Finding the best cheap car parking in Brisbane

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Finding car parks in the CBD in Brisbane can be a challenge, especially trying to park somewhere on the cheap. We’ve rounded up a couple of the best, bargain Brisbane City parking spots that will keep your car safe and won’t break the bank.

Whether you’re headed in for a meeting, a lunch date or for an appointment with your retail therapist – let’s have a look at your options for parking in Brisbane city.

Council Parking

 

You’ll be familiar with Brisbane City Council’s work if you’ve ever had to park on the street. Did you also know they have secure parking spaces as well? BCC has two secure car parks in King George Square and Wickham Terrace that offer casual day rates, monthly rates as well as a rotation of specials. 

Bonus tip for hybrid and electric car owners: there are free recharge stations for EVs in the King George Square car park – and both hybrid and EVs only pay half the casual rate until midday everyday!

The Wickham Terrace car park also has 24-hour access, and while it doesn’t offer recharging for your EV, you can still park for half the casual rate until 9pm.

For more information on the council’s car parks head to brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/parking-permits/car-parks

Cornerstone Parking

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Cornerstone Parking has several car parks dotted around the busiest parts of the city, from the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and Fortitude Valley’s Homemaker shopping centre as well as a number in the heart of the CBD. There are also car parks in Spring Hill and West End, both notorious for their tight streets and lack of on-street parking! Cornerstone also offers some of the best Early Bird prices in Brisbane, some of which can be pre-booked online. They also provide some of the most competitively priced monthly parking as well as weekly passes for some locations, if you have to have your car with you in the city while you work.

SecureParking Car Parks

 

SecureParking has a bunch of secure car parks across the city from Paddington and West End through the CBD to Spring Hill and the Valley. 

Rates vary by location, but by booking through their GoSecure app or through the Secure-A-Spot form on their website you can save at least 10% off the price. Plus, on the weekend you can nab a full day of parking at in the city from just $6!

You can also earn Qantas Points when you park using Secure-A-Spot, so it’s a bonus for frequent flyers as well.

Secure-A-Spot is available at au.secure-a-spot.com and the GoSecure app is available on the App Store and through Google Play.

Wilson Parking

 

Wilson only has a few casual rate car parks scattered across the CBD – but there are still some bargains to be found.

Great deals include ‘party parking’, so you can park safely overnight on Friday or Saturday at selected car parks around Riverside and Eagle Street Pier from $14 – perfect for after work drinks on a Friday to keep you and your car safe. 

Their Book-A-Bay site offers earlybird, multi-day, night and weekend discounts and their ParkMate app puts it all into the palm of your hand.

Book-A-Bay is available at wilsonparking.com.au/go/book-a-bay and through the Wilson Parking ParkMate & ePark apps.

Another way? 

While a few players generally dominate parking, there are always other people who are just as frustrated with circling the block to find a park and want to help out.

Carparking.info is dedicated to finding the cheapest parks available. It simple too: you enter where you’re headed and how long you need to be there for and their site will bring up a list of convenient parks that won’t damage your bank balance. You can have a go at carparking.info and their ‘Cheap Parking’ mobile app is on iOS and Android.

So the next time you’re on the hunt for a park in Brisbane CBD, save yourself some time before heading in. To kill two birds with one stone, get your car serviced at Motorama and our Courtesy Bus Services can drop you at work or home while your car is in the workshop!