Whether you’re into quick shopping trips, or you’d like to take your time eating somewhere nice, there are a number of options for your car no matter how long you need.
Northern Beaches has a variety of street, multi-story and business centre carparks throughout the area.
On street parking, with and without meters, is available throughout Northern Beaches, ranging from 1 hour to 4 hour parking on weekends and rangers monitor vehicles to ensure spaces are turned over.
You can enjoy free parking in most Council carparks that are not signed pay and display. Disabled parking is available in all Council carparks. Please always check signage for the allowable time limit and any other restrictions.
You can also visit Spot Parking Finder to view real time occupancy in our parking stations and to view on-street parking time restrictions in the Manly area.
Boat trailer parking
The Northern Beaches is a great location for boating enthusiasts, please park your trailer legally while also having consideration to the neighbours in our residential streets. In 2016 the former Pittwater Council participated in the Office of Local Government's boat and trailer parking pilot program.
Northern Beaches Council has continued with this legislation and boat trailers in the former Pittwater Council area (North Narrabeen to Palm Beach) must move every 28 days otherwise they may be impounded. You can report these trailers to be to be investigated. The rest of the Northern Beaches Council area is not gazetted to enforce the boat trailer parking legislation (Impounding act 1993). All other trailers are defined as vehicles under the Road Rules 2014 and may be parked at any location provided they are parked legally.
It is not an offence to stay in a vehicle overnight as long as it is parked legally and there are not prohibiting signs at the location. You can report an illegal parking issue.
If you wish to report car camping in any public place please refer the matter to NSW Police on 13 14 44.