Short-term parking

The City of Hobart offers a range of short-term parking options across the city centre. These include daily parking options, accessible and pensioner parking, as well as designated all-day parking on Saturdays only.

Daily parking

The Hobart City Council has endorsed new fees for the 2021–22 financial year. This includes changes to car parking fees for both on-street and off-street car parking.

From 1 July 2021 the City of Hobart multi-storey car parks (Argyle Street, Centrepoint and Hobart Central car parks) will offer the first 60 minutes of parking for free.

Parking for up to four hours will only cost $2 per hour. Rates beyond this will vary slightly depending on the length of the stay. The maximum fee for day parking Monday to Saturday will be $23 and $10 on Sundays.

The full list of fee changes will be published on 1 July 2021.

Short-term parking is available in the following multi-storey car parks. In all three car parks, the first 90 minutes of parking is free from Monday to Saturday, and the first three hours free on Sunday.

Centrepoint Car Park (Victoria Street)

Location: 35 Victoria Street, Hobart 7000

Vehicle entry to this car park is from Victoria Street, with pedestrian entry also from Murray Street and Centrepoint Shopping Centre. There are 16 disabled parking spaces all in close proximity to the elevators. There are 782 parking bays, with a height restriction of 2.1 metres.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 7.30 am – 6.15 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am – 5.15 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am – 4.15 pm

Argyle Street Car Park

Location: 38 Argyle Street, Hobart 7000

Please note the lifts at the Argyle Street Car Park are being upgraded for an improved and faster service. For more information regarding the upgrade, including alternative access points, view the Argyle Street Car Park Lift Upgrade page.

Vehicle entry to this car park is from Argyle Street, with pedestrian access from Wellington Court. There are eight disabled access parking spaces that are all located in close proximity to the elevators. There are 1155 parking bays, with a height restriction of 2 metres.

Public toilets are located in the car park foyer, and a parenting room is located on Level 1.

Bicycle lockers are available for a fee, but users are required to provide their own lock.

The City of Hobart operates a free wheelchair hire scheme for people shopping in the city centre for a few hours. For enquiries about wheelchair availability please phone 03 6238 2780. More information about accessible transport options within the City of Hobart is available on our accessible transport and parking page. 

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 7 am – 10 pm

Hobart Central Car Park

Location: 60 Melville Street, Hobart 7000

Vehicle entry to this car park is from Melville Street, with pedestrian entry also from Bathurst Street. There are 10 disabled parking spaces all in close proximity to the elevators.

The car park has 456 parking bays, with a height restriction of 2.2 metres. The public toilet and parent room facilities are located on the ground floor of the car park.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 7.45 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday: 7.45 am – 4.30 pm  

Melville Street Car Park (UTAS Residential Apartments)

Location: 49 Melville Street, Hobart 7000 (near the corner of Elizabeth Street)

3-hour limit voucher parking.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday: No restrictions

Other Car Parks

Parking is also available at Dunn Place, Condell Place, Lefroy Street, Salamanca Square and Melville Street (UTAS Residential Apartments).

Saturday parking

Trafalgar Place Car Park

Location: Trafalgar Place, Hobart 7000

Accessible from Macquarie Street, the Trafalgar Place Car Park provides $6 all-day parking every Saturday from 7 am to 5.30 pm. The car park is located just a short walk from Salamanca Markets and the Hobart city centre. The car park is open to the public on Saturdays only, when vehicles are permitted to park in the yellow and blue sections (usually reserved for long term parking during the week). Parking bays marked with a red sign are reserved and can only be used by the permit holder.

Fees and charges

Information about the City of Hobart's parking fees and charges can be found on pages 34-43 of the 2020-21 Fees and Charges booklet. Note that prices are subject to change dependent on the services provided by the City of Hobart throughout the year.

Accessible parking

Information on accessible transport options available in the City of Hobart, including parking, wheelchair hire and pensioner concession vouchers can be found on our accessible transport and parking page.

After hours vehicle release

If you discover your vehicle is locked in one of our car parks, it may be released after hours by phoning security on 03 6105 0420. A fee of $56 is payable on release in addition to any daily parking fees.

Holding vehicles for safety

We may hold vehicles for safety at a rate of $24 per day plus $6 overnight. Contact 03 6238 2780 for more information.