit while they are undertaking commercial operations.

Media parking permit

The driver or occupants must be engaged in news information gathering duties near the parking location.

General contractors parking permit

The vehicle must bear the appropriate badge. The driver or occupants must be engaged in Council duties near the parking location.

Residential parking permit

A residential parking permit is strictly for residential use only. This permit is only applicable to light vehicles, including sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, 4WDs, utilities, light vans and motorcycles and is not valid for heavy commercial vehicles, trailers, boats, caravans or unregistered vehicles.

Charity / not-for-profit parking permit

Strictly for charities and not-for-profit organisations. A copy of a certificate of proof from the Australian Tax Office that the organisation is a charity or not-for-profit organisation is required with this application, along with the applicant’s name and address

To apply for a parking permit, please fill out the below form. Charges and late fees may apply.

Parking Permit Request Form (PDF, 46.0 KB)