Car parking in Albert Park Reserve

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Car parking in Albert Park Reserve

Albert Park

Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park.

All vehicles in pay-for-parking areas of Albert Park Reserve need to purchase a ticket from one of the parking meter machines in the park. To avoid parking fines, tickets must be displayed prominently on the dashboard.

Parking fees from 1 July 2024

  • Weekday hourly rate (8 am to 5 pm): $6.00 per hour
  • Weekday evening rates (5 pm to 9 pm): $6.00 flat rate
  • Weekday all day rate: $14.30 per day
  • Weekend all day rate: $6.00 flat rate

Parking permit fees

Parks Victoria administers a system of parking permits to provide discounted parking for legitimate sports clubs, businesses and tradespeople conducting work within Albert Park. By displaying a valid parking permit, permit holders are exempt from a number of parking restrictions.

Permit
type and duration

Description

Permit fee
(incl. GST)

Sports Club permit

(6 months or annual)

Sports Club parking permit is available to sporting club members that are tenants of Albert Park Reserve.

This permit is only valid in the vicinity of the tenant club’s sports fields and/or pavilion during designated club activities.

Proof of current sports club membership must be provided with this application.

$75.70 / 12 month
$37.90 / 6 month 

Junior Sports Club permit

(annual)

Junior Sports Club Parking Permit is available to parents or guardians of junior sports club members that are tenants of Albert Park Reserve.

This permit is only valid in the vicinity of the tenant club’s sports fields and/or pavilion during designated club activities.

Proof of current sports club membership must be provided with this application. 

$18.80 / 12 month

Tenant permit

Tenant Parking Permit is available to commercial tenants of Albert Park Reserve. 

Exempts the permit holder from time restrictions and paying the relevant parking fee within Albert Park Reserve.

$942.40 / 12 month

Tradesperson permit

Tradesperson Parking Permit is available to tradespersons conducting work in Albert Park. 

Exempts the permit holder from time restrictions and paying the relevant parking fee within Albert Park Reserve.

$14.30 (per day)

$27.60 (per week)

Note: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) members/users should contact MSAC management regarding its parking arrangements.

Application forms


The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.

Parks Victoria Albert Park Office 
23 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206 
Office hours 8.00 am – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded)

To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au.

Parking infringements

Australian Recoveries and Mercantile Agents Pty Ltd is an Authorised Agent contracted to manage the parking enforcement process on behalf of Parks Victoria.

Visit the ARMA Parking Infringement Portal to access information about your parking infringement/s.

The ARMA Parking Infringement Portal allows you to:

 

You will need to have your infringement number and the date of offence ready.

If you have lost your infringement, please call ARMA on 1300 727 578 and have your vehicle registration number ready.

For further information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If you wish to submit a request for an internal review, visit ARMA Parking Infringement Portal and complete the online form. Once the online form has been submitted, escalation of this matter will be suspended until a review has been completed and a response provided to you advising the outcome.

Applications for internal review on infringements can be lodged at any time before the infringement is registered with Fines Victoria, which will occur if the infringement remains unpaid. 

Details of Parks Victoria’s Grounds for application for an internal review can be viewed by visiting https://armagroup.com.au/pvdescriptions/

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Car parking in Albert Park Reserve

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Multiple temporary drinking fountain closures

    The drinking fountains at the following locations are closed until further notice:


    Black Duck Picnic Area
    Rakali Picnic Area
    Lake Path south end
    Langridge Street underpass
    Cormorant Picnic Area  

    Multiple temporary drinking fountain closures

    The drinking fountains at the following locations are closed until further notice:


    Black Duck Picnic Area
    Rakali Picnic Area
    Lake Path south end
    Langridge Street underpass
    Cormorant Picnic Area  

    Parking at Albert Park - Parking Fees

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st July 2024. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year.
    The new parking fees from 1st July 2024 are:
    • Weekday hourly rate: $6.00 per hour (previously $5.80 per hour)
    • Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $6.00 (previously $5.80)
    • Weekday maximum all day rate: $14.30 per day (previously $13.90 per day)
    • Weekends flat rate fee: $6.00 per day (previously $5.80 per day)
    Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st July 2024:
    • Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $37.90 (previously $36.90)
    • Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $75.70 (previously $73.70)
    • Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $18.80 (previously $18.30)
    • Tenant permit – 3 months: $235.60 (previously $229.40)
    • Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $27.60 (previously $26.80)
    The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.
    To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au

    Albert Park Parking fees - CPI Increase

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st July 2024. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year.
    The new parking fees from 1st July 2024 are:
    • Weekday hourly rate: $6.00 per hour (previously $5.80 per hour)
    • Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $6.00 (previously $5.80)
    • Weekday maximum all day rate: $14.30 per day (previously $13.90 per day)
    • Weekends flat rate fee: $6.00 per day (previously $5.80 per day)
    Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st July 2024:
    • Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $37.90 (previously $36.90)
    • Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $75.70 (previously $73.70)
    • Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $18.80 (previously $18.30)
    • Tenant permit – 3 months: $235.60 (previously $229.40)
    • Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $27.60 (previously $26.80)
    The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.
    To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Cormorant Picnic Area (Albert Park Lake)

    Cormorant toilet block is temporarily closed

    Cormorant toilet block is out of order and closed temporarily. Closest public toilets can be used at Cox McKenzie pavilion and at Community Playground precinct.

  • Swan Picnic Ground

    Swan Playground is temporarily closed

    Swan Playground is closed until further notice.

  • Coot Picnic Ground

    Liberty Swing is Closed

    The Liberty Swing is closed for safety reasons until further notice.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Albert Park Annual Events Calender 2024-2025

    Attached is the 2024/2025 Major Events Calendar for events occurring at Albert Park Reserve.
    Monthly updates will be sent out with confirmed event details.
     
    Should you require further information please contact the Albert Park Office on 8427 2010.
     

    Attachments: 2024-25 What's On Yearly Calendar (385KB)

    Albert Park What's On July 2024

    Attached is the 'What's On' flyer for events occurring at Albert Park Reserve during July 2024.  This includes State Sport Centres weekend events at Lakeside Stadium and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, where 1,000+ participants will attend. 
    Should you require further information please contact the Albert Park Office on 8427 2010.

    Attachments: 2024-07 - What's On AP July (468KB)

Things to do in the area

Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Dog walking in Albert Park

With its picturesque lake and network of trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play.
Four friends pat their two dogs next to Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background.

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Albert Park has nine picnic areas around the picturesque lake, which can be used for picnics and barbecues. Each area has a range of facilities including free electric barbecues, playgrounds, shelters and wide open spaces.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Water activities in Albert Park

Enjoy a day of boating on Albert Park Lake; join a rowing or sailing club or hire a paddle boat.
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