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.

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 respective changes based on the length of stay.

The benefits of this technology is that is allows users to skip the pay station queues and go straight to the exit boom gate, exit for free if under 2 hours or pay by VISA or Mastercard.

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)

2 hours free parking

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.

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.

Street parking

Paid parking applies during weekdays for all on-street car parks between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Paid parking also applies on weekdays for all Darwin Waterfront off-street car parks, including:

Smartphone payments

Two smartphone parking apps; PayStay and EasyPark are available to use for all street parking within the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

Credit card payments

Credit card payments are accepted at all Darwin Waterfront parking meter locations.  The electronic payment system allows for quick and safe payment of parking transactions through the use of all mainstream Chip & PIN credit cards by VISA or Mastercard only.

Cash payments

All parking meters accept coin payments. Please note that parking meters can only accept up to 25 coins and do not give change or accept 5 cent pieces.

Any issues with the parking meters (including coin jams or failure to print tickets) must be report to the Corporation by calling 8999 5155 prior to leaving your vehicle. 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.

Stokes Hill Wharf Dry Season Parking

A 3 hour parking limit applies at Stokes Hill Wharf from 4pm daily this Dry Season (from 1 May to 30 September 2019). Parking will remain free on the wharf.

The parking time limits have been introduced to assist with parking availability for dinner trade.

Longer-term parking is available at the entrance of the wharf (on Stokes Hill Road) and is free from 4pm. A free Waterfront Shuttle will remain in operation from 4pm to 9pm.

Download a map and free shuttle fact sheet for more information.

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