Motorcycle parking

Motorcycles and scooters play an important role in supporting Adelaide’s liveability by reducing traffic congestion and travel time for all road users.

A space-saving, convenient alternative to private cars, motorcycles and scooters are well-suited to the city landscape. They also provide an economical option for their riders, saving on more than just petrol.

On-street parking

Within the CBD and in North Adelaide you’ll find over 1,000 free on-street parking spaces designated specifically for motorcycles and scooters. Some on-street locations such as Hindmarsh Square and Kintore Avenue are timed, and subject to change at any time. It's always important to check the signs and understand them before leaving the area, as parking controls may change for a variety of reasons.

Motorcycle and scooters may also be parked in any ticketed or timed parking bays. If using a paid bay, the required fee must be paid, and the purchased ticket retained. Alternatively, an on line ticket can be purchased through the Park Adelaide app.

Remember: stay within the confines of the allocated space and have one wheel as close as practical to the kerb. Read the signs as costs and time limits may apply.

Free parking on footpaths

The City of Adelaide has created eight designated footpath areas across the city where motorcycles and scooters may be parked free. Just look for the signage and line marking which shows the permitted parking areas. Refer to the map below for the designated areas.

An image map of locations allowing motorcycle parking on footpath
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Footpath parking frequently asked questions

To ensure safe access and not impact pedestrians, motorcycle and scooter riders should access the designated areas using the adjacent ramp, driveway or service road. Motorcyclists are not under any circumstances permitted to ride along the footpaths.

Motorcycle and scooter riders can only park in the designated footpath areas. Signs show the area where you can park your motorcycle. Any motorcycle or scooter parked outside of the designated footpath area may be issued an expiation in accordance with Australian Road Rule regulation 197. Expiation notices may also be issued by South Australia Police (SAPOL).

Motorcycle and scooter in designated footpath parking areas is free and no time limits apply. As with all parking across the city this is subject to change. It is your responsibility to always check and understand the signage before leaving the area.

Paid off-street parking

Several commercial car parks throughout the city have allocated parking for motorcycles and scooters.

The City of Adelaide, through UPark, has 54 motorcycle parking spaces available across six locations. Reserved spaces are also available. Check UPark options and book online.