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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

Paid parking in Dunedin can be in a building, on street or in an open-air car park.

On street parking is zoned depending on the area and flow of traffic, including some areas that are zoned as clearways on Monday to Friday from 7am-9am or 4pm-6pm. Check all the signs in the area so you don't get caught out.

Smart parking signs

To provide more flexible parking during the cruise ship season, the DCC is trialling smart parking signs. The electronic signs have a display that can be changed to show different parking restrictions.

The DCC will be able to maximise the amount of parking available in areas with high demand by changing the sign displays based on need.

For example, signs outside First Church and Olveston will allow tour coach parking when cruise ships are in port and public car parks at other times. The signs are designed to be highly visible and easy to read.


SmartPark is a new form of paying for parking in the inner city. It involves the use of a personal in-vehicle parking meter which users program with the zone they are parked in and are charged only for the time used. It is aimed mainly at businesses for staff doing short term business in the CBD.

It’s an easier way to park because:

  • No coins are required
  • You pay only for the time you actually use
  • No time is wasted walking to and from parking meters
  • Saves money on parking fees and fines

A map showing the SmartPark zones is in the related information section below.

Below are the zones and fees for on street parking in the city.

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