Discover more about parking in Lane Cove, including early bird parking, how to check and pay online and what to do and who to contact if you've been issued a fine.
Council operates three ticketless car parks within Lane Cove village providing more than
1,000 parking spaces for cars and motorcycles.
Each of these car parks provides up to 3 hours
free parking with 1 hour express parking on P1
of The Canopy. Parking is free for entry after
6:00pm. Time will accumulate if you re-enter
the same car park within an hour of leaving
however the car parks are not linked so you
can move between different car parks.
The map below provides details on a range
of parking options in Lane Cove village.
Early Bird Parking
Early Bird Parking is available on P4 at The Canopy for visitors who enter before 9:30am and exit after 4:00pm at a cost of $7.50.
Check and Pay Online
Did you know you have three days to check whether you need to pay at Market Square or The Canopy car parks?
If you have exited without paying and aren’t sure if you have overstayed, you can visit www.lanecoveparking.com.au to check.
Simply enter your licence plate details and any outstanding fees for the past three days will be displayed. You can then pay online and avoid receiving a fine.
Little Street, Market Square and The Canopy Car Parks:
- 1st hour after free period $7.00
- 2nd hour after free period $17.00
- 3rd hour after free period $24.00
- +4 hours after free period $45.00
Entry after 6:00pm is free.
The Canopy Early Bird parking (enter before 9:30am and exit after 4:00pm) is $7.50.
Seniors and Mobility
Council runs a Seniors Parking Permit Scheme.
To be eligible for a free two year Seniors
Parking Permit, recipients must be a Lane
Cove resident; over 67 years of age; and hold a
current drivers licence. Seniors Parking Permits must be displayed when parking in designated
Seniors spaces within Council car parks. Apply for a Seniors Parking Permit.
Mobility Parking permits are administered
by Service NSW. For details of locations of
Mobility Parking in Lane Cove village, please
refer to the map below. Find out more and apply for a Mobility Parking permit.
Council provides access to 15 free electric vehicle charging stations in Lane Cove:
Two fast EV charging points are also located on P2 of The Canopy, which require customers to download the Evie App before use. These paid fast chargers are 10 times faster than Council's other free units, providing greater convenience.
You can receive free charging and only pay (for parking) for a stay exceeding 3 hours at the Little Street and Market Square carparks and on P3 of The Canopy.
Business Parking Permits
Do you work locally? Are you looking for an affordable parking option, seven days a week?
Council’s business parking permit scheme provides use of P4 at The Canopy car park, and Market Square and Little Street car parks for a rate of $1,800 per annum. Spaces are limited.
Find out more and apply for your business parking permit online.
Please click on the image to enlarge the map.
Please note a portion of spaces in the Civic Centre Car Park (48 Longueville Road) is a restricted parking zone (no parking between 6:00am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday). All spaces in the car park are available outside of these times.
Who to contact if you’ve been
issued a parking fine
If you believe you've been issued an infringement notice by mistake or you'd like to contest a fine, please find information below about requesting a review through Revenue NSW. Revenue NSW process fines and fees for local councils, NSW Police Force and various other authorities.
To discuss your fine please contact Revenue NSW on 1300 138 118. Alternatively, you can find information and manage your fine on Revenue NSW's website: www.revenue.nsw.gov.au.
What you can do on the Revenue NSW website:
If you've been issued a fine in NSW, you'll find the information you need, including:
- How to pay a fine or fee
- How to request a review of a fine (reviews are forwarded to Council for investigation)
- How to check the status of a review
- What happens if you don't pay a fine
- What you must do to have your matter heard in court
- What you can do if you're experiencing financial hardship and can't pay a fine.
What if someone else was responsible for the offence?
If you've received a fine but weren't responsible for the offence, you can transfer the fine to the person who was at fault when you weren't driving the vehicle when the offence happened or you sold the vehicle before the date of the offence.
You can also nominate the responsible person online using myPenalty.
If you are responsible for an offence but are not the person named on the fine, you can nominate yourself by contacting Revenue NSW.
Difficulty with paying your fine:
If you can't afford to pay in full by the due date you can set up a payment plan if you need more time to pay. You should contact Revenue NSW before the penalty reminder due date to set up a payment plan.
Revenue NSW also offer other options if you are experiencing serious financial, medical or other personal problems. Find out more about:
- What to do if you are having difficulty with payment
- How to ask someone to talk to us about your situation
- Whether you might be eligible for a work and development order (WDO)
- Eligibility for a 50 per cent reduction in fine amount.
Boat Trailer Parking in Lane Cove
Council is one of several Sydney areas that has the authority to enforce unattended registered boat trailers under the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015. Council opted in to the scheme to help discourage the long-term parking of unattended registered boat trailers on public roads The legislation is mainly targeted at people from other areas who use their boat a couple of times a year and leave it on our local streets the rest of the time.
Under the scheme, boat trailers are required to be moved at least every 28 days and they must move at least one street block. When a boat trailer is marked by a Council Ranger it signals the commencement of the 28 day period. If the trailer has not been moved at the end of this 28 day period, Council will provide the registered owner with 15 days notice after which time the trailer can be impounded.
By encouraging off-street storage of boat trailers, existing on-street parking spaces are more available for local residents and visitors. Please note the legislation relates only to registered boat trailers not registered box trailers and caravans.
If your boat has a sticker placed on it by Council then you have 28 days to move it before it is impounded. If your boat has been impounded phone 9911 3555 to arrange for payment of the towing fee and collection of the trailer
- Download the Boat Trailer Brochure
- Lane Cove Council's current Resident Parking Permit Scheme's applies only to cars and motorcycles. It doesn't provide for the issuing of Parking Permits for boat trailers or vehicles over 3 tonnes as these vehicles move more regularly and spaces are freed up for others to use.
- Moving a boat trailer around the block and parking it in the original space is considered to be moved under the Act.
Road Rules affecting Loading Zones
A heads up that station wagons and 3 wheeled motor bikes are
no longer allowed to park in loading zones. From 1 September 2021 the NSW
Government road rules were changed and all references to these vehicles has
been repealed from Road Rules 2014 Section 179 Stop in loading zone.
Find out more about who can access a loading zone.