Tamworth CBD has approximately 3,846 car parking spaces covering an area between Macquarie Street, Kable Avenue, East and Marius Streets. Of those, 2,325 are on-street parking and 1,521 are off-street parking.
The Tamworth CBD parking map illustrates on and off street parking areas, including Council’s pay and display ticket parking machines and the number of parking spaces in each area.
What parking restrictions apply in the Tamworth urban area?
Time restrictions include 1/4 hour, 1/2 hour, 1 hour, 2 hour, 4 hour and all day.
Parking meters were introduced in Tamworth in 1965, and upgraded in 2008 to the Pay and Display ticket machines shown above.
Pay parking areas are managed by 29 pay and display ticket parking machines. Ticket parking costs are $0.70c per hour. Ticketed parking areas are indicated by the type of signs shown on the right.
When do parking restrictions apply in Tamworth?
Within Tamworth's central business district (CBD), parking officers monitor the following time zone parking restrictions:
- Monday to Friday – 8:30am till 6:00pm
- Saturday 8:30am till 12:30pm
Disabled parking spaces, loading zones and no stopping zones are enforceable at any time.
Parking restrictions in residential areas are also enforced near schools, neighborhood shopping centres, where driveways are obstructed and at any location where motorists are parked contrary to parking signage.
What parking signage is used in Tamworth?
Various parking sings are found in Tamworth CBD. The majority of these indicate a time, followed by the letter 'P', meaning that parking is only allowed for the time set by the signs. For example, 4P means a four-hour parking limit.
Is there any free car parking in the Tamworth city area?
The following parking signs are used for free parking with time limits:
- 1/4P – allows free parking for a maximum time of fifteen (15) minutes
- 1/2P – allows free parking for a maximum time of half (1/2) an hour
- 1P – allows free parking for a maximum time of one (1) hour
- 2P – allows free parking for a maximum time of two (2) hours
How do I know when I need a ticket to park?
Signage displaying the word 'ticket' means that you must purchase a ticket from the ticket machines located nearby. Ticket machines operate between the following hours:
- Monday to Friday – 4:00am to 6:00pm
- Saturday – 4:00am to 12:30pm
The tickets become valid at 8:30am on the day of purchase. The time limit for parking in these areas will not start until 8:30am, even if you purchase your ticket at 6:00am.
Where do I display my car parking ticket?
Your ticket must be placed face up on the dash, so that it can be read by the parking officer. If you don’t place your ticket in a place where it can be seen, you may receive a parking infringement notice.
What if the ticket machines aren’t working?
If a ticket machine is out of order, you must obtain a ticket from another machine in the immediate vicinity of the street or car park in which you are parked. You can report the faulty machine by calling 1300 733 625 and quoting the machine number.
Where are ticket parking machines located in the Tamworth city area, and how do I recognise them?
Ticket machines can be identified by their tall, rectangular shape with the universal logo of a large 'P' on a blue background, shown on the sides of the machine. Parking machines are located directly behind the kerb. There are 29 machines in the central business district, located in White Street, Fitzroy Street, Kable Avenue and in the Council off street car parks.
Where can I find free off-street parking?
Many free off-street areas exist within the Tamworth CBD, including the following:
- Tamworth Community Centre car park - access from Peel or Darling Streets (138 bays - all day)
- Dowe Street beside the Tamworth Hotel bottle shop (29 bays - all day)
- Peel Street between White and Hill Streets behind the NRMA office (58 bays - free all day; 2P Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm)
- Byrnes Avenue between Hill and Roderick Streets (88 bays - all day)
- Byrnes Avenue between Roderick and Murray Streets (62 bays - all day)
- Gipps Street, over the footbridge on the western side of the Peel River, access via Ebsworth Street (144 bays - all day)
- Riverside beside the main Peel River bridge, with access off Bridge Street via Carter Street (153 bays - all day)
Some shopping centres also offer free parking, including City Plaza between White and Fitzroy Streets (3P 8:00am to 6:00pm daily), and Centrepoint between Brisbane and Fitzroy Streets. (Note: only first three hours free.)
Where can I find ticketed off-street parking?
Tamworth has three ticketed off-street parking areas:
- Ray Walsh House car park, located on the southern side of Ray Walsh House, accessed from Kable Avenue - (36 bays all day at $0.70 per hour)
- Country Women’s Association/Hands of Fame car park, located adjacent to West Diggers Club in Kable Avenue - (117 bays all day at $0.70 per hour, up to $2.00 for full day)
- Tamworth Town Hall car park, accessed from Fitzroy and Marius Streets - (113 bays all day at $0.70 per hour)
- White Street car park, access from Kable Avenue and White Steet roundabout - (79 bays all day at $0.70 per hour, up to $2.00 for full day)
How much does it cost to park in the ticketed Council car parks?
- Hourly tickets cost $0.70 and may be purchased from a ticket machine
- Monthly parking permits are available for $50 and may be purchased from Council Customer Service Centre in the Ray Walsh House foyer. These permits can only be used in the four off-street ticket carparks, outlined above.