Mobility Car Parks


The Timaru District Council participates in the Operation Mobility Scheme where parking spaces are reserved for people with disabilities and other concessions are offered. Mobility carpark regulations are administered by the Parking Unit. To qualify, users must display a valid Mobility Parking Permits on their vehicles.

Parking Concessions in Timaru District

If a current Mobility Parking Permit (or a current equivalent issued by overseas authority), is displayed on the vehicle and parking is required for the needs of the permit holder the following concessions apply:

  1. Any Parking Meter (including specially dedicated "mobility" metered spaces) - You may park for a maximum stay of three hours.
  2. Time Restricted Parking - For P30 and longer only - You may park for double the time on the sign, up to a maximum stay of 3 hours. This also applies to any dedicated mobility parks where a restriction sign is also erected.

    (e.g. Mobility park in P30 area - Maximum 1 hour stay, Mobility park in P120 area - Maximum 3 hour stay).


  • Pay and Display Carparks and Pay and Park Carparks - Some carparks have dedicated metered spaces to avoid the need to get tickets from the machine but full fees are payable in other carparks. Dedicated mobility parks have a maximum stay of 3 hours.
  • Sophia Street Car Park (Farmers) - Full fees are payable, whether using normal parks or the two dedicated mobility parks.
  • P5, P10 and P15 Parks - The time concession does not apply on these parks.
  • Restricted Areas - Use of restricted areas like bus stops, taxi stands, no stopping zones etc, is not permitted

Mobility Carparks in Timaru District

A list of mobility parks provided by Council is shown below. Many other organisations provide mobility parks which are not monitored by Council. See your CCS directory for details.


Road/Carpark Location No. of Parks Time Restriction
Arthur Street Polytechnic 2  
Barnard StreetCarpark1Max stay 3 hours. Dedicated metered spaces.
Browne Street Near Sacred Heart School 1  
Cains Terrace South end just off Stafford Street 1 Max stay 3 hours
Craigie Avenue Century Pool 1  
Elizabeth Place   2  
George Street Near the Naruwan Restaurant (formerly Chengs)1Max stay 3 hours
King Street Outside Multiple Sclerosis Rooms 1  
Selwyn Street Oceanview Heights School 1  
Sophia Street Outside Library 1 Max stay 3 hours
Sophia Street Farmers Carpark 4 None - Pay on Exit
Stafford StreetNorth of ANZ Bank1Max stay 3 hours
Stafford Street North of Farmers right of way 1 Max stay 1 hour
Strathallan Street Opposite The Terrace 1 Max stay 3 hours
The TerraceCity Carpark1P120 - Max stay 3 hours
Timaru AirportFalvey Road - Adjacent Terminal Bldg1 
Timaru Library Off Bank Street 3 Max stay 3 hours. Dedicated metered spaces.
Timaru MuseumCarpark off the Church Street Access Lane 1  
Turnbull Street 1 


Road/Carpark Location No. of Parks Time Restriction
Geraldine Carpark Wilson Street/Peel Street 1  
Talbot Street, Geraldine Between Peel & Wilson Streets 1 P60 - Max stay 2 hours
Library Service Centre Talbot Street 1  


Road/Carpark Location No. of Parks Time Restriction
Commerce Street Near King Street 1 P60 - Max stay 2 hours
Library - Service Centre Off King Street 1

Last updated: 06 Dec 2023