Where Can Families Park in South Bank Brisbane

Southbank Brisbane

Families can park at many places all around South Bank Brisbane with most parks being underground and secure.

South Bank is a wonderful place for families to visit any time of year whether it be for a cool swim in Summer or a market stroll in winter. With a firm focus on family fun, you’ll find activities to suit everyone.

To make it easy to start planning your South Bank adventure, we have gathered all the parking and transport information here.

secure parking

Brisbane, Australia – September 26, 2016: View of the entrance of Secure Parking with signage in Brisbane during daytime. Secure Parking is the largest Australian-owned car park operator in Australia.

Parking Options Near South Bank

SW1 – 32 Cordelia St Brisbane

Cost – Maximum cost of $13 if booked online (weekend rate)

Located a short walk from the middle of South Bank, SW1 is one of the cheaper parking options. It is part of the Secure Parking group so you can book and pay in advance to get discounts on their usual rates.

There are many parking options for both weekdays and weekends depending on when you are visiting South Bank.

HOT TIP – Check out RACQ’s member discounts for great rates on Secure Parking. $5 for evening or weekend parking. Yes please! (Grab your code from RACQ’s website and book online in advance for these rates).


Cultural Precinct

Cost – Flat rate of $17 per entry, per day.

The Cultural Precinct in South Bank always has something on to suit all ages. You will also find special school holiday activities and workshops here too.

There are three car parks on offer which all require payment on entry.

Car Park 1 – Perfect if you’re seeing a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Car Park 2 – Best for checking out the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and the Science Centre

Car Park 3 – Park here for workshops at the State Library or exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)


Southbank Corporation

Cost – Maximum cost of $36 but take a look at the specials below

Parking in the heart of South Bank gives you easy access to the restaurants that line Little Stanley Street and is only a short walk to the parklands and swimming area.

The cost of parking will depend on how long you spend there but you may be able to jag a special offer via their website (often special offers apply for after 6pm entry).

South Bank Car Park 

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Parking is both on an hourly and all day rate up to a maximum of $35. There are weekly early bird rates and room for 1500 cars. This is where you park when everywhere else is full or if you only plan to be there for a few hours.


Cineplex Southbank

Cost – Free

Cineplex offers its patrons free parking for four hours when you come to see the latest blockbuster. The car park is located below the cinema and can be accessed from Ernest St. More than enough time to have a quick bite to eat before your movie. Ticket must be validated at the box office to receive this deal.

HOT TIP – The car park fills up fast 9only 80 carparks are available) but if you miss out, Cineplex also has a special deal for parking at SW1 so just check their website link below. Ticket must be validated at the box office to receive this deal.

Cineplex Carparks

Public Transport to South Bank


Travelling by bus has never been quicker with busways and dedicated bus lanes set up all over the city. Catch a bus that stops at the Cultural Centre Busway Station to arrive smack bang in the middle of the Cultural Precinct.


Sometimes the journey is as much part of the adventure as the destination. Take a train from your local station and enjoy the ride without worrying about traffic and parking. South Bank is serviced by South Bank Station and South Brisbane Station.


There’s no doubt we have the best weather in Brisbane. And what better way to enjoy it than taking a boat ride on the river. Parents and kids alike will love seeing the city from a different perspective. Look for South Bank Stop 1 & 2 for the CityCat and South Bank Stop 3 for the CityHopper. The CityHopper is free and takes you to various points around the city.



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