Parking Locations and Fees


Cataract Gorge Reserve, Basin Road, West Launceston

Gates are locked to the carpark at 10pm

  • $1.00 per hour
  • $6.00 per day
  • Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm

General bays: 154

Accessible bays: 3

Electric charging bays: 1

5-minute bays: 2 (fees still apply)

Motorcycle bays: 6

Oversized vehicle bays: 12

Paterson Street East

1-15 Paterson Street, Launceston

  • $2.40 for first hour 
  • $1.20 for every half hour (or part thereof) after that
  • Electric vehicle charging station (per kw/hour) $0.50
  • Evening rate: $2.00 per entry (Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 12am)
  • Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm


FREE parking: Monday to Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Parking spaces: 209 public, 11 accessible bays

Facilities: lift and accessible toilets

Paterson Street West

79-81 Paterson Street, Launceston

  • $2.40 for the first hour and
  • $1.20 for every half hour (or part thereof) after that
  • Evening rate: $2.00 per entry (Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 12.30am)
  • Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm


FREE parking: Monday to Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Parking spaces: 254 public, 7 accessible and 8 bicycle bays

Facilities: lift and accessible toilets (1 cubicle open 24/7)

Parenting facilities: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9am to 3.30pm and closed Sundays

River Edge (Seaport)


  • $2.00 per hour
  • Yellow Marked Bays: $7.00 per day only (Monday to Friday)
  • Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm


FREE parking: Sundays

Parking spaces: 83 public bays, 1 accessible bay 

Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Memorial Hall

  • $2.00 per 3 hours
  • $4.00 per 6 hours
  • Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm

Leisure and Aquatic Centre

  • $1.00 per 90 minutes (90 minute limit)
  • Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm


For service enquiries please call 03 6323 3193

High Street off-street parking spaces

  • $2.00 per 3 hour maximum

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
FREE parking: Saturday and Sunday  

York Street West

115 York Street, Launceston

  •  $2.80 per hour
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm; Saturday from 9am to 4pm


FREE parking: Sunday

Parking spaces: 70 public, 2 accessible and 41 private bays

Facilities: toilets


For private bay enquiries please call (03) 6323 3163

Elizabeth Street

32 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

  • $2.40 for the first hour
  • $1.20 for every half hour (or part-thereof) after that
  • $7.00 per day for early Bird parking (top level only). Available until 10.30am or until top level bays are full. Entry voucher must be validated on the ramp to top level upon entry
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9am - 10pm
  • Sunday: 10.30am - 8pm


The car park gates will be locked at:

  • Monday to Wednesday at 9pm
  • Thursday to Saturday at 10pm
  • Sundays at 8pm

FREE parking: Monday to Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm 

Parking Spaces: 249 public, 3 accessible, 21 private bays


For private bays enquiries, please call 63233163

Invermay Road (Inveresk)

  • $2.50 per hour 
  • Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm

FREE parking: Sunday 

Northern Inveresk Car Park (off Forster Street, Invermay)

The Northern Inveresk Car Park is host to 850 car parks and is just a short walk from the University of Tasmania Stadium.

  • $1.00 per hour
  • $4.00 per day
  • $40 per month for Tiger Bus permits

The car park offers free parking on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. 
This is the recommended parking location for the University of Tasmania Stadium for large events such as the AFL.

Royal Park

Home Point

  • $2.00 per hour
  • $6.00 per day
  • Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm

FREE parking: Sunday 

Bathurst Street

36-42 Bathurst Street, Launceston

  • $2.50 per two hours 
  • $6.00 per day 
  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.30pm; Saturday from 8am to 4pm


FREE parking: Sunday

Parking spaces: 250 public, 2 accessible, 25 private bays and two motorbike bays  

Cimitiere-Cameron Street

71 Cimitiere St, Launceston

  • $2.00 per hour
  • $8.00 per day 
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm


Public parking spaces: 49 spaces and 2 motorbike bays on the Cameron Street side of the car park.

Park Street

Park Street, Launceston

  • $1.50 per hour (three hour limit)
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.00pm


FREE parking: All weekend

CH Smith

18 Charles Street

  • $2.40 for first hour
  • $1.20 for every half hour (or part thereof) after that
  • Open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

FREE parking: between 3.30pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Home Point

Home Point Parade

  • $2.00 per hour
  • Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm


FREE parking: Sundays

Find the City of Launceston public holiday opening hours below, service interruptions here and current and upcoming works here.

- For out of hours emergencies involving Council services or facilities, phone 6323 3333.

- Phone 000 to report life-threatening emergencies or contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 to report non-life threatening emergencies.

Christmas and New Years operating hours 2023/2024

Car Parking Facilities

The City of Launceston's open air car parks and on street meters are FREE on public holidays.


Paterson Street East and West car parks

Mon 25 Dec: Closed

Sun 31 Dec: Open until 1am


Elizabeth Street car park

Mon 25 Dec: Closed


City of Launceston On-Street parking

Tue 19 — Sun 24 Dec: normal hours

Mon 25 — Tue 26 Dec: free parking

Wed 27 — Sun 31 Dec: normal hours

Mon 1 Jan: free parking

Tue 2 Jan: normal hours resume


CH Smith Car Park

Continues as normal.

Find out more about parking in Launceston

Carr Villa Memorial Park

Main Office

Closed - No burials or cremations take place during public holidays.

Mon 25- Tue 26 Dec: Closed

Wed 27 - Fri 29: 8am - 4.30pm

Sat 30 - Mon 1 Jan: Closed

Tue 2 Jan: Normal hours resume

Normal Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 4.30pm.


Main Park Gates (Nunamina Avenue)

1 May - 30 November: Monday to Sunday including public holidays: 7.30am - 5pm.

1 December - 30 April: Monday to Sunday including public holidays: 7.30am - 7pm.


Crematorium Gate (Quarantine Road) 

Normal hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 4pm

Weekends and public holidays: Closed

EXCEPTION: Christmas Day 8am–4pm

Learn more about the Carr Villa Memorial Park 

Customer Service Centre

Town Hall including the Customer Service Centre

Fri 22 Dec 8.30am-11am
Sat 23, Sun 24 Dec Closed
Mon 25 - Mon 1 Jan         Closed
Tues 2 Jan Normal hours resume


Further Information

After hours dog attacks: Tasmania Police 131 444

Report an issue online here

Find more information about our Customer Service Centre including our regular opening hours on the Contact page.

First Basin Swimming Pool — Cataract Gorge

Lifeguards from the City of Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre will supervise the First Basin Swimming Pool between 11am and 4pm on weekends beginning in December.

Lifeguards will be present daily from the 22nd of December, excluding Christmas Day.

Lifeguard presence

December: 11am-4pm during weekends 

December 22nd and onwards: 11am-4pm daily (excluding Christmas Day)

Free Tiger Bus

 The Free Tiger Bus is operated by Metro Tasmania on behalf of the City of Launceston.

Services operate every business day and selected weekends and public holidays. 

Operating Mon–Sun until 30 April 2024

Mon 25 Dec: Closed

Tue 26 Dec: Normal service resumes

The Tiger Bus will operate on New Years Day.

View the City of Launceston Free Tiger Bus page or the Metro Tasmania website

For more information contact the City of Launceston’s Customer Service Centre on 03 6323 3000.

Immunisation Clinics

Visit our City of Launceston Immunisations Page to find out more about sessions locations and times.

Launceston Visitor Information Centre

The Launceston Visitor Information Centre is open:

  • Weekdays from 9am to 5pm and on weekends;
  • Public holidays from 10am to 2pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Find out more about the Launceston Visitor Information Centre

Leisure and Aquatic Centre

The Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre is open during the following hours:

Mon 25 Dec: Closed

Tue 26 Dec — Mon 1 Jan: 8am–6pm 

Tue 2 Jan: Normal hours resume 

Normal Hours:

  • Weekdays: 6am - 8pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: 8am - 6pm (or as listed above) 
  • LAfit Extended Hours (member access only): Monday to Friday 8pm to 9pm


Find more about the Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Lilydale Swimming Pool

The Lilydale Swimming Pool is a 25m outdoor public pool in Lilydale that is available in the warmer months of the year. It is located at 1954 Main Road, Lilydale, and is free to use!

Visit the Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre website to find operational hours.

Learn more about the Lilydale Swimming Pool

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG)

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) opening hours can be found on the QVMAG website

To keep up to date, follow the QVMAG Facebook page.

Waste Centres

Waste Services

Waste services will not be interrupted during public holidays unless noted here at a later stage.

Find out more on the City of Launceston's waste services







Parking machines

  • 1-hour machines: $3.40 per hour
  • 3-hour machines: $2.90 per hour
  • 9-hour machines: $1.40 per hour

If a parking machine is faulty, please report this to our Customer Service Centre. Exemptions from parking fines may apply.

Car parks

For assistance regarding City of Launceston car parks, please contact our Customer Service team on (03) 6323 3000