Parking options in Central Geelong

There are more than 4700 off street car parks and 5400 on street car parks in Central Geelong. Both short and long term options are available.

Parking fees and time limits are in place to ensure turn over of car spaces during busy periods so more people can access shops and businesses each day. In general terms parking time limits are shorter within the inner core of the city whilst longer time limits are more readily available as you move further out.

Parking options in Central Geelong:

Parking area Available spaces
Busport 194 *
Carlton Central 103  
Civic Centre 487 *
Cummings Place 50  
Cunningham Pier 150  
Haymarket 260 *
Hearne Parade 230  
Little Malop Street 120  
Little Ryrie Street 170 *
Market Square 600  
Officeworks 75  
Promenade 170  
Ritchie Boulevard 248  
Wesley Church 52 *
Western Beach 96 *
Westfield Geelong 1700  
* indicates car park totals and includes both permit and casual parking spaces

Here are some good spots to look for a car space:

Brougham Street
  • (Yarra - Bellerine) middle of the road $6.20 all day
  • (Yarra - Bellerine) $5.20 per 3 hour period
  • (centre road Gheringhap - Mercer) $6.20 all day
Bellerine Street
(east side between Malop and Brougham Streets) - $6.20 all day
Busport Car Park
Only available for casual parking on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to midnight and from 6:00pm to midnight from Monay to Friday during the xmas period (free).
Central Geelong Park and Ride - Upper Hearne Parade
Park all day and ride the shuttle bus to and from Central Geelong for just $3 per day. Operating 7:30am to 10:00am and 4:00pm to 6:30pm Monday to Friday approximately every 10 minutes.
Garden Street - Eastern Beach end
All day free parking
Haymarket Car Park - Myers Street
All day metered bays – $9.20 all day or $2.60 per hour.
Hearne Parade - above Eastern Beach
All day free parking
Ritchie Boulevard - (beyond Geelong Yacht Club)
$5.20 all day
Western Beach - (adjacent to Cunningham Pier)
Permits (Monday to Friday) and free 3 hour (3P) parking on weekends.
Western Beach Road
  • (north side between Gheringhap and Cavendish Streets) $6.20 all day
  • (south side between Gheringhap and Cavendish Streets) $3.10 per 4 hours (4P)

Or you might prefer public transport via train or bus, or car pool with your workmates or friends.

Public holiday parking

Please note that our ticket machines are programmed for free parking on public holidays.

Always check your nearest ticket machine before leaving your vehicle to avoid attracting a penalty notice.

In general Victorian Public Holidays apply.

Melbourne Cup is not a local public holiday therefore parking limits and fees apply.

Our Geelong Cup Day is held each year in mid to late October and is a free parking day.

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