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 pay-and-display ticket machines in the park. To avoid parking fines, tickets must be displayed prominently on the dashboard.

Parking fees from 1 September 2021

  • Weekday hourly rate (8 am to 5 pm): $5.50 per hour
  • Weekday evening rates (5 pm to 9 pm): $5.50 flat rate
  • Weekday all day rate: $13.20 per day
  • Weekend all day rate: $5.50 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.

Normal rate:
$69.70 / 12 month
$34.70 / 6 month

Concession rate:
$34.85 / 12 month
$17.35 / 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. 

$17.30 / 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.

$867.20 / 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.

$13.20 (per day)

$25.40 (per week)

Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.

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.

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

How to get there

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.

  • Albert Park

    Sea Scouts pier closure

    The Sea Scouts pier has been closed in the interests of public safety.  We appreciate your understanding. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the pier repaired and reopened.

    Carousel Boardwalk closure

    The Carousel boardwalk has been closed in the interests of public safety.  Please use alternate route around Carousel. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. We appreciate your understanding.

    Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further notice

    Due to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:
     
    Parking Administration
    Parks Victoria
    PO Box 768
    South Melbourne VIC 3205
     
    Please ensure all fields are filled in.
     
    Please allow 7 working days to process your application from the time Parks Victoria receives payment and the completed applications form.
     
    For further information please email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Parking fees - CPI Increase 1st September 2021

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st September 2021. 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 September 2021 are:
    Weekday hourly rate: $5.50 per hour (previously $5.40 per hour)
    Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.50 (previously $5.40)
    Weekday maximum all day rate: $13.20 per day (previously $13.00 per day)
    Weekends flat rate fee: $5.50 per day (previously $5.40 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 September 2021:
    Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $34.70 (previously $34.20)
    Sports Club Permit– 6 months concession*: $17.35 (previously $17.10)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $69.70 (previously $68.70)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months concession*: $34.85 (previously $34.20)
    Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $17.30 (previously $17.00)
    Tenant permit – 3 months: $216.80 (previously $213.60)
    Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $25.40 (previously $25.00)

    *Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.

    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. 


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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