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This page contains information about the provision, management and monitoring of parking in Whangarei. 
Updated: 14/09/2016 1:14 p.m.
Photograph of parking signs.

Parking sign in Whangarei

We are responsible for balancing the demand for car parking with the supply of parking spaces.  

In Whangarei itself, there is a range of parking facilities designed to ensure the best use of road space, safe traffic flows and to encourage patronage of local businesses.

Parking restrictions

Parking restrictions are used in areas where a fair turnover of on-street parking is needed and for specific purposes such as loading zones and mobility parking.

For further information, follow the link below.

70+ parking fee exemption

The exemption card entitles Whangarei residents aged 70 years and over to park your vehicle free of charge at any Council car park in Whangarei for the maximum time indicated on the meter or car park. 

Follow the link below to print a copy of the application form which you can complete and send to us.

70-plus Parking Fee Exemption Application [125kb] 

Mobility parking

A Mobility Parking Permit is a card issued by New Zealand CCS Disability Action which entitles the holder to parking concessions. It must be displayed in the vehicle being driven or operated by a disabled person.

If a designated mobility parking space is unavailable, a person displaying a Mobility Parking Permit may park in a restricted time parking area, a metered space or receipt parking space for double the advertised time for that area provided they have paid for the first half of the time.

For further information about the mobility parking permit scheme, visit the Mobility Parking website. Follow the link below.

Mobility Parking (Opens in a new window).

Mobility Parking Permit

There are designated parking spaces available throughout Whangarei for use by those with a Mobility Parking Permit.

We issue a Disability Working Parking Permit on request, to people holding a Mobility Parking Permit and who work in Whangarei.

For details and an application form, follow the link below.

Abandoned vehicles

Please call us to report a vehicle which you think has been abandoned. To enable a quick response please have as much information as possible, such as:

  • an accurate description of the location
  • make, model and colour of the vehicle
  • registration plate number
  • if there is a current Warrant of Fitness and a registration sticker on the screen.

If there are registration plates or a registration sticker on the vehicle and it is positioned in a safe location, there may be a time delay in getting it removed as the legal owner will need to be contacted before it is removed.

If the vehicle is dangerously positioned or has no registration plates or registration sticker in the window or is a burnt out wreck, it may be able to be removed more quickly.

Contact us

If you wish to make a complaint or enquire about enforcement activities related to parking, please contact us on 0800 932 463 (24 hrs).

Follow the link below for our main contact details page.


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