Nelson Bay Smart Parking

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There's a smarter way to park and its coming to Nelson Bay soon.

New technology will make finding a car park easier and simpler. It will include:

  • a new smartphone app — or you can still pay with card or coin
  • number plate recognition technology — your new ticket to park
  • sensors and digital signs — to help you find the nearest park.

A park free scheme for residents and ratepayers and those that work in the town centre will be introduced. We are currently finalising the process to sign up for the permit system to make it as easy as possible.

Please read our September newsletter for all the latest information on smart parking, the park free scheme and the exciting new projects and programs for Nelson Bay town centre.

Additional revenue raised from extending paid parking across the CBD area will allow us to fast-track exciting town centre improvement projects endorsed in the Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan.


Pop up shopfront

To make the transition to smart parking as smooth as possible, we're opening pop up shop to answer your smart parking questions and help you sign up to the park free scheme.

You can find us at 2/26-28 Donald Street, Nelson Bay from Wednesday 30 September to 31 December 2020

  • During the school holidays, Wednesday to Friday
  • After the school holidays, Monday 12 October 2020, Monday to Friday

Ask us a question - Online forum

Explore the document library and our FAQ's on the side bar to the right for all the up to date information. If something is still not answered, head to our online forum below and receive an answer from our expert staff.


Want to find out more?

  • Visit our interactive map to find out the area and time restrictions.
  • Check out our FAQ's on the right hand side of the screen.


There's a smarter way to park and its coming to Nelson Bay soon.

New technology will make finding a car park easier and simpler. It will include:

  • a new smartphone app — or you can still pay with card or coin
  • number plate recognition technology — your new ticket to park
  • sensors and digital signs — to help you find the nearest park.

A park free scheme for residents and ratepayers and those that work in the town centre will be introduced. We are currently finalising the process to sign up for the permit system to make it as easy as possible.

Please read our September newsletter for all the latest information on smart parking, the park free scheme and the exciting new projects and programs for Nelson Bay town centre.

Additional revenue raised from extending paid parking across the CBD area will allow us to fast-track exciting town centre improvement projects endorsed in the Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan.


Pop up shopfront

To make the transition to smart parking as smooth as possible, we're opening pop up shop to answer your smart parking questions and help you sign up to the park free scheme.

You can find us at 2/26-28 Donald Street, Nelson Bay from Wednesday 30 September to 31 December 2020

  • During the school holidays, Wednesday to Friday
  • After the school holidays, Monday 12 October 2020, Monday to Friday

Ask us a question - Online forum

Explore the document library and our FAQ's on the side bar to the right for all the up to date information. If something is still not answered, head to our online forum below and receive an answer from our expert staff.


Want to find out more?

  • Visit our interactive map to find out the area and time restrictions.
  • Check out our FAQ's on the right hand side of the screen.


Nelson Bay Park Free Scheme

We have heard that parking is a problem in Nelson Bay during holiday periods and we are working on solutions to better manage parking availability and facilities. We are currently exploring options for improving your parking experience including a park free scheme and would like your input into how this could work. 

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.