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.
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.
Hourly Rates -
- 0 – 1 Hours $25
- 1 – 2 Hours $42
- 2 – 3 Hours $55
- 3+ Hours $70
- Maximum $70
Night Rates - $42
- Night Rate (Monday to Friday)
- Entry after 5pm
- Exit before car park closes at 1am
Weekend Rates - $35
- Saturday and Sunday
- Flat rate: per exit, per day
Early Bird Rates - $40
- Enter between 5am and 9am
- Exit between 3pm to 7pm
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.
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.
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.
No. Parking is only available on a first come, first served basis.
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.
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.
127 spaces are available, including 1 accessible parking space.
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.
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].
Towage fees could be up to a couple of hundred dollars.
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.
No. This will be explored as a potential option in the future.