Parking sensor replacement

Parking sensors

The City of Hobart is replacing our in-ground parking sensors from March to May 2024.

These sensors are located within the road surface of metered and time-restricted parking bays throughout the city and North Hobart.

The works will require short-term closures of parking bays. Parking bays will be closed off in small numbers to minimise the impact on local businesses and the community.

Parking bays will be re-opened as soon as works have been completed, usually on the same day.

Bay closure signage may be in place the afternoon before in order to undertake works the following morning. Overnight parking will still be permitted but please follow the signs and vacate the parking bays by the required time.

We are making every effort to minimise the disruption to parking and we apologise for the inconvenience.

This page was last updated on: 23 April 2024

Project area map

Parking sensor replacement map

Parking sensor replacement map(PDF, 826KB)

Work locations marked with a black dashed line will be undertaken at the end of April. Locations marked with a dashed orange line have been postponed and will occur at a date to be determined.


April Update: Ongoing works have been postponed until 6 May, with completion expected by mid May 2024.

The table below shows the week when works will commence in each zone. Works in some areas may extend into the following week, subject to installation rates.

Zone Week Commencing Status
1 11 March Completed
2 18 March Completed
3 18 March Completed
4 25 March Completed
5 25 March Completed
6 8 April Completed
7* 8 April Completed
8* 15 April Commenced
9 15 April Commenced
10 15 April Commenced
11 6 May Planned
12 6 May Planned

*Additional works to also occur at the end of the program


Why do the sensors need to be replaced?

The sensors have reached the end of their lifespan and are being replaced to keep them up to date with the latest technology.

How will I know when the works will happen on my street?

Due to the scale of the project, we cannot provide an exact day that works will begin on a particular block but we can provide a general indication of when they are likely to take place.

The week before we know that works will occur in a particular street we will:

  • Place signs on the parking meters advising of the upcoming works
  • Deliver letters to businesses with street frontages advising them to expect parking bay closures within the following 2 weeks.

The contractors carrying out the works will also attempt to advise adjacent businesses in person immediately before they begin.

Impacted city and North Hobart parking permit holders will receive a letter advising them of the works taking place throughout March to April.

How long will the works take?

The works began mid March and are scheduled to be completed by mid May.

Only a small number of parking bays will be closed at a time. They will reopen as soon as the works are complete – usually on the same day.

Will it be noisy?

In some locations workers will use a core drill to open the road to replace the parking sensor. We're limiting the noise and disruption by upgrading a few bays at a time and aim to have works completed within the same day.

Will the works rip up the road surface?

No. Sensors are small and workers will use a core drill to open the road directly around the sensor to remove and then install the new one.

Will there be any road closures?

No. The works will be contained to the parking bays.

What are the parking sensors for?

The in-ground sensor is a small electronic device installed in parking bays that are metered or time-restricted to record the time a vehicle arrives and departs the bay. Parking officers are alerted when a vehicle overstays the time limit.

Parking sensors provide is a more accurate and consistent way to manage parking by encouraging drivers to comply with restrictions.

Will there be any changes to parking in my street?

While there will be short time closure of parking bays to carry out the works – usually less than a day – there will be no ongoing changes to parking due to these works.

We are simply replacing existing infrastructure.