There is a variety of short, medium and long-term free and paid parking available on-street around central Ballarat.

Read signs carefully before leaving your vehicle and, if no signage applies, check for any other indication that the area is not suitable for parking. It might be too close to:

  • an intersection
  • driveway
  • fire plug
  • nature-strip
  • dividing strip 
  • letter box

If you park your vehicle where parking meters apply (refer to signs in area) or in a car park where ticket machines apply, you must have the correct amount of money with you to put into the meter or ticket machine as change will not be issued.

There are various types of paid parking meters installed in Ballarat including mechanical meters, electronic meters, multi-bay meters and pay and display ticket machines.

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