The Council encourages the community and visitors to respect the needs of others by not parking longer than the specified time limit.
What could I potentially be fined for?
The parking wardens have the authority to give you a parking ticket for any of the following offences:
- List of Parking Offences (16.9KB)
There are a number of ways you can pay your parking ticket, to avoid any unnecessary additional charges e.g. from on charging and administration cost of car hirer companies or court fees for late payment.
Towed Vehicles - Illegally Parked and Abandoned Vehicles
Occasionally the Queenstown Lakes District Council are required to tow vehicles that are believed to be Abandoned or are parked illegally in a dangerous situation, for example parked on broken yellow lines or causing a significant nuisance for example parked over some-ones drive way.
When this happens, in most circumstances an infringement notice is issued and the following tow fees are incurred:
- Illegally parked vehicles towed during normal working hours have a fee of $53.60
- Illegally parked vehicles towed afterhours (i.e. on weekend) have a fee of $71.50
Note: Where a vehicle has been parked illegally and towed, in most circumstances the tow fee will be on the infringement notice.
- Vehicles Towed as an abandoned vehicle incur a release fee of $100 for the impound and up to $20 per day for storage.
Paying Your Parking Ticket
Your payment options are:
Please call 03 441 0499 and ask to speak to the parking department. We can accept payment by Visa or MasterCard only.
Download Credit Card Payment Form (PDF, 88KB) and fax the form to 03 442 4778.
You will need to identify Queenstown Lakes District Council as the payee and ensure that the infringement number is specified in the particulars field
Account number 02 0948 000 2000 00
* You must use the parking ticket number as the reference
Please send all cheques to: Private Bag 50072
* Please write the parking ticket number on the back of the cheque
Please do not post cash. We do not accept foreign cheques or payments in a foreign currency. Bank drafts must be drawn on a New Zealand bank in New Zealand dollars. We also accept New Zealand Post Money Orders.
You can also pay in person (Cash, Eftpos Visa or MasterCard ) at Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
10 Gorge Road, Queenstown
(Please note we do not accept American Express or Diners)