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QVB Parking

Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building shopping centre or QVB has its own car park and is operated by Wilson Parking. Entrance is on York Street and is open from 6.30am – 1am Monday to Thursday, 6.30 – 2am on Friday, 7am – 2am on Saturday and 8am – 12am on Sunday.

QVB Parking has valet services for an extra $10 and a Prestige car wash and detailing located on P3.

Casual Parking rates

Rates start from $12.00/hr to a max of $52.00 for over 5 hours.
View the full rate card for QVB Parking

Evening Rates

They have an evening flat rate of $12.00 if you enter after 5pm, and $15.00 on Saturdays

Weekend Rates

Saturday parking starts at $7.00/hr with a max of $25.
Sunday is a flat fee of $15.00 up to 5pm.
Evening rates still apply after 5pm.

Visit for more rates and compare other surrounding car parks.

Opera house parking

The Sydney Opera House car park is operated by Wilson Parking and is located at no.2 Macquarie Street Sydney.

Parking is not cheap, but you’re paying for the convenience. You don’t want you or your lady walking 2 blocks with those heels!

Here are the rates:

Casual parking starts at $9/hr, and goes up to $49 max.rate.
View the full rate card for opera house parking.

Evening rate

Any day of the week if you enter after 5pm, you will expect to pay a $32.00 flat fee if you stay for more than 3 hours.

Weekend day rate

If you enter and exit before 5pm, you will expect to pay $15.00 flat fee.

Early bird

They also have an early bird for $16.00.
(Entry between 6:00am and 10:00am, exit between 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Not valid public holidays)

Visit for more on opera house parking rates.

The Star Hotel & Casino Car Parking

Star City Casino The Star is one of Sydney’s main attractions with spectacular gaming rooms, restaurants, cafe’s, sports bars and entertainment at the Lyric Theatre. Located between Pirrama Road and Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont and next door to Darling Harbour, parking in the area is one of the most sought after assets.

Street Parking

There is plenty of street parking available surrounding The Star in the streets of Pyrmont, but it’s all restricted to 1-hour or 2-hour limits around the clock, so no freebie parking here even in the early hours of the morning. Metered street parking around The Star Casino costs $4.40 an hour, and great if you’re intending a short stay.

Star City The Star Car Park

The Star has its own car park, with the entrance on Pyrmont Street and has an unusual parking structure. Parking rates are based on 6-hour blocks, so no matter if you’re staying for 1 or 2 hours, you’ll end up paying for 6 hours.

Arriving between 23:00 & 17:00 hrs

  • Monday – Thursday $15.00
  • Friday / Saturday / Sunday $20.00
  • Public Holidays $20.00

Arriving between 17:00 & 23:00 HRS

  • • Monday – Thursday $20.00
  • • Friday / Saturday / Sunday $25.00
  • • Public Holidays $25.00

But be warned if you stay just 1 minute over your 6-hours, you will be charged another 6-hours. In the event of a lost ticket a maximum daily rate of $50 per 24-hour period will apply.

Surrounding Car Parks

There are other car parks close by which service the Pyrmont and Darling Harbour area that’s if you don’t mind a short walk to The Star Casino. Find these and compare rates on parking comparison website: Here are our picks for other nearby car parks to The Star Casino (click on the links for address & details):

  • Wilson Parking Harbourside – Evening flat rate of $12.00 if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 4am.
  • Secure Parking Harris Street – Evening flat rate of $12.00 if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 6am.
  • Interpark The Atrium Building Pyrmont – They have a maximum rate of $12.00 – $16.00 after 5pm and on the weekends

Wicked the Musical at Capitol Theatre Haymarket

Wicked the Musical, playing at the Capitol Theatre (Haymarket) is the must see event at the moment. The season is on now, until February 9th so you’ve got a bit of time to get in. Tickets can be bought on Ticketmaster.

There is limited street parking available, and with the hustle and bustle of chinatown close by, you’d be hard pressed finding a spot unless you’re willing to do a few laps.

Parking is available at Capitol Square right next door to the theatre with an evening flat rate of $20.00 if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 12am.
If you’re attending a matinee 2pm show, then parking is charged at $6 per hour.
Get Directions to this car park and view rates for other sessions on

If you don’t mind a little walk, the best value car park around if you’re going to see Wicked the Musical at Capitol Theatre, Haymarket is Wilson Parking on Goulburn Street. They have a $15.00 evening flat rate if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 5am. To see how far you have to walk, view the location of this carpark at From there you can search for other nearby car parks as well.

The cheapest parking however (within 1km) are 2 Wilson car parks. Citipark on 431 Kent St and Darling Park at 201 Sussex St, both have $9.00 evening flat rates.

Enjoy the show!

Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour

Tumbalong Park
Darling Harbour (located behind the IMAX Theatre)
(02) 8248 6500
Tumbalong park is located at the back end of Darling Harbour.

Carparking is available on both sides of Darling Harbour. The closest car parking at the Convention and Exhibition Centre which is only a few metres away. Also near by (within 5 mins walk) is the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and also the Entertainment Centre car park that both offer competitive car parking.

Depending on the duration of your stay and also the time and day it may be worth considering parking in the city or Pyrmont side of Darling Harbour and walking to the park. This can sometimes get you special rates. The car parks that are within walking distance are Darling Park, Sussex CentreCinema Centre, Dixon Street, Sussex Street which are all within a street or two of Darling Harbour.

Parking is also available on the Pyrmont side of Darling Harbour at Star City, Secure on Harris Street, and Harbourside which are all close by.

The Domain & Royal Botanic Gardens Car Parking

Art Gallery Road, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Limited car parking is available in the Royal Botanic Gardens however during peak periods it is difficult to find a spot. The parking is metered at a rate of $6 per hour for a maximum of 4 hours between 8am and 8pm. And from 8pm to 8am parking is limited to a max 6 hours at $2.20 per hour.

There are also a number of car parks within walking distance of the park.

The closest is the Interpark Domain Car Park, Sydney Eye Hospital and Enacon on Cathedral Street which is located within the park.

Also nearby are the the car parks along the Macquarie Street being Sir Stamford, Aurora Place, Opera House, Intercontinental Hotel and Secure Parking.

Sydney Harbour Car Parking – Festival of Sydney 2010

There are a number of events that are in Sydney Harbour. Car parking for these is available on both sides of the harbour depending which side you will be on.

On the south side of the harbour – the city side – car parks are abundant and the rates will vary depending on your day or time so we recommend that you search and compare the car parks on SydneyParking.

On the north side there is limited on street parking around the lower north shore suburbs (Mosman, Kirribilli, Milsons Point, Lavender Bay, McMahon’s Point and Waverton) however it is metered and the spaces are usually occupied by the residents of the area. There is a car park at Milsons Point that is about a block from the foot of the harbour bridge. The car parks at North Sydney are also only a short stroll.

Sydney New Years Eve 2010, Where to park?

Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks at New years eve

We all know that you shouldn’t drive into the city on New Years Eve and that public transport is the way to go. But if you absolutely have to drive in, for whatever reason, we’ve got an insider’s guide on all the off-street parking that will be open and not affected by any road closures.

Off-street car parks will definitely be the way to go, you’ll almost be guaranteed a spot because most people will be catching public transport and there will be extra enforced special event clearways on the street, so you know the rangers and tow-trucks will be out in full force.

View the map of Road closures on the official website.

So these are our picks, it’s a Thursday night so there’s a few cheap flat rates available if they’re still on offer.

*Use this as a guide, car park operators have the right to change rates for special events, please check with the car park operators before parking.

Sydney South, Darling Harbour, Chinatown

Wilson Parking Citipark – 431 Kent St, Open 24 hours, $9* evening flat rate, enter after 5pm, leave before 5am.
Wilson Parking Market City – 2 Quay St, $11* evening flat rate, enter after 5pm, leave before 1am, only a 10 minute walk to Darling Harbour.
Sydney Convention Centre – 41 Darling Drive, $18* max rate for the night.

Sydney East, Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross

Secure Parking Bayswater Road – 33 Bayswater Rd Potts Point, Open 24 hours, $37* for the night.
Wilson Parking Kings Cross – Ward Avenue, Open 24 hours, $35* for the night.

North Sydney

Not many options here, but if you’re up for about a 1km walk, this is your best bet
North Sydney Council Ridge Street – 95 Ridge St, Open 24 hours, $28* for the night.

From all of us here at we would like to wish you a safe and happy new year!
Remember to not drink and drive and look after your friends.

Car Parking at Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour

Cockle Bay is the home of some of Sydney’s leading bars, clubs and restaurants.

Carparking is available on both sides of cockle bay. The best option is parking at the Convention and Exhibition Centre – It’s a nice stroll around Darling Harbour.

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Car Parking at Sydney Centrepoint Tower

Sydney’s Centre Point Tower is located at Pitt Street Mall and boasts a Westfield Shopping complex (re-development due to be completed in 2010) as well as an array of cafes and restaurants.

However, the most spectacular visit is at the top of the tower where 360 Bar and Dining and Sydney Tower Restaurant offer an spectacular dining experience. Also, at the top of the tower is the Observation Deck, OzTrek and the Sky Walk for those who want to experience the view.

Car parking is not available in the actual complex however there are car parks nearby;

To get a cheap park you will need to look a short walk away – our pick is  is the Domain Car Park. It’s about 500 metres of nice walk through Hyde park (or if you are feeling lazy a travellator through the under ground tunnel).