Brisbane City is full of shops, cultural experiences, and businesses. But with how little parking Brisbane City offers, it can be hard to get around by car.

Really, the best way into Brisbane City is the bus or train. The buses are pretty good, with big stations at King George Square and Myer Centre and smaller stops across the city. Brisbane trains are also some of the best in Australia.

But If you can’t use public transport and need to drive into Brisbane City, read on for some of the best places to park your car in the CBD.

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Brisbane City parking: King George Square car park

King George Square car park is managed by Brisbane City Council and is located underground between Ann and Adelaide Streets.

This car park is located right near City Hall and provides excellent access for the CBD and Queen Street Mall precincts.

Rates are as follows:

  • 0-15 minutes: FREE
  • 15-20 minutes: $5
  • 20-30 minutes: $10
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour: $18
  • 1-1.5 hours: $22
  • 1.5-2 hours: $25
  • 2-2.5 hours: $27
  • 2.5-3 hours: $30
  • 3-3.5 hours: $32
  • 3.5-4 hours: $35

There are also some special parking rates:

  • More than four hours: $35 (for cars entering before 4.30pm)
  • Early bird rate: $20 per day (for cars entering between 5.30-7am and exiting between 1-6pm)
  • Maximum daily rate: $35 (for cars leaving before 6pm)
  • Special night parking rates are available from 4.30pm Monday – Friday nights with a flat rate of $5. Parking on Saturdays and Sundays is also $5.
  • Drivers of electric and hybrid cars pay half the casual parking rate.

Brisbane City parking: Wickham Terrace Car Park

Wickham Terrace Car Park is also managed by Brisbane City Council. It’s between Wickham Terrace and Turbot Streets in Brisbane City. The car park is multi-level, and has good access to the Sofitel Hotel and Central Station.

Parking rates are as follows:

  • Up to 15 minutes: FREE
  • 15-20 minutes: $5
  • 20-30 minutes: $10
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour: $18
  • 1-1.5 hours: $22
  • 1.5-2 hours: $25
  • 2-2.5 hours: $27
  • 2.5-3 hours: $30
  • 3-3.5 hours: $32
  • 3.5-4 hours: $35

And here are the special parking rates:

  • More than four hours up to 6pm (for cars entering before 4.30pm) – $35
  • Maximum business day rate until 6pm – $35
  • Early-bird parking: $18 flat rate (enter between 5.30am-9am Monday to Friday and exit between 1pm-7pm
  • Discounts are also available for electric and hybrid cars. Weekends and night parking is available for a flat rate of $5.

The river of Brisbane City at night with the light up skyline of Brisbane city in the background

Brisbane City parking: The Myer Centre Car park

The Myer Centre Car Park is located under the shopping centre of the same name in the heart of Brisbane City. Parking rates here are higher than other CBD options, unless you book online. In that case, the cost of parking is quite competitive.

Drive-up parking rates are as follows:

  • 0-20 minutes: $11
  • 20-30 minutes: $23
  • 30 minutes to 1 hours: $28
  • 1-1.5 hours: $33
  • 2-2.5 hours: $43
  • 2.5-3 hours: $48
  • Over 3 hours: $58

If you pre-book your parking online, you’ll save more than just a couple of dollars. It’s well worth doing if you know you’re going to be parking there.

Pre-booked rates are:

  • 0-1 hours: $10
  • 1-2 hours: $15
  • 2-3 hours: $20
  • Over 3 hours: $25

Discounts for night parking and weekends are also available with flat rates between $5-$11 dollars depending on the day and time and whether you book online.

Street parking Brisbane City

In the Brisbane Central Traffic Area you can park for a maximum of two hours on unsigned streets unless there are parking metres or signs showing otherwise.

The two-hour limit applies at these times:

Monday to Friday: 7am to 6pm

Saturday: 7am to midday

Brisbane City parking fees are capped for on-street parking with a maximum daily charge of $10 on Weekdays and $6 on weekends, so it’s an affordable option for all-day parking. Just remember you can’t book a street spot, so one might not be available where you need it.

An aerial shot of an empty street in Brisbane City, an odd sign considering how little parking Brisbane offers

Another Brisbane parking option – Parkhound

This one isn’t a particular car park, but it’s a convenient way to find affordable short or long-term parking in Brisbane City.

The Parkhound website lists 752 cheap and secure parking spaces including undercover, outdoor, garage, overnight and secure parking spots, all across Brisbane City. People can list their parking spaces for rent here, giving you more parking options. After you search you can view the car park details and then book securely online.

South Bank Cultural Centre car parking

While it’s not technically in Brisbane City, South Bank is just a short stroll from the city centre and has great car parking options.

There are three car parks located in the Cultural Centre servicing the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library Queensland, Gallery of Modern Art, and Queensland Museum. Parking here is a flat rate of $17 per entry per day, making it an affordable all-day option.

You can easily walk from these car parks to the CBD via the Kurilpa footbridge or Victoria Bridge.

Can Brisbane parking be made better with GoGet?

The short answer is yes! GoGet cars can be found in Brisbane City car parks, where members can rent them by the hour or by the day. If you need a car to make a trip that starts and ends in Brisbane City, GoGet could be a great option! Because every GoGet has a dedicated car spot, you won’t need to worry about finding a spot when you return the car.

Even if GoGet doesn’t suit your trip, remember that car share is a public service – we actually reduce the number of cars on the road. Car share is used by members to replace owning a car in the first place. That means fewer people own private cars, with up to 30 people using each GoGet car. With less cars on the road, there’s less congestion and less competition for parking.

We have a super special offer for Brisbane residents. Join our GoFrequent plan – with our cheapest hourly rates – and we’ll waive the $30 monthly fee for the first 6 months!

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 A lineup of GoGet cars in a city building car park - GoGet cars are found in car parks in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, and help reduce the competition for parking in the city