City of Newcastle has a multi-faceted role in the management of parking in Newcastle. We are an owner and provider of off-street and on-street parking and are responsible for enforcing parking rules throughout the City. As a parking authority, City of Newcastle can establish and operate parking schemes, including resident permit parking schemes and define restricted parking areas.
How we manage parking, its supply and demand, can complement our efforts to increase walking, riding and public transport use, and contribute to our shared vision for a sustainable, liveable city.
The Parking Plan – On the street (PDF), recognises the need for better engagement and for transparent, evidence-based decision making. Actions over the short to medium term focus on more efficient utilisation of existing spaces and improving the knowledge base and policy framework for parking decisions. The actions identified in the Parking Plan are listed in our Parking Implementation Plan (PDF).
Smart parking is just one of the great ideas being implemented as part of our Smart City Strategy and on street parking in Newcastle just got a whole lot easier thanks to the EasyPark mobile app. Parkers can download the app and then have virtual control of any metered parking space, anywhere in Newcastle.
Mobility parking zones are in various locations in the LGA. The concessions for time limited parking are explained in this section.
EasyPark our mobile app
We are making car parking easy with an easy-to-use parking app that allows users to pay for parking wherever they are. It’s the quickest, most effortless solution for parking.
During major events you are encouraged to use public transport, or arrive early to find a safe and legal parking space. Before attending large events, check the event website for public transport and parking options.
Live Traffic and Closures
Find out about live traffic and temporary road closures or activities that impact on traffic conditions in Newcastle.
On-street motorbike-only parking areas
are designated by signage and pavement markings.
There are a range of parking options in Newcastle city centre including No.2 Sportsground or use the Easy Park app to pay for one of the parking meters.
Park and Ride
Park and Ride remains suspended following the impacts on travel and increase in working from home following COVID-19.
Parking Operations - What we do?
The role of our parking officers is to ensure that on-street parking turnover is maximised and access is available to kerbside space for all stakeholders.
Resident parking and resident visitor parking permits are intended to cater for residents with no off-street parking.
Council parking officers patrol roads and Council-operated parks, reserves and sporting grounds within the Newcastle Local Government area.
Ticket/Phone and Timed Parking
Paid parking operates at various times throughout the city – please check kerbside signs for hours of operation. Outside the times indicated, parking is free and unrestricted.