Why is Council introducing paid parking?

Car parks immediately outside the Cairns Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital are the most highly sought after spaces in the hospital precinct. Making extra paid parking will ensure a greater turn-over of vehicles in this area.

Premium parking at Council’s off-street car park on the Esplanade opposite Cairns Hospital is currently 4-hours paid parking. This will change to 3-hours paid parking.

If people do not wish to pay for parking, free parking is still available close to both hospitals.

Last updated: 25 October 2017