How we manage car parking (particularly around the city) is important for the community and a key challenge.
There is a right way to park in our streets.
Parking meters were reactivated and regular fees resumed from Monday 4 January 2021.
This followed a period of free casual parking in all our CBD spaces, which was provided via a COVID-19 support package for the community.
The City has embraced new technologies to create an easier and more efficient car parking system in central Geelong.
The smart parking innovations
include pay-by-plate methodology, licence plate recognition and a new pay-by-phone application by EasyPark.
The rollout allowed us to effectively introduce a free parking trial in central Geelong's 2P zones.
The trial was initiated after a Council resolution in April 2019. It was placed on hold during the latter half of 2020 but resumed on 1 January 2021.