Council provides more than 6400 parking places in Cairns, including 1400 in the CBD, through a mix of on-street parking and off-street carparks.
Parking hours, especially on-street parking, is updated regularly as the city grows, to ensure a regular turn over of vehicles to balance the needs of visitors, shoppers, businesses and employees.
Regulated parking hours are generally between 8.30am and 5pm weekdays and 8.30am and 11.30am Saturday. However, some areas, such as the Southern Esplanade Car Park, have extended hours so please check signs.
Council generally charges $1.20 per hour for its on-street and off-street parking.