Parking in Cairns

Where to park in the city

A variety of parking is available in Cairns, from on street metered parking to off street privately operated facilities.

Parking permits

You need to apply to Council for a permit to use commercial loading zones or for business parking and residential parking permits.

Campervans and RVs

Council offers designated short-term, day-parking bays for RVs in Gordonvale and the Cairns city centre. Both parking sites are identified by RV Parking signs and are easily accessed from major arterial roads.

Parking fines

Parking fines are a way of ensuring safety and provide a deterrent for people to misuse parking facilities.You can request a parking fine to be waived if you believe it is unjustified.