FREE PARKING: All Gold Coast parking meters ‘switched off’

From tomorrow, all parking across the Gold Coast will become completely free.

Mayor Tom Tate confirmed council had decided to switch off all of the city’s parking metres in a bid to help support local business and everyone still working through the coronavirus crisis.

“That is all on street and City owned off street parking, thus free parking,” the Mayor said.


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“This is for the whole of the City, but is especially to assist health workers in our medical precincts.”

The Bruce Bishop, Mal Burke and Jubilee carparks will still cost motorists, however that will be capped at just $5 a day.

In addition, Council’s parking officers have also been instructed not to issue fines for parking offences across the City, except in circumstances where the “illegal parking is causing a safety risk or preventing the free-flow of traffic through the Gold Coast.”

Brisbane City Council has confirmed they are also following suit and will switch off all parking metres, making more than 8,000 spaces free of charge.

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does this include 2 hour parking on streets?

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I got fined Wednesday 9.24am the Parking meters kick in at 9am was really disappointed to think that I got fined for being at work. Normally i finish work by 9am and there’s not a problem. But because of Covid 19 distancing and team briefs also the election i’m having to work longer. I’m not complaining about that. Then to get to my car to find a $80 fine when i’m just trying to do my best to keep an income & to help keep things moving. I like my daughter & many Australians lost jobs in Hospitality i lost… Read more »

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How do we know when this initiative is finished. I don’t want to park there and suddenly get a fine when it has finished?