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Parking

Tūranga waka

Find out where to park, where not to park, what to do if you get a ticket and info about the permits available.    

Parking Maps Carpooling Parking Fines Parking Permits

Parking Maps

Work to upgrade streets and essential infrastructure in the Queenstown Town Centre is in full swing. There is a bit of disruption in town right now, including temporary reduction of parking but don’t let that stop you coming in to support local businesses. 

If you do need to drive into town, try the Boundary or Church Street carpark or the other privately owned parking facilities. The Church Street carpark also offers free bike parking and E-Bike charging stations. Or save the stress of finding a park every day and consider taking the $2 bus.

Frankton Parking

Arrowtown Parking

Queenstown Taxi Stands

Queenstown Loading Zones


Carpooling

Thanks to everyone who applied to take part in our 2020 Wakatipu carpooling scheme.  All of the permits have now been allocated.

Note: There is currently not a carpooling permit scheme in Wānaka. 

Boundary Street Carpark

Boundary Street Carpool Spaces


Reasons we issue parking tickets

We issue parking tickets for a range of reasons. Some of the more common reasons include:  

  • failing to pay for your parking.

  • overstaying time limits.

  • unsafe parking.

  • parking a vehicle in public without a current warrant or registration.

Got a fine? Here's what to do

Choose how to pay

There are a number of options for paying a parking fine.   

  • Online - see button below.

  • In person -  we accept cash, eftpos or Visa/Mastercard at our Gorge Road (Queenstown) and Ardmore Street (Wānaka) offices. 

  • Direct credit  to account number:  02 0948 000 2000 00 - make sure you use the parking ticket number as the reference .

Appeal the fine

If you feel you have received a ticked unfairly, you may choose to appeal it.    Tickets will only be waived with proof of extenuating circumstances, for example a medical emergency or a breakdown.  

If you were ticketed because your car wasn’t registered or warranted, and you now have proof that you are, your ticket will be waived.  Please follow the prompts on the waiver request form below. 

What to know before you appeal a ticket

Please have a read of our parking ticket overview guide or if you want to get into the detail check out the parking legislation below.  

The request form will ask you a range of questions depending on the type of parking ticket you received.  If the request is declined, you will be automatically redirected to an online payment page.  If the request requires more investigation it will be sent to our regulatory team to review.  

You will need to provide proof (medical certificate, breakdown proof from the mechanic, current rego/warrant etc.) so please ensure you have these available to upload.

Parking ticket overview guide

Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 


Parking Permits

NB: There are currently no further permits available for the 20/21 year. 

There are a number of parking permits available in the Queenstown Lakes District.  Choose the permit you wish to apply for below and follow the application instructions.  

Before you apply: 

We recommend you read the criteria and process information below: 

Parking Permit criteria and process information 

  • The purpose of the SPSV rank permit is to regulate access to Council-controlled ranks. Permits are issued to vehicles, not drivers, and are valid for one year.  

    There are currently no further permits available for the 20/21 year. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to: 

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop your application into your nearest Council office, marked "attention SPSV Rank Permit".

    SPSV Rank Permit Application form

    Any questions:

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

     There are currently no further permits available for the 20/21 year. 

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  • This permit provides free parking in time restricted and pay and display areas for residents aged 75 years old and over. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with a copy of your current drivers licence and proof of address to: 

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    75 + Free Parking Permit Application form  

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • Community permits are available to community organisations/groups and volunteers who use paid parking in the course of their volunteer work. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to:  

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    Annual Community Parking Permit application form  

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • The purpose of the Temporary Permit is to support the delivery of trade services, events (including annual street appeals) and film in the district.  

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to:  

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    Temporary Permit application form   

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • Mobility Parking permits are available through your nearest  CCS Branch.

    A section of the form must be completed by a Medical Practitioner and to be eligible the applicant must:

    • Be unable to walk and rely on a wheelchair for mobility, or

    • Rely on mobility devices (e.g. crutches, walking sticks, splints or walking frames), or

    • Be unable to walk 200 metres unassisted because of the nature / severity of their condition.

    For further information on the Mobility Parking Scheme please contact your nearest  on 0800-CCSCALL (0800-227-2255).

    Please note:  Any vehicle parked in a marked disabled parking space without this permit displayed is liable for an instant $150.00 fine.  (This is a nationwide parking rule).

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