How to pay for parking

Choose your preferred payment method

The City of Hobart has rolled out a new Integrated Parking System, which provides greater choice of payment methods. The new meters are compatible with the mobile payment app EasyPark, but also accept payment by credit card, Apple Pay or coins at the meter.

To pay either via the app or at the meter, the correct bay number for the parking space is required. This is a unique code that appears as a three or four digit number displayed on the kerb.

The new meter system includes the installation of in-ground sensors to monitor vehicle movements. See information on using the new meters.

EasyPark app

The free EasyPark app is available for use on Android, Apple and Windows platforms. It allows motorists to skip the meter and pay from anywhere. Features include the ability to top up parking to the maximum time allowed, and notifications advising when the parking session is due to expire. You can end the session manually upon vacating your parking space to ensure you pay only for the amount of time you stay.

As the City of Hobart is operating from a bay-based system, map functionality is not required to use the app. Just insert the bay number to identify your location.

See how to use the EasyPark app

Download the app now from the App Store or Google Play. For more information on the app, call 1300 734 070 or visit the EasyPark app website.

Credit card

Credit or debit cards can be used on all new meters across the city centre. Visa and Mastercard are accepted and there is no credit card surcharge.

There is no minimum charge when paying by card. The meter will default to an amount depending on the tariff (amount per hour of the zone). Your first press of the - + or Max button will activate the card payment side of the meter, then you are able to select the amount of time you require by again pressing the - + or Max button. This needs to be confirmed with the green tick before processing payment.

Apple Pay 

Use your Apple Watch or iPhone with compatible software (note - device may require software update) to tap and go at the meter.

Coins

Coin payment is available on all meters. Meters accept 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins. The meters cannot give change.

How to use the new parking meters

How to use the EasyPark app

 

Frequently asked questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions can be found on the Integrated parking system - frequently asked questions page. 

Dial Before You Dig

Any individual, contractor or other authority intending to carry out works in areas with in-ground sensors will need to notify Parking Operations and receive approval. Find out more: Dial Before You Dig - Parking Sensors