Parking in the city

If you're driving into the city, Adelaide offers both short and long-term parking options to suit your needs.

There are special arrangements for motorcycle parking and those with a disability. Read on to discover which option suits you best

On-street parking

Timed on-Street parking spaces are intended to provide short-term timed parking. This ensures vehicle turnover and an opportunity for all drivers to locate a parking space. There are various on-street parking options available, including approximately:

  • 9,300 free time limit spaces
  • 3,000 paid ticket parking spaces

Tip: Parking conditions and time limits change frequently. Please check all signage to ensure up-to-date information, prior to leaving your vehicle.

The City of Adelaide has installed smart parking sensors in various locations across Adelaide. By downloading the Park Adelaide smartphone app, you can check real-time availability by location, then once parked, pay for your parking via your mobile device. The app will then send you a reminder notification when your time is due to expire, and even allow you to extend it for a fee. 

Park Adelaide smartphone app is available on both the Apple and Google Play store.

Off-street parking

The City of Adelaide owns and operates the UPark off-street car parks. With nine locations throughout the city and approximately 6,000 car parking spaces, you’re bound to find a convenient parking space.

Some UPark outlets are open 24/7, while others offer discounts for “early-bird” parking. Look for special deals for event parking and footy season passes.

Search and book a UPark carpark now. 

Accessibility parking

If you have a temporary or permanent Disability Parking Permit (issued from the State Government Services SA) there are several parking options available:

  • designated accessible parking spaces
  • extra time in time-limited spaces 
  • ticketed spaces, where special arrangements apply.

Learn more about accessible parking options.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycles (including motor scooters) provide efficient and convenient travel, particularly in the city. The City of Adelaide has created dedicated motorcycle parking areas. These include limited free on-street parking, dedicated areas for free parking on footpaths, and paid motorcycle parking areas with UPark carparks

Learn more about motorcycle parking options.

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) parking options

If you are visiting the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) there are various convenient parking options available on-site and nearby.

On-site parking

The RAH as approximately 2,300 car spaces on-site. In addition, there are several short-term 15-minute patient pick-up and drop-off areas located on levels 2 and 3 of the carpark. 50 accessible spaces for people who hold a Disability Parking Permit are available across all levels and are located close to main entrances and lift lobbies.

Parking nearby

The City of Adelaide currently has several convenient paid on-street and private car parking facilities within the immediate vicinity (see the map below). Please remember to check the signage before leaving your vehicle as parking conditions are subject to change.

An image map showing parking nearby Royal Adelaide Hospital