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Guide to parking at Central

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or hitting up some of Sydney’s best restaurants, there is limited parking near Central Station. Your best bet is to plan ahead of time if you intend on driving and book your parking in advance, so that you’re not circling the busy one way streets.

On-street parking in Central

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself a parking space on the street, parking rates range from $3.20 per hour to $7.40 per hour on weekdays, and are all time limited, between 1 hour – 4 hours.

The City of Sydney has a map of the pricing of parking meters (see here).

Do note, street parking is sparse and hard to find. You don’t want to be stressed out circling the busy streets and one-way streets around central. Save time and money and reserve a guaranteed parking space in one of Oscar’s Car Parks.

Off-street parking in Central

Casual carpark rates around Central start from $9.00 for just 30 min and can add up to $49 for over 3 hours. Weekend parking rates at these car parks are usually cheaper and start at $20 per day.

Alternatively, you can save up to 40% off by booking online through Share with Oscar.
Share with Oscar parking options include:

Parking near Central Station, Railway Square and Central Park Mall
Parking lot on George St (just a short 3 min walk to Central Station and Railway Square) available for $5.60/hour or $33.60/day. This is also close parking to Central Park Mall.
>> Book here.

Parking near Wentworth Park and UTS / TAFE
Parking lot on Bulwara Road (just a 5 min walk to Central Station ) available for a flat rate of $20 a day. This spot is perfect for anyone going into the city for study or work.
>> Book here.

Public transport

Central station is conveniently located in the middle of the Central Sydney area, within walking distance to Central Park Mall, Haymarket, Chinatown, and Surry Hills.
There are also a number of bus routes that go down George Street and stop right outside Central station.

Nearby attractions

Central Station, Haymarket, Chippendale, Central Park Mall, UTS Campus, Spice Alley, Chinatown, TAFE, Ultimo, Mercure Hotel, Paddys Markets, Golden Century, Surry Hills, Broadway Sydney, Darling Square, Powerhouse Museum, Railway Square

Oscar lets you book affordable parking in advance.

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Click the link below to register an account. Add your vehicle details so we can recommend spots that best fit your car size.


Enter your destination and search for the date and time you need. Select and book the option that works best for you!


Once you’ve booked, you’ll see further information about the parking space and get navigated to the spot!

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