How parking works

Hourly fees apply on weekdays. Weekend parking is free, but time restrictions apply.

Parking fee rise

Fees in the central city area (marked red on the map below) will be increasing from $4 to $4.50 in August 2017.

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Parking fees 

Hourly parking fees in the central business district range from $1.50 to $4 per hour, with a minimum charge of:

  • $1 if paying by cash
  • $2 if paying by credit or debit card, text, Snapper or any other non-cash method.

When

Hourly fees apply on weekdays. Weekend parking is free, but time restrictions apply. Time restrictions only apply during on-street parking hours. 

On-street parking hours

Monday - Thursday

8am - 6pm

Friday

8am - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday

8am - 6pm 
No fee required; however, time restriction applies

Public holidays

No time limit or charge applies

Thorndon Quay

8am - 9pm daily

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Wellington City Council Service Centre - Parking Enquiries

Phone 04 801 3040
Postal Address PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140
Street Address Ground Floor, 101 Wakefield Street (Civic Square)
Hours
Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm