The Darwin Waterfront precinct is managed by the Darwin Waterfront Corporation which is separate to the municipality of Darwin which is managed by City of Darwin council.

Pay and display parking meters apply for all on-street and off street parking areas within at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

Paid parking applies seven days for the multi-level car parks on Kitchener Drive and the Darwin Convention Centre. Paid parking also applies on weekdays between 8am and 4pm for off street parking on Stokes Hill Road Car Parks (A, B and rear Convention Centre) and between 8am and 5pm for on and off street parking including Kitchener Drive, Anchorage Court and Jervois Road Car Park.

The Corporation has introduced a credit card acceptance at all Darwin Waterfront parking meter locations.  The new electronic payment system offers greater convenience for drivers, allowing for the quick and safe payment of parking transactions through the use of all mainstream Chip & PIN credit cards.  Furthermore, the enablement of contactless technology allows users of Darwin Waterfront’s services to pay even more efficiently, delivering the highest levels of convenience and security.

Any issues with the parking meters (including coin jams or failure to print tickets) must be report to the Corporation by calling 8999 5155. This phone number is also available on all parking meters. Users must then purchase a valid parking ticket at the next nearest available parking meter.

Please note: Parking meters can only accept up to 25 coins and do not give change or accept 5 cent pieces.

For more information contact the Corporation directly at or by calling 08 8999 5155 during office hours Monday to Friday.

Kitchener Drive Multi-level Car Park – ticketless parking:

The Kitchener Drive Multi-Storey Car Park has a ticketless parking system which uses advanced number plate recognition technology to manage parking, calculate the length of stay of vehicles and associated fees.

The benefits of this technology is that is allows users to skip the pay station queues and go straight to the exit boom gate.

The car park offers two hours free parking for the day. Customers who stay longer than two hours can pay conveniently by credit card at the exit boom gate.

Cash payments will still need to be made at the pay station where the vehicle’s registration will need to be entered.

Park up to 2 hours – FREE
Up to 3 hours – $2
Up to 4 hours – $4
Up to 5 hours – $9
Up to 6 hours – $13
Up to 7 hours – $15
Up to 8 hours – $17
Up to 9 hours – $19
Up to 10 hours – $21
Up to 11 hours – $23
Up to 24 hours – $33
Each additional 24 hours – $33 new (or part thereof)

Same day re-entry

If you exit the car park and return soon after, your length of stay will continue to be calculated by the system. You will not receive another 2 hours free parking after exiting and re-entering on the same day.

Click here for terms and conditions of parking.

On street car parks

Paid parking applies on weekdays for all car parks between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Parking on Kitchener Drive is $2.00 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. Parking on the developed side of Anchorage Court is $2.00 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. Parking on the undeveloped side of Anchorage Court and is $5.00 for 9 hours or $2.00 per hour.

Off street car parks
Paid parking applies on weekdays for all Darwin Waterfront off-street car parks.

Darwin Convention Centre

The Porte Cochere is a drop off point only. Parking in this area is restricted to Darwin Convention Centre clients. The basement car park is open 24 hours and charged at a flat rate of $5 per day. If parking at Darwin Waterfront overnight, this car park is an affordable option at $10 (at $5 per day). For more information visit

Disabled parking
The Precinct provides disabled car parking in the following locations:
Multi-storey car park – 5 spaces located on levels 2 and above close to the lifts.
Stokes Hill Road car park A – 3 spaces
Stokes Hill Road car park B – 2 spaces
Jervois Road car park – 2 spaces
Stokes Hill Wharf – 3 spaces
Anchorage Court – 1 space

Motorcycle & Scooter Parking
The Precinct provides free parking daily in designated motorcycle bays for motorcycles & scooters on Kitchener Drive (14 spaces) and Stokes Hill Road Area A car park (4 spaces) and Stokes Hill Wharf.

Parking is also available for motorcycles and scooters in the Kitchener Drive Multi-level Car Park and at the Convention Centre basement car park, however normal charges apply for both car park locations.

Infringement Notices
The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has the power to issue on-the-spot fines, otherwise known as infringement notices for a range of offences which contravene the By-Laws or other relevant legislation. Specifically, the Corporation can issue infringement notices in relation to parking and other traffic regulations, By-Law offences, animal control issues and littering.

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