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 $5.50 per hour with maximum of $24 per day. 

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Civic car park

Civic Car park building. Entry from Greys Avenue 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 $5 per hour with maximum of $24 per day.

Fanshawe 1200

Fanshawe St car park

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

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Upper Queen Street

20 Upper Queen Street. Casual fees $4 per hour for the first two hours, then $6 per hour.

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Open-air car parks

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

Auckland CBD

Loading and Servicing Management Plan

The Loading and Servicing Management Plan aims to mitigate the impact of the significant changes currently taking place in Auckland's City Centre.


On-street parking in Auckland City Centre


When parking on the street in Auckland City Centre:

  • there are 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.

Changes to the City Centre Parking Zone (CCPZ)

Changes to parking effective 1 July

  • Paid parking will be extended to Sunday and public holidays in the Green and Orange Zones. 
  • 8am to 6pm: $2.50 per hour for the first 2 hours and $4 per additional hour 
  • Wynyard Quarter will be exempt from these changes until the Wynyard Crossing Bridge reopens.

Changes to parking effective 1 October

  • Overnight paid parking will apply from 1 October 2024 across the City Centre Parking Zone.
  • Charges to be confirmed.
  • Wynyard Quarter will be exempt from these changes until the Wynyard Crossing Bridge reopens.

Auckland Transport are currently continuing conversations with key stakeholders and those affected to better understand their concerns and help identify potential mitigations.

Why these changes are happening

AT is facing increasing cost challenges to meet Auckland’s transport needs and maintain current levels of service. Auckland Council's Long-Term Plan encourages AT to find ways of increasing revenue, including through parking charges.

To address our funding gap in the fairest way, AT is extending paid parking operating hours in the City Centre Parking Zone to 24 hours a day, as part of a user-pays model. This will increase the turnover of parking spaces and enable wider use by those who choose to drive into the city after 6pm. 

Parking spaces are a public asset. Managing parking through time restrictions or pricing ensures that people using these services are paying a small share of Auckland Council’s associated costs. By setting parking fees at the right level, we can balance customer needs while reducing the cost of our operations to ratepayers.

Resident parking

AT is not currently considering new resident parking permits within the city centre. Residents who hold legacy parking permits remain unaffected by paid parking changes.

Changes to parking prices effective 28 August 2023

Auckland Transport is implementing a series of adjustments to what you pay for parking throughout the Auckland region.

Three changes are being implemented:

  • an increase to the hourly charge
  • adjustments to the Downtown Carpark price caps
  • a free parking trial in the Toka Puia Carpark (Takapuna).

Since its formation in 2010, Auckland Transport’s parking charges have remained unchanged. To adjust for inflation, parking charges in the Auckland region will increase by 1 dollar per hour.

City centre parking prices 

  • Zone 1 - charges apply 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week, including public holidays.
  • Zone 2 to 5 - charges apply 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on Sundays.

Map showing parking zones 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 in the city centre.

Zone 1 - Central zone (in blue)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $6 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $11 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm:

  • $3.5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $6 per hour for every subsequent hour.

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

  • $3.5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $6 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Zone 2 and 4 - Outer zone (in orange)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $4 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $7 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Saturday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $2.5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $4 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Zone 3 and 5 - Outer zone (in green)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $4.5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $8 per hour for every subsequent hour.

Saturday, 8am to 6pm:

  • $2.5 per hour for the first 2 hours,
  • then $4 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.


Downtown carpark earthquake risk assessment

A seismic assessment on the Downtown carpark building has been completed.


Mobility parking

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


Overnight "freedom" camping

In 2022 Auckland Council approved a new Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw. This includes rules about where you can and cannot freedom camp in vehicles and can be found at

Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022.

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