Where to park in Oamaru

The 1 hr free parking will continue for all ‘Pay and Display’ parking areas until further notice. Usual restrictions apply to all limited time parks, disability parks, loading zones etc.

As of 1 July 2019, Paid parking for all metered parking spaces on and off-street will be required between;

  • 10am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am – 1pm Saturday

Sunday and Public holidays is free parking.

On-Street Parking

Thames Street (from Itchen to Dee Streets), Ribble Street (east), Coquet Street (east) and Eden and Wear Streets.

$2.00 per hour payable with coins and credit card*

Off-Street Parking

Eden Street (north and south), Steward Street (Hospital) and Medway Street.

$2.00 per hour or $8 for all day parking

Meters are spread throughout the area. Put coins in to cover the time needed and push the GREEN button firmly. The machine should print a ticket. Place it face up on the dashboard of your car so it can be clearly read from outside. This coupon allows users to park anywhere in the particular area, ie those from meters on the street are for on-street parking and tickets from off-street meters are for any off-street parking.

What do I do if the meter rejects my coins?

Try again, use another coin or another machine.

Do I have to pay if I’m ducking into a shop for five minutes?

Legally you have to be parked for five minutes before being required to pay. Our policy in Oamaru allows you 10 minutes.

PayMyPark AppPayMyPark App

Waitaki District Council has adopted a new system which allows smartphone users to pay for parking in the Oamaru CBD using a mobile payment system on streets with parking meters.

PayMyPark allows you to pay for parking via your smart phone and extend your time remotely. The app will even send you an alert when your paid parking is about to expire.

PayMyPark works like a phone top-up where users select an amount, from $10 to $100 dollars, to load onto the app which is then automatically deducted when they log in to a parking area. The app is used by councils in Wellington, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Timaru and Dunedin, and has been well received by shoppers and theatregoers alike.

  • Download the free app from the iTunes Apple Store or Google Play
  • Register your details
  • Pre-load credit via credit card, debit card or internet banking to minimise fees
  • If you opt to use PayMyPark as a casual user, you pay a fee on each transaction, rather than when you top up and these fees are not collected by the council, but by banks.
  • You can receive an alert when your paid parking is about to expire and extend your time remotely.
  • If you finish early, you can stop the parking time and get a refund to your account.
  • You can easily extend your parking time remotely, no need to run back to the parking meter, no more searching for coins.
  • Simplify your business parking costs with one account for all your vehicles.
  • The App can even remind you where you parked your car

All the usual parking charges, times and conditions apply. Check the street signs near your car park for time limits and any other conditions.

Find apps confusing? Bring your smartphone into Council Offices on Thames Street, Oamaru and the customer service team can help you download it.

Apple App Store     Google Play Store