Parking during COVID-19

Parking officers are still enforcing parking restrictions, including the requirement to pay for parking.

This is to encourage vehicle turnover to support access to businesses and essential services within the city centre that remain operating.

We realise some businesses are offering a click and collect service, so parking officers are currently allowing a grace period to allow people to quickly access these businesses to pick up their items then leave.

Parking officers are sanitising parking machine high touch surfaces on a regular basis during the day. As with any high touch surface in the city centre, we recommend people use hand sanitiser before and after using parking machines.

The City has also made changes to the way it manages parking in the Bendigo Hospital precinct to assist healthcare workers and ensure that people who need to access the hospital's services can find parking.

We understand this is a challenging time and that things can change quickly. We will continue to review our approach to parking enforcement as the situation evolves.

Parking rules help improve traffic flow and improve parking access. Overstaying a time restriction in a parking space may result in a fine. Parking restrictions generally operate from 8.30am to 5.30pm across the city centre.

It is important that you look for signs when entering any street or car park. Parking signs can apply to a length of road, an area or a car park and may apply at different times of day.

Parking meters and ticket machines with faults

Please report any faults with parking meters/ticket machines by using the fault reporting information on the meter or ticket machine, or contact our Customer Service Centre on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

If a parking meter or ticket machine is broken you are entitled to park only for the amount of time indicated on the overhead parking sign. You may get an infringement if you stay for longer than the time restriction even if the parking meter is broken. 

Contact us

For more information about parking services please contact us on 03 5434 6000.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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