Find out about the Western Australian Government’s policy and regulations for parking in Perth and our wide-ranging plan to improve air quality, traffic congestion, and safety. Maps showing parking facilities in the Perth CBD are also provided.
Perth parking policy
The Perth Parking Policy is part of a wide-ranging plan to preserve Perth's air quality, reduce traffic congestion, improve pedestrian safety, free up short-term shopper parking and create a city environment that is both economically and environmentally healthy.
For the first time since its introduction in 1999, the PPP has recently been revised to better reflect current circumstances.. The key changes include:
- A change to the boundaries of the three public parking zones
- The Pedestrian Priority Zone (PPZ) has been extended to incorporate Elizabeth Quay and the eastern part of the Perth City Link site in recognition of the importance of ensuring pedestrian priority in the city’s central core. The emerging east–west pedestrian and public transport corridor along Hay Street has also been provided protection by an expanded PPZ. The pedestrian connections between the central retail precinct, the Cultural Precinct and the Central Institute of Technology have also been given PPZ status.
- Amendment of the tenant parking street hierarchy and tenant parking allowance rates
- Key pedestrian and public transport priority routes have had their street categories revised to ensure that they are not adversely impacted by increasing private vehicle movements.
- There has been a modest reduction in tenant parking allowance rates.
- Various minor amendments to facilitate improved, sustainable planning outcomes and reduce ambiguity.
Perth parking related legislation (acts and regulations)
Following are external links to the State Law Publisher website.
Licensing of non-residential parking bays within the Perth Parking Management Area
If you own non-residential property within the Perth Parking Management Area, you are required by the Perth Parking Management Act 1999
to submit a licence application supported by certain documents. For more information, refer to the Licensed parking in Perth 2013-14 guide below.
Perth Parking licence revenue
Revenue raised by parking bay licence fees has been used to plan for and implement balanced transport initiatives such as the popular Central Area Transit bus system, known as the CAT, and access to the Free Transit Zone for central city visitors and workers, Additional initiatives which extend the CAT service, support improved bicycle access and enhance the pedestrian environment were announced by the Minister for Transport in April 2012. These include:
- Green CAT service development and infrastructure: A new Green CAT is proposed to operate between the Esplanade Busport and Leederville Train Station.
- Expansion of the CAT service: The purchase and fit-out of seven additional CAT buses to supplement capacity of existing routes and to operate the Green CAT service.
- CAT bus replacement program: Replacement of older CAT buses scheduled to commence in 2015/16.
- Improvements to cycling infrastructure: Completion of key links (design and construction) in the Principal Shared Path (PSP) network within the central city.
- On road public transport priority: A contribution towards the creation of bus lanes on Beaufort Street, William Street and Adelaide Terrace.
- Parallel pedestrian walks conversion program: Conversion of fully protected pedestrian phases at traffic signals in central Perth to parallel pedestrian phases to allow for more flexible movement of both traffic and pedestrians.
- Active traffic management of key CBD roads and sections of freeway: Including the installation and monitoring of additional CCTV cameras in the CBD; upgrading of Main Roads WA’s Traffic Operations Centre to provide road users with a single and integrated contact point; and provision of an incident response service to facilitate the clearing of traffic blockages.
Perth parking maps – public parking information for motorists and motorcycle users
Perth parking maps are provided below to assist motorists, motorcyclists, scooter users and people with disabilities in finding conveniently located parking areas.
For bicycle parking visit the Bicycle parking page under the Cycling section.