Off-street carparks

Please note: Council is temporarily not accepting permit applications for the Lake Street and Grafton Street North carparks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Council provides off-street parking at several carparks. Prices vary.

  • Lake St Multi-Storey carpark - Open 24 hours per day / 7 days per week; $1.00 per hour from 7:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday. Free all day Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays
  • Hartley St carpark - $3 per day
  • Southern Esplanade carpark - $1.20 per hour
  • Grafton St North carpark - $1.20 per hour
  • Bunda St carpark - $2 per day

Permanent parking permits at Council carparks

Reserved parking is available at the Grafton Street North Carpark and the Lake Street Parking Station, although spaces are limited.

To reserve a bay, contact Council on 4044 3033 or fill in and submit an application to Council:

Private carparks

There are also a number of private carparks that you can use. Council is not responsible for these carparks and does not set the fees.

  • Cruise Terminal carpark (Wharf St)
  • Cairns Square (Abbott St)
  • Cairns Convention Centre (Hartley St)
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
  • Hilton International (Marlin Parade)
  • Koppens carpark (Grafton St, south)
  • The Pier Shopping Centre
  • Ports North carpark (Lake St ,south)
  • Reef Casino (Wharf St)
  • Rusty's Markets carpark (Sheridan St)
  • Wharf St Carpark

Car park map

This map shows Council-run and commercial off-street car parks in Cairns.
( PDF, 0.28 MB )

Please note prices are subject to change. Drivers must obey on-site signage.

For download

Last updated: 19 May 2017