Novotel's Car Parking near Darling Harbour

Public Car Parking

Novotel Sydney Central car parking station is located on 179 Thomas Street. The parking entrance is at the end of the cul-de-sac next to the hotel entrance.

Novotel’s car parking station offers cheap and convenient CBD fringe parking close to Chinatown and Darling Harbour as well as the Capitol Theatre for shows.

The car parking station operates 24 hours, 365 days a year.

The car park features:

  • 600 Parking stations 
  • Well- lit covered parking.
  • Special guest rates

Car Parking rates: (Monday- Friday)

Day Rate 
0-1/2 hour   $5.00
½- 1 hour  $10.00
1-1 ½ hours  $15.00
1½- 2 hours $20.00
2-3 hours $25.00
3-4 hours $30.00
4 + hours  $35.00
Lost ticket (per day)* $40.00
Night Rate (4pm-4am) $11.00
Students** (ID Required) $17.00

Weekends & Public Holiday

Day Maximum $15.00
Night Rate 4pm-4am $11.00

* Rates are for single entry, exit before midnight (except night rate)
** Current UTS and TAFE Sydney students only

Night Special:
Enter after 4pm and exit prior to 4am the following day             
only $11

Student special: UTS & Ultimo TAFE (ID required)
$17 all day

Operation hours:
24hr a day / 7 days a week

Hotel Guests Rates
Click here for hotel guest parking information. 

Car Parking FAQ

How much is the Sydney City car parking for Novotel Central Hotel guest?

Please see our Novotel Guest and Conference Delegate Parking page.

How do I calculate the parking fee when parking overnight?

The car parking rate is calculated per calendar day starting with hourly rates from midnight. For example if you park at 2pm on day 1 and leave at 10am on day 2 the full rate is the daily maximum ($29) x 2 days. The same rate applies if you leave later on day up until midnight

Exceptions are:

Evening rates when arriving after 4pm and leaving prior to 4am.
Hotel guest rates with 24hour tickets. Rates are charged in 24 hour intervals.

How do I pay?

  • Parking payments can be made via the automated payment machine or the cashier from 8am – 11pm
  • Novotel Sydney Central Resort reception is available 24 hours for payments by guests and after hours

Can I enter and exit the car park multiple times?

Each standard ticket is single use only.

The cashier can arrange a congress card for multiple entry parking.

Do I need to book parking?

There is no need to book parking. The car park can get busy in the middle of the day. The Novotel Sydney Central will hold spaces for permanent card holders and hotel guests should the car park approach capacity.

Do you offer permanent parking?

We offer permanent car parking contracts from 6 months to 2 years in Sydney CBD area. A plastic proximity card will be issued in lieu of tickets which allow multiple entry and exit. Only one vehicle can enter or exit on each card; however each card may be used by different vehicles at different times. For contracts, please email

What do I do if I lose my ticket?

Contact the car park cashier who will issue an exit ticket. Lost tickets are charged at the maximum daily rate of $29.00 per date of stay in the car park.

Can I pay at the automated payment machine when I am entitled to a discount?

No, the automated payment machine will only charge public rates including hourly, daily, weekend and evening rates. All other discounts need to be claimed by paying at the car park cashier.

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