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Byron Bay Pay Parking

 Pay Parking HOTLINE - 1300 811 942


 Meter Fault Line  - 1300 308 449

Byron Shire Council is closed from 24 December until 2 January 2017 inclusive - only online renewals and new e-permits will be available.  No cash payments at the administration office.  We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


Pay Parking is being introduced at Wategos on Marine Parade in mid to late December - look out for the machines! A four hour time limit will apply to the street.  If you have a current Byron Shire E-permit exemption, you can park for no additional cost in Marine Parade. If you don’t have an E-Permit, the cost will be $3 per hour.  If you require more time when your four hours has expired, you need to move your vehicle to another space. Please check the signs before leaving your vehicle.

Byron Shire locals and ratepayers can purchase a parking E-permit exemption. Businesses and workers within the Pay Parking area can also purchase an E-permit exemption.  Click on the links above to apply.

If you have a Pay Parking E-permit exemption all you need to do is park and walk away - no more to pay.  Staying beyond the time limit can result in a penalty. 

For E-permit holders, it’s a paperless system and there is no need to print a ticket and display in your car. 

If you don’t have an E-permit, each time you park you will need to enter your licence plate number into the meter, choose the duration of your stay, pay the amount displayed. There is no need to print a ticket.

Motorcycles (as with any registered vehicle) will also need to purchase an E-permit exemption at or pay at the meter.


Find out more about the Pay Parking scheme at Frequently Asked Questions.

Key components of the Pay Parking scheme are:

  • A universal $3 per hour parking rate 9am to 6pm seven days per week
  • 4 hour parking areas charged at $3 per hour and capped at $10.
  • New 260 space all-day car park at the Butler Street Reserve available from 6am to 6pm seven days per week with rates of $3 per hour and capped at $20 per day.
  • All-day car parks at Clarkes Beach, Jonson Street (south of Kingsley Street) and on street east of Middleton Street – fees to be capped at $20 per day.
  • Byron Shire residents are eligible to purchase an annual E-permit exemption at $50 per vehicle. There is no cost for residents with a Centrelink card (blue) or a Mobility Permit.
  • Non-Byron resident workers employed within the designated Pay Parking of Byron Bay area are eligible to purchase an annual E-permit exemption, entitlement at $100 per vehicle subject to providing verification of their employment.
  • Special provisions for volunteers.
  • E-permit includes Wategos from late December 2016.