Smarter Parking

Stage two of the Smarter Parking Plan is about to roll out. Here's how it will affect you.

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The City of Ballarat’s Smarter Parking Plan Phase 2 roll out will begin on December 1, with current CBD parking meters starting to be removed and new infrastructure installed.

Parking meters that take coins and credit cards, along with a Smartphone app, will switch on in February 2020.

Clearly marked number plate recognition vehicles will start operating across the municipality in December.

While the roll out takes place, CBD on-street parking will be free from December 1 to January 31, although time limits will still apply.

Key elements of the Smarter Parking Plan infrastructure include:

  • You will pay only for the time you actually use
  • You will get one hour free, per vehicle, per day​
  • No more tickets
  • No more having to go back to your car​ -  you can top up at any meter
  • The phone app is free to download


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Click on a street to find out more about how much you will pay for parking in December and January.


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