Nestled between kunanyi / Mount Wellington and one of the great harbours of the world on the River Derwent estuary, the City of Hobart is noted for its easy accessibility.
Shoppers and visitors can access a range of car parks all within easy walking distance of key destinations in the city centre. Multi story car parks are placed at strategic locations throughout the city. Refer to the Parking in Hobart section for more information.
For people with disabilities the Council provides services such as a Hobart CBD Mobility Map and a free wheelchair scheme to improve access to the city centre and Salamanca Market. Further information on the above and other relevant topics can be found on the Walking, Wheelchair and Mobility Assistance Page, or your can download our Event Accessibility Guide, which includes information that may assist guests with access and mobility issues at our major events.
While Hobart was the first City in Australia to install parking meters in 1955, the Hobart City Council continues to offer innovative parking ideas to benefit shoppers, commuters and visitors. The latest multi-bay meters throughout the city centre are easy to use and instructions for all meters used in the Hobart City Council area can be found on the Parking Meters page.
The Council continues to provide off street parking spaces ensuring parking spaces at street level are readily available to service the varying needs of the community, retail outlets and businesses. The Parking in Hobart page provides an overview of the parking options for Cars, Motocycles and Bicycles whilst the Permits page outlines the type of parking permit facilities available in Hobart.
There is easy public access to sections of the working port and other areas of the Sullivans Cove waterfront allowing visitors to view the fishing fleet in Victoria Dock, buy fish from the fish punts in and around Constitution Dock and enjoy the food and drinks served up in the various hotels and restaurants.
The Council is responsible for an extensive network of roads and footpaths, both in terms of managing the safe and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians, as well as ensuring the assets are well maintained. It has an active programme of inspections and implementing improvements in Managing the Transport Network.
For more information on all these topics and more refer to the Transport section of the Council website.