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Public Parking at OPT:
Non-cruise ship days only

Paid public parking is only available at the OPT on non-cruise days. There is no public parking available when a ship is in port as it is reserved for use by providores and service providers to the cruise lines.

Please check the cruise schedule for details about when a ship is in port, noting that changes to published times can occur. All users of this car park must comply with our Terms and Conditions.

What are the carpark’s opening hours on non-cruise days?

The car park is only open between 5am and 1am on non-cruise days, when there are no ships at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

The cruise schedule for the OPT can be found here for details.

How much does it cost to use this car park?

Hourly Rates -

  • 0 – 1 Hours  $19
  • 1 – 2 Hours  $36
  • 2 – 3 Hours  $49
  • 3+ Hours     $64
  • Maximum     $64

Night Rates - $25

  • Night Rate (Monday to Friday)                
  • Entry after 5pm
  • Exit before car park closes at 1am

Weekend Rates - $25

  • Saturday and Sunday                            
  • Flat rate: per exit, per day

Early Bird Rates - $29

  • Enter between 5am and 9am
  • Exit between 3pm to 7pm
How do I pay for parking?

Tap-n-Go payment facilities are available at the boom gates when exiting the car park. Mastercard, Visa and Mobile phone payments are accepted. AMEX and cash payments are not currently supported.

Can I get a receipt for parking?

No. As the car park operates on number plate recognition technology, no receipts are printed.  However, the details and cost of your parking will come up on the digital screens at the exit and you can take a photo of the receipt for your records.

How do I know when it’s a non-cruise ship day and will it change without warning?

Please check the cruise schedule here for cruise ship arrivals or departures from the OPT on your intended parking date. The cruise schedule is subject to change at short notice so it’s advisable to check the schedule again prior to your arrival for parking.

Parking is only available on non-cruise days until 1am. The car park will be closed on cruise ship days. Signage is also available at the car park entry to advise when the car park is open or closed.

Can I pre-book parking?

No. Parking is only available on a first come, first served basis.

Does the car park use License Plate Recognition?

Yes. License Plate Recognition (LPR) is software that reads and recognises vehicle registration license plates. It allows a touchless, parking experience as your license plate is recognised at the entry and exit. 

Who do I call if I have issues with payment?

A staff member from the control centre is available for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Press the intercom at the entry or exit gates to speak to the control centre.

How many parking spaces are available?

127 spaces are available, including 1 accessible parking space.

What happens if I don’t leave the car park before it closes?

Cars left in the car park after closing time will be towed at the owner’s expense. This is to ensure that the area is clear for operations on cruise days.

This condition is outlined in the car park’s terms and conditions.

What happens if a car is towed?

Cars will be towed to White Bay at the owner’s expense and stored there until they are picked up.

If you have left your car in the carpark beyond the closing time and you believe it has been towed, please call 0481 469 721 or email [email protected].

How much will it cost to retrieve my towed car?

Towage fees could be up to a couple of hundred dollars.

Are there any parking discounts for concession card holders?


Are there any accessible parking spaces?

There is currently 1 accessible parking space available. Port Authority has engaged a consultant to review parking demand and may reconfigure the car park to provide more accessible spaces.

Is EV charging available?

No. This will be explored as a potential option in the future.

Where can I find the parking detailed terms and conditions?

Here are the car park Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Entry.