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If you missed the article in the Sunday Paper’s across the country last Saturday – here’s the dig!

– Cheap Parking

(Free) Did you know car parking rates for one hour in Sydney can range from $6 to $65? Spin your wheels into any major city in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore these days and many will have you reversing out in a hurry once you spot the parking fee noticeboard. But the Cheap Parking app, powered by independent carpark comparison portal, is here to save the day and a few extra notes in your wallet.

Private operators such as Wilson, Secure Parking, Interpark, Metro Parking and GreenCo are covered, as are several council, supermarket, hotel and hospital carparks. The premise is simple: Cheap Parking finds the cheapest rates available.

City car parks at a premium at the end of the week

IT’S the daily battle that sends most city motorists around the bend. New data has revealed what many of us have long suspected. The hunt for a car park can be up to 50 per cent harder on a Friday.Data compiled for Public Defender has revealed almost a fifth of online searches for car parks in Melbourne’s CBD occur on Fridays.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays were also likely to make drivers see red.

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Channel Ten Parking Search Comparison

Saw the parking comparison story on Ten News?

Here is where to find it:

Melbourne CBD drivers pay hefty price to park

MOTORISTS are paying a hefty price to drive to the CBD with a new survey revealing Melbourne ranks third most expensive for city parking in the world.

The daily median parking rate in Melbourne is $69.50, more than many of the world’s biggest cities including London, Paris and New York.

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Pay up to $40 a day for car bay in the city

PERTH motorists are forking out as much as $200 for inner-city parking for the working week.

Data from parking comparison website shows Wilson Parking’s Barrack Arch and Central Park car parks, both on St Georges Tce, rank as the CBD’s most expensive at $40 for a nine-hour weekday stay. That is $200 for five days, almost double the average CBD rate at just over $20 for nine hours. Read more

"Car parking hits $80 a day" in Monday’s Herald Sun in Melbourne

SKYHIGH parking fees are hitting motorists across Melbourne’s CBD, with drivers paying up to $80 a day.

But motorists can save on fees if they plan ahead.

A Public Defender survey, using data from comparison website, found Wilson Parking at 416 Flinders Lane was the city’s most expensive for casual all-day parking. It charged $80 for any stay over five hours on weekday

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Herald Sun – Melbourne Parking Survey February 2011

City car parking hits $80 a day

Wondering what the report actually said? Here you go…

Herald Sun – Melbourne Parking Survey 110211 revised

MX Sydney: App driving car parking

App driving car parking
7 February 2011, Sydney MX [73 Words]


A new app has been released to help motorists find the cheapest and closest parking options.

The Cheap Parking app allows motorists to perform a customised search on their destination, including expected stay and any other preferences.

The app will then list the best options according to proximity and price.

It features all commercial carparks, council carparks, shopping centres, hospitals and hotels.


Daily Telegraph $142 dollars a day just to park a car in Sydney

Read the story in today’s Daily Telegraph – here is our survey.

THE cost of car commuting is being driven to absurd levels by State Government greed.

A new survey reveals parking in Sydney costs as much as $35 an hour, or $142 a day.

We have the fifth-most expensive parking in the world.

And a 110 per cent increase in a state tax – the parking space levy – is to blame.

“Tax is a driver,” said Gerard McLennan, co-founder of website, which conducted the survey of space prices for The Daily Telegraph. “The parking levy had a big impact when the Government upped it by 110 per cent.”