Parking

Public Parking and Car Parks

Mosman Council has on-street parking and a number of car parks throughout the municipality. Council uses a sophisticated Smart Parking system to manage parking in and around Mosman’s business centres, and parking is available at most sports fields, foreshore and beach locations.

Smart Parking System

Mosman Council is recognised as an industry leader for its use of the latest technology to manage public parking efficiently. Its Smart Parking system includes in-ground sensors, overhead indicators in undercover carparks, and LED parking availability signs. Sensors are currently located in multi-storey carparks in Vista Street, Bridgepoint and 710 Military Road, off-street carparks at Mosman Square and Raglan Street, and along Military Rd and adjacent streets. For more detail on the coverage areas see the Parking Sensor Map.

The sensors record car arrival and departure times, and real-time occupancy or availability. The data is relayed to display signs at the entrances to off-street carparks, colour-coded overhead lights in multi-storey carparks, and apps for residents and Council rangers. From November 2019 rangers will use the data to assist in managing parking restrictions, in combination with attending to vehicles personally to validate relevant permits and overstays.

Smart Parking System – FAQs

Where are the parking sensors in Mosman?

Smart Parking sensors are installed in the main car parking areas around Mosman’s retail precinct; the multi-storey carparks located at Vista Street, Bridgepoint and 710 Military Road, off-street carparks at Mosman Square and Raglan Street, and along Military Rd and some adjoining streets. For more detail see the Parking Sensor Map.

How does the Smart Parking system work?

Sensors detect the arrival, occupancy and departure of a vehicle in a car park and transmit this information to a nearby tower which then transmits the information to Smart Parking’s cloud-based platform. Data from each bay is relayed every few seconds, and links back to car park display signs showing number of bays available, and to apps showing real time status of parking bays.

How reliable and accurate is the system?

The Smart Parking system is used by leading parking industry operators around the world. Sensors are set up to register changes in a bay’s status according to the advertised time limits, and the system is rigorously maintained through manual checks and remote testing. In the unusual event that an issue might affect the relay of real-time information, the system is fail-safe designed so that any affected sensor or tower does not register an overstay and infringements are not issued in error.

What do the coloured lights in the carparks mean?

Coloured lights reflect the status of a parking bay for the overhead indicator system used in multi-storey car parks. Green means the space is available, red means it is occupied, and purple means the space has been occupied by the same vehicle for longer than the time limit.

Is the issuing of fines automatic?

No. Rangers use sensor data in combination with other relevant information, and issue infringement notices only after they have personally attended a vehicle and are satisfied that an infringement has occurred.

How do rangers access the sensor information?

Rangers have an app on their smart device with a map showing the real time status of sensor equipped parking bays. The map shows which bays are vacant, occupied, or occupied by a vehicle that has exceeded the time limit.

What if I have a permit?

Permit permissions are always taken into account. Rangers personally attend to vehicles and consider relevant permits, such as for disability or residential parking, in assessing whether a vehicle is in breach of rules or has exceeded time restrictions before issuing an infringement notice.

How are fines issued? How will I know if I get one?

Infringements are issued by rangers after they have attended the vehicle and taken into account all relevant information including sensor data and permits, and are satisfied that an infringement has occurred. The infringement notice will generally be placed on the vehicle windscreen however infringement notices can be posted in some cases.

How do I request a review?

Receipt, processing and review of fines is the responsibility of Revenue NSW. If you believe your infringement has been issued in error details on how to request a review of your penalty can be found on the infringement notice or online at Revenue NSW.

Where do I need to display a free parking ticket?

The foreshore parking vPermit allows parking in ticketed areas at Balmoral on The Esplanade, The Spit, McLean Crescent adjacent Rosherville Reserve and Bradleys Head Road opposite Taronga Zoo for one period up to 3 hours per day, subject to obtaining a free 3 hour ticket from the ticket machines and displaying it on the vehicle dashboard. The foreshore streets and public car parks in the reserves do not have parking sensors.

Other questions

If you have a question or concern about Mosman’s Smart Parking system that has not been answered here please email council@mosman.nsw.gov.au

Park Mosman App

Mosman Council has a free smartphone app called Park Mosman to help drivers find available parking in popular areas.

Park Mosman uses parking sensor data to show vacant or occupied carparks on an easy to navigate map. The information is updated in real time for on-street parking and carparks around the main shopping precincts of Mosman and Spit Junction. The app also provides parking bay details including maximum stay, time restrictions and type of park, such as accessible parking. For more detail on the coverage areas see the Parking Sensor Map.

Park Mosman makes it easier and faster for drivers to find parking, reduces traffic congestion and helps drivers to avoid overstaying in a parking space. The app is available to download free for both iOS and Android, from the App Store or Google Play.

Smart parking

Parking Sensor Map

Retail Area Carparks

There are a number of carparks in Mosman’s retail and commercial precincts.

Bridgepoint Parking Station, Brady Street (smart parking enabled)

  • 268 spaces (including 4 disabled)
  • Open daily 7am to 1am
  • Time limits apply
  • Monday to Saturday – 7am to 6pm
  • Thursday – 7am to 9.30pm

RS Club, off Gouldsbury Street

  • 60 spaces
  • Public parking
  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 4.30pm

Vista Street Carpark, Vista Street (smart parking enabled)

  • 113 spaces (including 2 disabled)
  • Open daily – 7am to 1am
  • Time limits apply
  • Monday to Sunday – 7am to 6pm

Mosman Square Car Parks, The Crescent (smart parking enabled)

  • 61 spaces (including 1 disabled)
  • Time limits apply
  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 8am to 12pm

Raglan St East Carpark, Raglan Street (smart parking enabled)

  • 92 spaces (including 1 disabled)
  • Open daily
  • 2 hour time limit applies
  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 8am to 12pm

Raglan St West Carpark, Raglan Street (smart parking enabled)

  • 54 spaces (including 1 disabled)
  • Open daily
  • 2 hour time limit applies
  • Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 8am to 12pm

Parking fees apply in some instances.

Beach and Foreshore Parking

Ticketed parking is in place along The Esplanade at Balmoral, and carparks at reserves at Balmoral South, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville and The Spit. Visitors to these reserves must obtain a ticket from the machines at each car park and display this on the dashboard of their vehicle at the regulated times. Foreshore parking permit holders can park in ticketed areas at Balmoral, The Spit, McLean Crescent adjacent Rosherville Reserve and Bradleys Head Road opposite Taronga Zoo for one period up to 3 hours per day, subject to obtaining a free 3 hour ticket from the ticket machines and displaying it on the vehicle dashboard. Other visitors are required to purchase a ticket for the time selected.

Balmoral Southern End

190 spaces (including 1 disabled)

Clifton Gardens Reserve

118 spaces (including 1 disabled)

Rosherville Reserve

61 spaces

The Spit West Side

206 spaces (including 2 disabled)

The Spit East Side

42 spaces (including 1 disabled)

Mosman Wharf and Marine

57 spaces (including 1 disabled)