Parking

Smarter Parking is now in operation in the Ballarat CBD. Don't forget - the first hour of parking is automatically free when you put your registration number into the Smarter Parking meter or use the CellOPark app.

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

The Little Bridge Street carpark will remain free for the first two hrs as per existing conditions, however drivers will have the option to stay longer and pay for the additional time.

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 can pay by coin, debit/credit card or the CellOPark app on your phone as part of the Smarter Parking program - click below for more information.