Role of a Parking Officer

The role of our Parking Officers is to ensure that on street parking turnover is maximised and access is available to kerbside space for all stakeholders.  Council’s approach to parking reflects its commitment to safety and accessibility, with the role of our Parking Officers ensuring that this occurs.

Parking Officers provide information on parking, they enforce parking laws and operate council off street parking facilities so that parking spaces are shared among users.

Parking Rules and Regulation can be found at the following websites:

 Legislation NSW
 Roads and Maritime Services

Acts and Rules officers are authorised to enforce include:

  1. Roads Act 1993
  2. Road Transport Act 2013
  3. Road Rules 2014
  4. Local Government Act 1993
  5. Impounding Act 1993

Please visit our page on   roads and traffic permits

Parking Officers contact - 4974 5027

Role of a Parking Technician

The role of our Parking Technicians is to ensure that parking meters are operating at the optimum capacity. Each parking meter is inspected, tested and maintained daily by the parking meter technicians. An automatic alert system notifies the technicians of most operational issues. Parking technicians also maintain and operate the Mall Parking Station. 

Parking Meter Technicians contact - 4974 2000

Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Council Officers have prepared answers to common parking compliance questions along with other useful information.

Parking Penalty Review Process

Council wants to make it safe and easy for motorists to find a parking space in our city.

Parking Permits

Resident Parking and Resident Visitor Parking Permits are intended to cater for residents with no off-street parking.

Ticket and Timed Parking

Paid parking operates at various times throughout the city – please check kerbside signs for hours of operation. Outside the times indicated, parking is free and unrestricted.

Off Street Parking

Council provides one parking station for use in the city. The Mall Parking Station is located at 92 King Street Newcastle. Short term and long term parking options are available. For all parking enquiries please call 4974 5070.

Free 15 minute ticket parking locations

Demand for on-street parking spaces in The City of Newcastle is very high. Parking restrictions are in operation to encourage a regular turnover of parking bays, giving residents, workers, businesses and visitors a reasonable chance of finding...

Motorbike Parking

On-street motorbike only parking areas are designated by Motorbike Parking signage and pavement markings.

School Zone Parking

Council's Parking Officers actively patrol school zones for parking.

Disabled Parking

Mobility Parking Zones are in various locations in the LGA. The concessions for time limited parking are explained in this section.

Sporting Fields

Council parking officers patrol roads and Council operated parks, reserves and sporting grounds within the Newcastle Local Government area.

Event Parking

During major events you are encouraged to use public transport, or arrive early to find a safe and legal parking space. Before attending large events, check the event website for public transport and parking options.