Auckland Transport

Parking in central AucklandCentral Auckland

Find parking in central Auckland, from our CBD car park buildings to on-street, pay and display options.

Downtown 1200

Downtown car park

Customs Street West, CBD. Casual fees $4 per hour with maximum of $24 per day. 

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Civic car park

Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive, CBD. Casual fees $4 per hour with maximum of $24 per day.

Victoria Carpark 1200

Victoria St car park

30 Kitchener St, corner Victoria St East and Kitchener St, CBD. Casual fees $4 per hour with maximum of $24 per day.

Fanshawe 1200

Fanshawe St car park

72-100 Fanshawe St, CBD. Casual fees $3 per hour with maximum of $20 per day.

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Upper Queen Street

20 Upper Queen Street. Casual fees $3 per hour with maximum of $10 per day. $6 evening rate.

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Open-air car parks

Find AT's open-air car parks in central Auckland and how much you'll pay.


On-street parking


City Centre Parking Zone Map July 2016On-street parking is pay and display. Always check the nearest pay and display machine for parking rates and times of operation.

Features of on-street parking in Auckland's city centre:

  • No time limits - stay as long as you like; only pay for what you need.
  • Low prices for short stays - you won't pay more than $4.50 per hour for the first 2 hours.
  • 2 pricing zones (see the map for details).
  • 10-minute grace period - if you are parking for less than 10 minutes you do not need to pay.
  • $1 minimum fee.
  • Parking charges in the CBD apply 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
  • For longer stays, pay $4 per hour in one of AT’s 4 city centre parking buildings ($24 daily maximum).

Most pay and display parking outside the CBD operates from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays), unless otherwise stated on the machine.

City centre parking prices (as of 11 July 2016)

Central zone (zone 1)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $4.50 per hour for the first 2 hours.
  • $9 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm:

  • $2 per hour.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays:

  • $2 per hour.

Outer zone (zone 2)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $3 per hour for the first 2 hours.
  • $6 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Saturday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $1 per hour.

Find out more about our approach to managing parking in Auckland.


Monthly lease parking

Monthly lease parking is available at most AT car park buildings.


Mobility parking

Mobility parking is available in car park buildings as well as on street.


Overnight "freedom" camping

Auckland Council pilot

From February to April 2017, Auckland Council is conducting a pilot programme to allow freedom camping at 29 locations across the Auckland region.

Pilot sites will be monitored to ensure they are kept well maintained and tidy, with clear access for the public. There may be changes to the conditions of camping or closure of sites if there are problems or if sites are not coping with demand.

Find out more about the pilot and the location of freedom camping sites (OurAuckland website).

Staying overnight on the road

Freedom camping or staying overnight (between sunset and sunrise) on Auckland roads is against Auckland Council traffic bylaws. Breach of bylaw notices may be issued to people camping on streets, and those not complying may be issued a trespass notice under Section 3 of the Trespass Act. Camping equipment, including tents, camping utensils, and vehicles could be seized.

Auckland Council operates 44 campgrounds in regional parks throughout Auckland and there are also three holiday parks. If you need further help to relocate, please contact Auckland Council or the Auckland City Mission.