Parramatta is becoming Sydney's second CBD, but as this cultural hub grow parking becomes more tricky.
Finding parking in Parramatta can be difficult, especially if you are hoping to nab free, all day and on street parking without driving around pointlessly.
So whether you are shopping at Parramatta Westfield, grabbing a bite to eat on Church Street (Eat Street), relaxing near the Parramatta River or Parramatta Park, let the Parramatta Parking Finder by Spot be your guide to finding parking in Parramatta.
Free Parking in Parramatta
For a quick visit, there are a range of 15-minute parking available, great if you are popping into a shop or picking some of the delicious food Parramatta has to offer. Find these spots in the following Parramatta City centre streets:
Parramatta CBD: Marsden Street, Phillip St, Smith Street and Church Street south of Argyle Street
Ross Street between Villiers and Sorrell Street
Grose Street between Villiers and Sorrell Street
For an even shorter trip, 5-minute free parking is near local schools, Parramatta Train station, the Parramatta Central Library and post offices. Perfect for picking up or dropping someone off legally and without the fear of being fined:
Macquarie Street between Smith and Charles Street
For a more extended visit, there is a range of free parking options around Parramatta, to find these coveted spots check out our Parramatta Parking Finder. All you need to do is enter the day, duration and time of your visit, the Parking Finder will show you the free parking options.
For free parking near Parramatta Westfield try:
For free parking near Parramatta Train station try:
All Day Parking in Parramatta
All day parking in Parramatta is a little harder to come across and might require a bit of walking or payment.
There are on-street metered parking spaces in the city centre and surrounding areas with parking fee as little as $9 for 10 hours:
To find the all day parking close to your office or where you plan to visit, check out our Parramatta Parking Finder.
Paid Street Parking in Parramatta
If you want to skip the multi-level car parks in Parramatta and park on the street, there are over 7,000 parking meters across Parramatta.
Overall, the rates for street parking in Parramatta are reasonably cheap, but the more popular areas are at a higher cost.
Here are the hourly rates for the different areas:
$4.00 per hour - CBD (Central)
$3.00 per hour - North Parramatta (north of Parramatta River, except Church Street and the southern part of the CBD between Church Street, Parkes Street, the railway line and Raymond Street)
$2.00 per hour - After 6 pm and all day Saturday for operating meters
$2.00 per hour - Where there is 10-hour parking or all day parking
All meters accept coins (10 cents minimum) and major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, and Amex). To see all of the paid parking in Parramatta check the Parramatta Parking Finder.
Car Parks in Parramatta
There are also several car parks in Parramatta, perfect if you want to avoid searching for on street parking. The prices range from $3 (for up to one hour) to $26 (for the day).
The five main car parks in Parramatta are:
Parramatta Train Station
The Parramatta Parking Finder can provide you with information about the hourly rate of these car parks.
Disabled Parking in Parramatta
Drivers with disabilities can display their Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) on the windscreen of their vehicle, for the following concessions:
in a metered, coupon or ticket parking area - no charge
is limited by a sign to more than 30 minutes - park for an unlimited time
is limited by a sign for 30 minutes - park for two hours
is limited by a sign to less than 30 minutes - park for a maximum of 30 minutes
The Parramatta Parking Finder includes information about the accessible parking bays. All of the accessible parking spots are rated based on particular needs, including the Size Of Space, Hoist Suitability and Kerb Ramp Access.
Parking in Parramatta does not need to be a headache when you use the Parramatta Parking Finder by Spot.