Free parking to boost Brisbane’s flood recovery

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced all on-street parking meters would remain turned off until the end of March.

 Cr Schrinner said parking meters were turned off last month to support Brisbane’s economic recovery and would continue as the city recovered from flooding.

 “The flood we have just endured was one of the worst in our history,” he said.

 “This is a tough blow for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “This is one of many measures we can do to help get them back on track, while giving flood-affected residents one less cost to worry about.”

 The free parking comes after Cr Schrinner announced a $250 rate rebate for flood victims.

 “Under this assistance package, households and businesses impacted by the floods are eligible for a $250 rebate on their next rates,” he said.

 “We expect around 28,000 residents and business owners that were inundated during the floods will be eligible for this rebate.

 “Applications will open from Monday 14 March.”

 Cr Schrinner also encouraged commuters to get back on board Brisbane’s bus which are returning to a full timetable.

 “Our transport network was severely affected by flooding road closures and Council staff have worked around the clocked to get this massive system operating again on a full timetable.

 “Peak hour services have now been reinstated which means residents can get to school or work quicker on our services.”

 The free parking measure will save motorists between $1.20 to $5.50 an hour at parking meters.

 Parking limits will remain, and motorists are reminded to not overstay the parking limit.


  • Parking meters will be free until the end of March, 2022.
  • There is no need to pay at parking meters, but the time limit of the parking space remains and will be enforced.
  • Council-owned carparks remain at their normal prices.