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Council Car Parks

Byron Shire Council has  four designated pay parking car parks in Byron Bay.

These car parks are:

  • Main Beach Car Park (95 parking spaces  / inc 5 Mobility spaces)
  • Lawson St North Car Park (135 parking spaces / inc 3 Mobility spaces)
  • Lawson St South Car Park  (74 parking spaces / inc 1 Mobility space)
  • Clarkes Beach Car Park (90 parking spaces  / inc 2 Mobility spaces)

The current tariff for parking is $3.00 per hour and is available all day.

The car parks operate between the hours of 9am to 6pm, seven days a week including Public Holidays.

The designated payparking car parks are clearly signposted.  Signage displaying the words “Coupon / Ticket” indicates the requirement to display either a valid machine purchased ticket or valid Council issued resident parking coupon. Byron Shire local residents, ratepayers and town centre workers can also purchase an exemption at

Pay and Display ticket machines are available in all car parks for the purchase of parking tickets.  Machine purchased tickets must be displayed on the vehicle’s front dashboard in clear and unobstructed sight from the outside of the vehicle.

Motorists must ensure they read signposted directions when parking their vehicle.  Residents who display a Council issue resident parking coupon must ensure that when parking their vehicle that their coupon is valid.

If the resident parking coupon has expired, local residents may be eligible to purchase a parking exemption - find our more at

Council car park restrictions

Please note that for safety reasons the car parks are for vehicles six (6) metres or less in length and all vehicles must park within the marked bay only.  It is an offence to park across a number of parking spaces.

Vehicles larger than six (6) metres in length or towing trailers will have to park in parallel parking areas provided in and around the perimeter of town, where available.

The car parks are closed to ALL vehicles between the hours of 1 am - 5 am.