How we manage car parking (particularly around the city) is important for the community and a key challenge.

Your responsibility

There is a right way to park in our streets.

Parking measures

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.


Parking innovations

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.

Programs and initiatives