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Car Parks

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This page contains information about the carparks and parking charges in Whangarei.
Updated: 1/09/2020 2:49 p.m.

We provide a range of on-street parking and pay and display car parks for shoppers and visitors to the city centre.

Off street parking is available in the major retail shopping areas away from the city centre and in some local shopping areas.

You can now view the spaces available at various car parks in Whangarei and a parking location map with parking fees.  Follow the link below to view spaces available.

Parking fees

All parking charges apply from Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

The normal parking fees are charged for on-street parking in the central city and in the Laurie Hall carpark between 9:00am and 2:00pm on Saturdays. 

Changes to Inner-City Car Parking

Parking is always one of ratepayers' biggest bugbears with Council but hopefully new changes to inner city parking will make the experience a little easier.

The changes will be rolled from 14 March 2020 and will simplify parking zones down from more than 15 to four.

New car park signs will also be installed with larger mPark numbers to make it easier for shoppers and visitors to see what zone they are in.

The new changes mean parking prices have been simplified across the central city – with costs decreasing in some areas and increasing in others

To view more information about the changes, please view the news story below:

Parking without coins

You can pay for parking in Whangarei by using your smartphone. Follow the link below to view details about how the system works, how you can set up an mPark account and a map of the city centre parking zones.

mPark Whangarei  (Opens in a new window) 

Motorcycle parking

There are free, dedicated parking spaces for motorcycles and scooters in the city centre. They are clearly marked

  • James Street (midway)
  • Rathbone Street (near Robert Street)
  • Laurie Hall Park (at end of Robert Street)
  • Forum North

Reserved and/or monthly concession cards

Council has a number of parking facilities in the CBD. 

A limited number of reserved and/or monthly concession cards are available for the Hatea East, Railway, Vinery Lane and Water Street car parks.

Monthly Charges

The monthly charges for reserved and/or monthly concession cards are: 

  • Hatea East Carpark:  $43.00 per month
  • Railway Road Carpark:  $20.50 per month
  • Vinery Lane Carpark:  $43.00 per month
  • Water Street Carpark: $43.00 per month

These charges are in effect from 14 March 2020.

Completing the printable forms

Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then either:

  • print it, complete it by hand and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

Car Park Facility Application [644kb]


Payment by Direct Debit is preferred. 

To arrange a new direct debit authority, use the forms below or contact us.

Online Direct Debit Form

Debtors Direct Debit Authority Form [90kb] 



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