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Pay by plate parking

Pay by plate parking is an easy, paperless system that works on your vehicle's registration number.

Report a problem with a pay by plate machine

Paying for parking

To pay for parking, enter your registration (licence plate) number into the parking machine and pay for the amount of time you wish to park. The machine sends your information to Auckland Transport (AT) so you no longer need to display a paper ticket on your dashboard.

Enforcement is done via licence plate recognition.

Open-air car parks

AT provides open-air, pay by plate parking at these locations:

Open-air car park locations Operating hours Tariffs (incl. GST)  

Eastern Viaduct
210 Quay Street (Te Wero Bridge)

7 days, 24 hours.

Monday to Friday:

  • Day (6am to 6pm): $12 for 3 hours.
  • Evening (6pm to 8am next day): $12.

Weekends (6pm Friday to 6am Monday) and public holidays: $12 (exit by 8am the next day).

Jellicoe Street
37 - 55 Madden Street 
Freemans Bay

7 days, from 7am to 10pm.

Monday to Saturday: First hour free. $6 per hour thereafter (to a maximum of 4 hours).

Sundays and public holidays: $2 per hour (to a maximum of 4 hours).

How to get a receipt

When you complete your transaction you will be asked if you want a e-receipt. If you do, you will be given a code.

To get a copy of the receipt:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the e-receipt code and your licence plate number.
  3. You can choose to save/print the receipt or register your email address so that all future receipts and transaction details for that plate number will be sent to your email address (you must select “yes” when asked if you would like an e-receipt).

For more information or assistance

Contact Auckland Transport