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City of Sydney parking enforcement during the Covid-19 pandemic

Feedback from residents and businesses tells us it is now appropriate to resume enforcing parking restrictions so parking is fairly distributed for everyone.

We will resume full parking enforcement from Monday 25 May to ensure everyone has safe, fair and equal access to parking.

This means you must park legally, follow the parking signs and pay for parking in ticketed areas in the City of Sydney area.

We will continue to support and prioritise emergency services staff with free on-street parking and free 24-hour access to our Kings Cross and Goulburn Street car parks. These car parks are free for quarantine hotel emergency service workers as well.

In addition, we have been in discussions with Healthcare Australia to facilitate parking that allows nurses quick access to and from quarantine hotels.

The City received a list of hotels which has allowed us to understand the options available and as such is:

  • Working with the hotels to identify available parking spots that meet the need for quick access
  • Identifying parking spots outside of the hotels that can be used by the nurses
  • Developing a specifically designed permit for use by the nurses doing the testing.

The permit will be a visual cue for the City’s Rangers, so they know not to fine even when parked in loading zones. These permits will be ready for distribution on Monday 3 August 2020. The permits are distributed through Healthcare Australia.

The City will continue to work with Healthcare Australia and local health authorities to monitor the effectiveness of the above measures and adapt as changes arise.

As restrictions are further lifted and more cars return to our area, we will continue to monitor the situation and take advice from state and federal agencies.

Find out more about our response to Coronavirus.

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