Find a carpark

We have hundreds of free parks here in Porirua City. Park all day at the train station or shop till you drop for hours and enjoy free parking!

Free parking near the shops

Free parking is available for up to two hours in the central business district and suburban shopping centres. The maximum parking times are signposted. 

Free all-day parking is  available near Porirua’s central business district and the Porirua and suburban railway stations.

Check the restrictions for private parking areas such as customer car parks outside supermarkets, as these may differ from council car parking requirements. We have no authority in private parking areas.

Pay and display parking

There are two pay and display parking areas on Hagley Street which provide parking between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday. There’s a maximum charge of $7.50 per day.  The weekends are free.

All machines accept coins and credit cards. A 50 cent transaction fee applies to credit card payments.

Parking for Council visitors

If you’re visiting the Council on official business, you may use our car park in Blue Heron Lane, off Hagley Street opposite the Council Administration Building. 

Please give our Customer Services Centre your vehicle registration number when you arrive.

If you have questions about parking in Porirua City, phone our Customer Services Centre on phone (04) 237 5089.

Mobility carparks

We provide specially marked spaces in public parking areas for people with disabilities who have an Operation Mobility permit. These wider parking spaces are close to services and shops.

To use a mobility parking space, you need to  display a current mobility parking permit.

If you have a mobility parking permit, you may also park in an ordinary council car parking space for twice as long as the sign posted time limit. You must clearly display a current permit and park correctly. 

The Operation Mobility scheme is operated by the CCS Disability Action group.


You can search for a mobility carpark on the interactive map below, or download one of these pdf maps (CBD only):