🅿️ Are you eligible for a parking ticket refund?

📣 If you received and paid an infringement for failing to activate the parking meter in a metered space between 1 July 2022 and 29 February 2024 you are eligible for a refund.  Click here to learn more.

Using our parking meters

Our parking meters are simple to use and offer a wider range of options to pay for parking, including Paywave, app, online and coin!


Pay using your phone

You can pay for your parking in the city using the PayMyPark app.

Download today for iOS or Android, and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.


Paid parking hours


Day Time
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Sunday Free all day
Public holidays Free all day


Parking charges

Parking is charged in 15-minute increments and you receive 30 minutes of free parking each day*.

It costs $1 for a full hour, $3 for two hours, and $4 per hour after that, each day.

The minimum charge is 50 cents, and there is no surcharge for using your credit card at a parking kiosk. Please note: Other fees may be charged when using the app or website.

*Please remember, even if you only intend to park for 30 minutes, you must still register your vehicle at the parking kiosk, via the PayMyPark app or website using the QR codes for access.

When the paid time has expired, that plate is no longer validated and you may be issued with an infringement notice.


CBD Car parks and parking buildings

  • Wilson Parking, 31 Leet St [Pay to park]
  • 19 Don St [Pay to park]
  • Leven St Car Park [Levels 2 & 4 Pay to park, Level 8 free for 90 mins]
  • Esk St 1 Car park [Pay to park]
  • Don St Car park [Pay to park]
  • Esk St 2 Car park [Pay to park]


Leven St Car Park Hours & Charges


Parking infringements

Parking infringement fines range from between $12 and $57, dependent on the paid time exceeded, or if you have not paid for parking at all. Refer to the table below for the range of fines:

Parked in a parking space exceeding time paid for at a pay and display, pay by space or pay by plate method:
Not more than 30 minutes $12.00
More than 30 minutes but not more than one hour $15.00
More than one hour but not more than two hours $21.00
More than two hours but not more than four hours $30.00
More than four hours but not more than six hours $42.00
More than six hours $57.00
Failed to pay for parking at carparks using pay and display, pay by space or pay by plate method $40.00


Further reading


Free parking for over 80s

Residents who have reached the age of 80 and still have a current driving licence are eligible for a free all-day on-street parking.

To get started simply visit the Civic Administration Building, at 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, with your drivers license and car’s plate number on hand.




Mobility parks in the city

There are a number of mobility parks located throughout the inner city. Refer to the map below to find their locations:

Parking tickets

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Appeal a parking ticket

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