Smart parking for Toowoomba CBD

Note: With the exception of the Toowoomba Bus Station, parking is free in the CBD until Smart Parking is launched on 28 July, 2022 - time limits still apply though.

The Toowoomba Parking app can be downloaded from Apple and Android app stores but you don't need to pay for parking until 28 July, 2022. Download the app at:

Council is excited to bring Smart Parking technology to the Toowoomba inner city from 28 July 2022. The introduction of this new technology will not only mean parking in the CBD will be easier than ever but will be a catalyst for other project innovations across our Region.

Duncan Solutions Australia has been awarded the contract to supply the Smart Parking solution, supporting Council’s implementation of the Toowoomba City Centre Car Parking Strategy. The project includes the installation of in-ground vehicle detection sensors and 194 new or re-purposed pay stations in the CBD.

As part of the Toowoomba City Centre Car Parking Strategy, existing free parking spaces in the CBD will be converted to paid parking. Parking data analysis shows a high level of overstay and city centre workers shifting between the free spaces resulting in reduced accessibility for customers to the centre. Changing these free spaces to paid parking will improve accessibility and turnover of these parking spaces.

Pay stations in Toowoomba's CBD will continue to accept cash payments, or debit and credit cards can be used for tap-and-go payment by tapping the card against the external card reader. Alternatively, to pay for metered parking quickly and easily, download the Toowoomba Parking app for free from Apple or Android app stores.

With the new technology, Toowoomba Parking app users will easily be able to find available carparks and receive email alerts 15 minutes before parking time limits are reached to avoid infringements.

Free parking will be available for the first 30 minutes in all CBD on-street car parks. Customers will still be required to use a pay station or the Toowoomba Parking app every time they park regardless of how long they are parking.

Existing time limits on signage across the CBD will still apply.


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Licence Plate Recognition technology will also be introduced with a specially-equipped vehicle that will detect vehicles overstaying parking limits or parking in in appropriate places.

For more information on parking in unmarked areas please download this Guide to Parking brochure.

Where is the CBD Smart Parking Area?

Image of city centre and outer city centre parking areas where smart technology will be implemented.