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Parking in central Auckland Central Auckland

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

Downtown 1200

Downtown car park

Downtown car park building. Customs Street West, Auckland City Centre. Casual fees $4.50 per hour with maximum of $40 per day. 

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Civic car park

Civic Car park building. Entry from Greys Ave or Mayoral Drive, Auckland City Centre.

Victoria Carpark 1200

Victoria St car park

Victoria Street car park, 30 Kitchener St, corner Victoria St East and Kitchener St, Auckland City Centre. Casual fees $4 per hour with maximum of $24 per day.

Fanshawe 1200

Fanshawe St car park

72-100 Fanshawe St car park, Auckland City Centre.

Parking Rules 294

Upper Queen Street

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

Parking Macro

Open-air car parks

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


On-street parking in Auckland City Centre


When parking on the street in Auckland City Centre:

  • there's no time limits - stay as long as you like; only pay for what you need.
  • lower prices for short stays.
  • there are 3 pricing zones.
  • if you are parking for less than 10 minutes you do not need to pay.

How to pay for on-street parking

On-street parking is pay by plate. Always check the nearest pay by plate machine for parking rates and times of operation.

Find out more about pay by plate or pay using the AT Park app.

City centre parking prices (as of 18 March 2019)

Auckland City Centre on-street parking zones and pricing map
Download the Auckland City Centre parking zone map (PDF 224KB).

Zone 1 - Central zone

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $10 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm:

  • $2.50 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $5 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 8am to 10pm:

  • $2.50 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $5 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Zone 2 - Outer zone

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $3.50 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $7 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Saturday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $1.50 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $3 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Zone 3 - Outer zone

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

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

Saturday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $1.50 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $3 per hour for every subsequent 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.