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
|Monday – Friday||8am – 5pm|
|Saturday||9am – 3pm|
|Sunday||Free all day|
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]
- H & J Smith Car park [Pay to park, first hour free if shopping at H & J Smith]
- Esk St 1 Car park [Pay to park]
- Don St Car park [Pay to park]
- Esk St 2 Car park [Pay to park]
Click here for a map of the CBD car parks and parking buildings.
Leven St Car Park Hours & Charges
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|
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.
- Parking – Statutory Declaration Use this form for parking offences if you were not the driver and seek to transfer liability
- Parking statement – form Use this form if you have been ticketed and want to make a comment or provide an explanation
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:
- Map of mobility parks: Inner city mobility parks map [PDF]