Council manages street parking and also owns and operates a number of car parks across the municipality, including four multi-level car parks. Parking in central Dandenong just got easier and more accessible thanks to a Council review of parking in the city.
The recent changes have led to the introduction of increased time limits and cost reductions in some areas and provide both short and long-term options for shoppers, visitors and workers. For example:
- Clow Street car park (opposite Dandenong Market) was a 1 - hour maximum limit. This has been extended to a three-hour maximum limit. We have also reduced the hourly fee from $1.50 per hour to $1 per hour.
- On Princes Highway West (between Clow Street and Robinson Street) the time limit has been increased from 2 hours to a 4 hour limit. The cost has also reduced from $1.80 per hour to 50 cents per hour.
- On Princes Highway East, outside the Coles Supermarket, the time limit has been increased from 2 hours to a 4 hour limit. The cost has also reduced from $1.80 per hour to 50 cents per hour.
- On Princes Highway East, from the Coles Supermarket to Clow Street, the time limit has been increased from one hour to a 2 hour limit. The cost has also reduced from $1.80 per hour to $1.00 per hour.
- On Lonsdale Street (East and West sides) between Clow Street and Foster Street, parking will be free from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Time restrictions still apply.
Please take note of the new parking limit signs and fees across the city.
In Dandenong there is a fee to park in most areas including street parking and Council car parks.
In Springvale street parking is free but there is cheap parking at the 8 Balmoral Multi-Deck car park. There are also a number of privately owned carparks in the Springvale Activity centre where a fee is applied.
In Noble Park it is free to park in Council car parks and on streets.
Parking signs in each location tell you if there is a time limit and if payment of a fee is required. The word ’ticket’ on a parking sign indicates that you must buy a ticket to park in that area, and display it clearly on your dashboard.
Fee payment is only required at certain times of day, and in some cases, only on certain days of the week.
Activity Centre Parking – Short term
For street parking, signs are regularly along the length of street. Parking ticket machines in Dandenong also display restrictions and parking fees.
Please note parking will be free from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 on Lonsdale Street (East and West sides) between Clow Street and Foster Street. Time restrictions still apply.
Remember, even if you keep buying parking tickets, you are not allowed to remain parked longer than the time limit indicated on the signs. For example 1P means parking is allowed for up to 1 hour.
On-street time restrictions vary from 15 minutes to two hours. Two hour on-street restrictions will generally be on the edge of the activity centres. If you need to be closer to a city centre and require more than one hour, you are encouraged to use an off-street car park. Off street parking fees are also lower than for on-street.
Activity Centre Parking – Long Term
There are large signs at the entrances to every off-street car park indicating if fees apply and time restrictions applying to that car park.
Please note: tickets purchased in car parks are not valid for parking on the street.
Dandenong Civic Centre Basement car park
The Dandenong Civic Centre, located at 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong, has a basement car park which is a public parking space. The basement car park is used to meet the needs of:
- customers and visitors to the Civic Centre, including those with disabilities
- Contractors (trades) undertaking work within the building
- Deliveries/collections to/from the building
- Councillors attending to their duties
The car park is open every day during library hours and has a two hour time limit for visitors. Parking in this car park is free.
To meet the needs of the broad range of users, there are a number of bays within the car park that are reserved for particular types of vehicles only. Those bays are set aside for use by trades and contractors performing works at the Civic Centre, councillors and people with disability access permits. Penalties apply for parking in those bays without proper authorisation.
The basement car park can be accessed via Dunbar Lane off Thomas Street, or via Kinsgbury Lane off Foster Street in Dandenong.
Multi-deck car parks
For opening hours and the fees at our Thomas Street, Walker Street (Dandenong) and 'number 8' Balmoral Avenue (Springvale) multi-deck car parks see the multi-deck car parks page.
Carroll Lane car park
Located on the south side of the railway, just west of Dandenong Railway Station, the Carroll Lane Car Park provides long-term parking for people who work in Dandenong.
The single-level car park opens Monday to Saturday, 6am to 7pm (except public holidays). The car park is monitored by CCTV cameras and is well lit. Up to three vehicles can be registered on any one permit.
Corporate customers can also purchase permits for use by their staff. Ordinarily a maximum of five vehicles can be registered under each corporate permit.
For more information on the Carrol Lane car park, visit the page.
Ticket Machine Faults
If you find that a ticket machine is faulty, there is usually another machine nearby which can provide you a ticket. Machine and meter faults can be reported to Council by calling 8571 1000.
Parking During Public Holidays
Road Rule 318 states that parking signs specifying days of the week do not apply on public holidays, unless the sign says it applies on public holidays.
Council has chosen to extend this to Rule to all time restriction signs throughout the central activity districts within Dandenong, Noble Park and Springvale. Parking time restrictions (shown on green signs) therefore do not apply in these areas on public holidays. Parking is also free on these days.