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Sydney MAY loose it's cheapest car park

SYDNEY business leaders have called for the demolition of the Sydney Entertainment Centre to allow for an expansion of the exhibition and convention space at Darling Harbour.

In a submission to the NSW government, which is reviewing the future of South Darling Harbour, the Sydney Business Chamber says demolishing the Entertainment Centre and its car park would make room for an extra 20,000 square metres of exhibition space in a multi-purpose facility with a hotel.

So – Sydney’s cheapest car park could be taken away from us?

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

Car Parking Westpac Place Sydney

Got a meeting with a client down at Westpac Place (also tagged as Westpac Building Sydney)  on Kent Street?

There is parking in the building and it is also the cheapest in the immediate surrounds… we have assumed that a meeting is for 2 hours.

If you need longer or shorter durations we recommend that you search for parking using a custom search on

University of Sydney USYD – The Great Hall

The University of Sydney, Camperdown is one of Australia’s renowned universities. Whether you are there to study, visit, attend events, or  the Festival of Sydney we have all the car parking information for you!

Parking is available on campus however spaces are limited during the week. There are small open air car parks located around the buildings on campus however there are also two multi story car parks on the fringe of the campus. If you do not have a permit, you are required to purchase a ‘Pay and Display’ ticket from the machines located around the car parks. Tickets must be displayed in accordance with instructions printed on them, i.e. face up on the dashboard in a clearly visible position. There are parking inspectors who monitor the parking and non compliance fines cost you somewhere north of $80.

Daytime casual parking rates (6am – 3pm, Monday to Friday)

Camperdown & Darlington campuses
$24 flat rate (valid to 6am on the next morning)

Western Avenue carpark
$24 flat rate (valid to 6am on the next morning)
$4 hourly rate (to maximum $8 – 2hr time limited parking)

Shepherd Street carpark
$24 flat rate (valid to 6am on the next morning)
$4 hourly rate (to maximum $24)

Evening and weekend casual parking rates (3pm – 6am, Monday to Friday; 6pm Friday to 6am Monday)

Camperdown and Darlington campuses, Western Avenue Carpark and Shepherd Street carpark
$6 flat rate (valid to following 6am only)
$2 hourly rate (to maximum $6)

Casual parking at other campuses and residential colleges

All other campus and residential college car parks have signage indicating local parking restrictions. Parking in these areas generally is restricted to authorised vehicles only and requires the permission of the college or faculty responsible for the particular area. Where paid casual parking is permitted, such as some areas of Cumberland campus, the cost is indicated upon entry.

Regular visitors

Regular visitors to the University can obtain a visitor parking permit from the universities Traffic Office, allowing visits up to three hours (current cost $55 per annum). This permit is for use by bona fide visitors only and is not available to staff and students.

Sydney Opera House – Festival of Sydney 2010 Car Parking

Car parking is available at the Opera House. The closest car park is the Opera House Car Park within the Opera House complex however there is an abundance of car parks within walking distance. Depending on the day and time the cheapest rate will vary – we advise that you search on SydneyParking to find the best spot.

Sutherland Entertainment Centre – Sydney Festival 2010 Car Parking

Sutherland Entertainment Centre
30 Eton Street, Sutherland
(02) 9521 8888
In the evening and on weekends, it is easy to find on-street parking however during the week on-street parking is restricted. There is a council car park behind the centre however there are only a very limited number of spaces so public transport could be a more viable option.

Parramatta Artist Studios – Sydney Festival 2010 Car Parking

Parramatta Artist Studios
45 Hunter Street, Parramatta
(02) 9687 6090
Car parks are around the studios. The closest is at Westfield which is free for the first few hours. Secure Parking also have a few car parks nearby including;

Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney Festival 2010 Car Parking

Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street
The Rocks NSW 2000
(02) 9245 2400
Car parking is available around the museum – for more details read our article on it!

Hyde Park Barracks Museum – Sydney Festival 2010 Car Parking

Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Cnr Macquarie Street and Prince Albert Road, Sydney, NSW.
(02) 8239 2311
Car parking is best found at the car parks that are nearby. Given the cost of on street metred parking this option is often cheaper – plus you won’t need to worry about over staying. 
 The closest car park is at 60 Elizabeth Street. Also nearby is Metro Parking at the Eye Hospital and the Domain Car Park. The rates and cheapest car park will vary depending on the time of your arrival and departure – we advise you compare the car parks prior to arrival.

Gallery 4A – Sydney Festival 2010 Car Parking

Gallery 4A
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
(02) 9212 0380
Car parking is available on nearby streets however it is easiest to park in one of the nearby car parks. Closest is at VIP on Cummingham. Also nearby is  Market City, World Square, Quay Street, and Sun Parking.