Central city parking map

Use this map to find out where you can park in central Hamilton.

Requirements and locations

Mobility parking spaces are provided across Hamilton and are marked by mobility signs with yellow/blue road markings to differentiate them from other parking spaces. You must display your mobility parking permit to use these. You can also use paid general parking spaces for twice the time you’ve paid for if you display your mobility permit (this is not included in the long-stay carparks, these are $6 per day for all users).

CCS Disability Action provides the national Mobility Parking Permit Scheme. Apply for a permit and find out more on their website.

Mobility parks are also provided at all Council facilities, including our offices and in the Council-operated parking area near the Waikato Museum. Outside the central city, you’ll also find mobility parking at these Council facilities: Waterworld, Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton Zoo, and Hamilton Gardens.

Other useful road and transport info

You might like to visit our roads and transport pages too. You’ll find a summary on who is responsible for looking after roads and transport in Hamilton and how this is being done. Learn how to get info to plan your journey to work, school or around the city, and discover what road safety work is being done in Hamilton.

See our tips for workplace travel planning.

Fees, charges, and parking durations

Here’s a list of parking-related fees (including info on parking fines), and information on how long you can park in Council-operated car parks.

Off-street car park facilities
Founders Theatre Car Park
60 spaces, pay and display. Machine closed 5pm.
Per hour $1.00
Weekday max $4.00
Meteor Theatre Car Park
62 spaces, pay and display. Machine closed 5pm.
Per hour $1.00
All day rate $4.00
Museum Car Park
62 spaces, pay and display. Machine closed 5pm.
Up to 1 hour $1.00
3 hours maximum $3.00
Sonning Car Park
307 spaces, pay on exit/entry, open 7am - 5pm.
Flat rate all day fee $5.00
Garden Place Car Park Building
460 spaces, pay on exit/entry, open 6am - 10:30pm.
Casual Rate
Casual Rate Up to 1 hour Free
Casual Rate 1-2 hours $4.00
Casual Rate 2-3 hours $6.00
Casual Rate 3-4 hours $8.00
Casual Rate Over 4 hours $12.00
Weekend Rate
Weekend Rate Up to 1 hour Free
Weekend Rate 1-2 hours $4.00
Weekend Rate More than 2 hours $5.00
On-street Parking
On-Street Meter Parking - First 2 hours Free
On-Street Meter Parking - After first 2 hours per hour - up to 4 hours $6.00
Short-term reservation per day $30.00
Long-term reservation per negotiated rate
All-day paid parking per day $6.00

Other disability resources

You’ll find more disability and access information on getting around the city, plus related support and resources on our community – disability page, including:

  • a central city accessibility map
  • information on accessing Council H3 venues
  • Council’s Disability Advisory Group
  • how our staff can help you when you visit us.

Find out more about micro-mobility devices and how to safely use them in Hamilton – including mobility scooters – and check out our safety tips.

Related pages

On-street parking

Get information on where to park in central Hamilton.

Pay a parking ticket

Find out about paying parking tickets and fines, and how to enquire about or appeal a ticket issue.

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Last updated 23 February 2023