Snapper for parking

Snapper cards can now be used at some on-street parking meters in Wellington city - just look for the Snapper sign on the meter.

Snapper card being used to pay for parking.

You can use your Snapper cards at on-street parking meters in Wellington covering more than 3,000 spaces citywide. 

Central city parking fee area map (595KB PDF)

How to use

  1. Push the left arrow button to select Snapper as the payment type.
  2. Hold your Snapper to the reader. It will beep and your Snapper balance will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Select the period of time that you would like to park for by using the arrow buttons to the left and right of the screen. Press OK to proceed.
  4. Hold your Snapper to the reader to pay for your parking.
  5. Wait for the machine to beep and press OK for your ticket.


  • There is no need to carry cash or coins.
  • You can check your transaction history online and the payments will appear in your transaction history as "WCC Parking". 
  • You can check your Snapper balance at the parking meters.

Transaction fee

There is a 25 cent fee applied to each Snapper parking transaction.

More information

Contact Snapper

Phone 0800 555 345
Website Snapper
Location map.



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)
Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm