Where can I Park?


Maps showing FREE and pay parking in Byron Bay and Wategos and free parking in our other towns and villages across the Byron Shire.

Use our online map to view free and pay parking time limits in Byron Bay and beyond.

Pay parking operates in Byron Bay between 9am to 6pm, seven days a week including public holidays. You must pay to park in the following areas: 

  • Byron Bay central business district
  • Council-operated car parks
  • Parts of Wategos.

Parking fees are $5 per hour, $25.00 for all day parking. No refunds or change given.

Separate fees apply at National Parks carparks: The Pass, Lighthouse, Captain Cook Lookout, Cosy Corner (Tallows Beach) and Seven Mile Beach.

Byron Bay map showing free and pay parking spaces, plus time limits

Byron Bay parking map and time limits

Legend for pay parking in Byron Bay

Byron Bay - parking map and residential parking precincts(PDF, 118KB)

Wategos map showing free and pay parking spaces, plus time limits

Wategos parking map with time limits

Legend for Wategos parking maps    

Wategos - parking map(PDF, 109KB)

All day pay parking is available at

  • Clarkes Beach Car Park
  • Jonson Street, south of Kingsley Street
  • Lawson Street, east of Middleton St
  • Sections of Shirley St, Wordsworth St, Middleton St, and Marvell St. 

Council-operated car parks

  • Main Beach car park  has 95 parking spaces, including five mobility spaces. 
  • Lawson St North car park has 135 parking spaces including three mobility spaces.
  • Lawson St South car park has 74 parking spaces, including one mobility space.
  • Clarkes Beach car park has 90 parking spaces, including two mobility spaces. 

Council car parks are closed between 1am to 5am.

Primary school parking

  • School visitors: All day parking is available in Tennyson Street at no cost. During pickup and drop off times, there are free 30-minute periods to assist parents and carers from 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm.
  • School staff: Teachers and staff members at Byron Bay Public School and Byron Community Primary School may apply for an Interim permit to receive exemptions to time limits in specific streets surrounding their school, conditions apply.


View the current parking scheme for Bangalow.

Bangalow Parking Time Limit Map(PDF, 105KB)

Brunswick Heads

View current parking time limits for Brunswick Heads.


Legend for Brunswick Heads parking maps showing time restrictions and zones  

Brunswick Heads Parking Time Limit Map(PDF, 130KB)


View the current parking scheme for Mullumbimby.

Mullumbimby Parking Time Limit Map(PDF, 40KB)(PDF, 40KB)

Mobility parking

Use our online mapping tool to find mobility parking spaces. 

  1. Open the layers tab.
  2. Select Community
  3. Select Parking Byron Bay

If you have a mobility parking permit it is free to park in our pay parking areas.

Visit the Transport for NSW website to find out more about how to apply for a mobility parking permits.

National Parks carparks

The following carparks are National Parks carparks.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Captain Cook Lookout
  • Cosy Corner
  • The Pass.

Pay parking permits do not cover National Park Carparks. Separate parking fees apply.

PayStay app

Use the PayStay app to pay for metered parking in Byron Bay, plus search for parking by time restriction and location. 

How do I use PayStay?

You can also use PayStay to buy an annual parking permit for Byron Shire's pay-parking areas. Visit Parking permits for more information.

Park in a PayStay zone

  • Open the PayStay app or call 1300 322 111
  • select or enter your vehicle registration.
  • enter the 8 digit parking zone number displayed on the parking signs.
  • start the Parking Session.

Finished parking

  • Open the PayStay app or call 1300 322 111
  • stop the Parking Session

Watch the video for more information


Trouble viewing? Watch PayStay Pay-by-phone instructional video on YouTube. 

Tips for using PayStay

Remember to keep the following in mind:

  • Time restrictions begin when you park the car, not from when you start your PayStay session.
  • If you wish to park for longer than the time on the sign (for example, more than two hours in a ‘2P’ area), you must first move your vehicle to a new parking area.
  • You can elect to receive an SMS reminder when your session is due to expire. Fees do apply. To set your preferences and turn off reminders, go to Vehicle & Card Details in the app. Refer to PayStay Fees Guide (PDF 141KB) for more details.
  • Parking sessions are only valid if your vehicle registration and zone number are correct. Take a second to check you’ve selected the correct details. Be careful not mix up the letter ‘O’ for a zero in your vehicle registration!
  • If your handset isn’t working, use the parking meter instead.