Parking

Discover more about parking, 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.

Ticketless Parking

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.

Council operates one ticketless car park within St Leonards offering 300 parking spaces across three levels. The car park is accessible via Lithgow Street and provides up to 2 hours' free parking. Parking is free for entry after 6:00pm.

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, Little Street, The Canopy and St Leonards car parks?

If you have exited without paying and aren’t sure if you have overstayed, you can visit GoTicketless to pay.

  • Simply enter your licence plate details and any outstanding fees for the past three days will be displayed
  • Payments must be made by credit card
  • 1% merchant fee (incl. GST) applies.
  • Payments will appear as Ybern Pty Ltd on your credit card statement.
  • Personal information collected is held and used by Council under the Privacy and Personal Information Act.
  • The supply of information is voluntary, however, if you do not provide the information, your payment will not be processed, and you may be subject to a fine.

Parking rates

Little Street, Market Square and The Canopy Car Parks offer up to 3 hours free parking.

  • 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. 

St Leonards Central Car Park:

  • 1st hour after free period $16.50
  • 2nd hour after free period $22.00
  • 3rd hour after free period $27.50
  • +5 hours after free period $45.00

Entry after 6:00pm is free.

Seniors and Mobility Parking Scheme

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 car parks operate using licence plate recognition cameras. To receive Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) complimentary parking in Council car parks, please email service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au with the following:

  • A copy of your MPS permit
  • Expiration date of your MPS permit 
  • Licence Plate Number of your vehicle

Council will contact you to confirm your MPS has been registered in our system.

Electric Vehicles

Council provides access to 21 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Lane Cove car parks:

  • Six at The Canopy (P3) including two fast charging stations (P2). The fast charging stations require customers to download the Evie App before use.

  • Four in Little Street Car Park (P4)

  • Five at Market Square Car Park (P2)

  • Six at St Leonards Central Car Park (88 Christie Street). Four are free and two are pay on demand 'fast' chargers.

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.

From November 2023 there are also seven on-street parking spaces. The new on-street chargers are available at parking spots close to and/or at the following addresses:

Upon parking in one of the designated spaces, motorists use the relevant App associated with the charging device. EV owners can then plug in their own charging cables to their car and the unit affixed to the street pole before following the steps on their App to start charging.

To view the closest EV charging option to you, visit our What's Around Me? Online Map. You can also send Council an email to suggest a future location for an on-street EV charger.

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

Lane Cove Shopping Precinct: Parking 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.

Click here for the Lane Cove Shopping Precinct: Parking Map

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, contact Revenue NSW. Revenue NSW process fines and fees for local councils, NSW Police Force and other authorities.

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 responsible.

You can also nominate the responsible person online using myPenalty

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. Contact Revenue NSW 

Loading Zones

Station wagons and 3 wheeled motor bikes are no longer allowed to park in loading zones. In 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.