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

We are offering free parking for all our off-street and on-street CBD spaces until 2 August 2020.

From 3 August:

  • On-street 2P parking will remain free until 31 December, as part of our ongoing COVID-19 support package for the community.
  • Paid parking for on-street 3P and longer time zones will be activated.
  • Off-street parking permits will resume. Existing permit holders can choose to restart payments, maintain their indefinite suspension, or cancel their permit.


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 on 1 December 2020.

The trial was initiated after a Council resolution in April 2019. It is now on hold - due to the introduction of the free parking in 2P zones initiative - and will resume on 1 January 2021.

Programs and initiatives