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The Council offers parking spaces for its visitors.

We service all Council owned car parks, all parking zones that are monitored by time limits with pay and display machines, issuing special parking permits, parking complaints and queries, enforcement of parking fines and stationary vehicle offences.

Pay and Display car parks

Find out where and for how long you can park around the Suva City CBD, and how much parking costs.

Where can I park?

You can park anywhere in the vicinity of the city where the Pay and Display machines are installed. All you have to do is to park you car and pay the machine of how long you want to park your vehicle on that spot.

Paying for parking

Pay & Display meters Days Operating Hours
Anywhere in the City Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Saturdays only 8am – 4pm

Pay and display meters operate between 8am and 4.30pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Parking meters and ticket machines

Faulty parking meters or ticket machines

If a parking meter or ticket machine is broken and cannot show how long you have been there, you are still only entitled to park for the period indicated on the parking sign.

If a patrolling Parking Enforcement Officer has noted how long you have been in a parking area, you can be issued with an infringement notice if you stay in the parking area beyond the time restriction, even if the meter is broken.

If the meter won’t accept your money, please notify the Suva City Council You will need to do the following:

  1. Note the number on the meter if this applies;
  2. Report the fault to the City of Suva on 3313433, 9908005 and toll free number 722
  3. Record the reference number given to you by the Suva City council Customer Service Officer.

Reporting a faulty meter does not mean you will not be issued with an infringement notice if you do not comply with time restrictions.

Topping up meters

  1. Time limits are set on parking spaces to allow as many people as possible to have access to an area. If you stay longer than the time allowed you are likely to receive an infringement notice. Putting more money in the meter does not remove your obligation to move from the area after the time limit is up.
  2. The minimum you can pay is 20¢ for 15 minutes or $6.80 per day
  3. Please plan your time properly to avoid being booked by the traffic officers
  4. Please use Fiji coins only as these meters have been programmed to accept Fiji coins
  5. If you come across any problems please do not forget to call the phone numbers on the machine or contact our traffic officer on the field in Suva City Council uniform.

Coins accepted by the Parking Meters:

 

$1.00 $0.50 $0.20 $0.10

Reserving a parking space

You can reserve a parking space on a short-term or long-term basis. This service is available to anyone who needs a parking space in the CBD.

We encourage you to reserve your parking space andif you would like to check the availability of dates or discuss your parking space please call our Chief City Marshall Mr. Kaminieli Matadradra on (679)990 8605 or email kami@scc.org.fj and would be more than happy to be the first contact point in providing you with a parking spot.

Lowest Paying Parking Facilities

Please note the Parking meter spaces are the lowest paying parking space and the most convenient, available in the City.
The Suva City Council has opened other areas for parking to ease the congestion in the City.

Temporary Use of Parking Space

The Suva City Council is a Service Organisation and as such we are mindful of the needs of our citizens who sometimes move from office to office. We have a temporary arrangement where you pay:

$5.00 per space per hour or $40.00 per space per day.

 
This arrangement can be made with the Parking Meter Section, through the Director Administration & Operations.

Monthly Payment

The Suva City Council has a program in place where you pay an advance payment of $100.00 per month and you are able to park at any parking meter space in the city for 6 days a week. Motorists are encouraged to make use of this easy and hassle free facility.

Parking Fines

Parking infringement notices are necessary in order to regulate and control the use of parking spaces throughout the City of Suva. Parking and traffic laws apply to ensure the safe and fair use of Suva’s roads for everyone’s benefit. Specific parking restrictions and Council’s parking permit system help make parking available for both residents and visitors.

If you park with an expired Parking ticket or without a parking ticket, you risk being fined. Infringement notices can be handed to you, put under a windscreen wiper blade of your car.

  1. Tagging
  2. Freezing of your vehicle (LTA or police will impound your vehicle until all the arrears have been paid to Suva City Counci
  3. This will also cause LTA not to renew your driving licence and wheel tax until such time as all the arrears has been paid
  4. Your name and car number will be printed in the daily newspapers
  5. You will be refused business licence, taxi, mini bus, carrier bus, base letters from Council.

How to pay fines

What to do if you receive an infringement notice

If you receive an infringement notice you have 21 days to pay it, apply for an internal review or elect to go to court which will be expensive as you will be required to pay more.

You can pay your parking fine:

  1. In person
    • You can make a payment in person at the cashier’s desk at Suva City council, located at Civic Administration Bldg, 196 Victoria Parade, SUVA Phone: 331 3433 Fax: 330 2158/ 330 4419, between 8.30am and 3.45 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 3.30pm on Friday and 8.00am to 12.00 noon on Saturday (except public holidays).
  2. Pay through MPaisa from the comfort of your home or office:
  3. Send your cheque through the post box, 176, Suva. Receipt will be sent to you later through post.
  4. Send through money order at the post office

Late Payment

To avoid paying for administration and legal costs, you are requested to pay your fine within 7 days of booking. Better still, plan your stay properly and feed the meters. Do not take your chances as $10.00 is a lot of money to waste.

Towing Fee’s

The Suva City council towing fee’s is $80.00 which is payable at the cashiers.
This is for normal cars, and bigger vehicles have different fees to be paid. This ranges from $80.00 to $300.00 depending on the size of the vehicle. All towed vehicles will be towed to the impound area at the back of Olympic Pool. Charges are as shown below:

    Type of vehicle

    Amount

    Car & 4×4 $150.00
    3 tonne $150.00
    5 tonne $160.00
    7 tonne $200.00
    9 tonne $200.00
    10 tonne $300.00
    Buses $300.00

Towed to Depot

All impounded vehicles not released at the end of business the same day will be towed to our Depot at 8 Fulaga Street, Samabula for safe custody whereupon the charges below will apply:

  • Same day release
$100.00
  • Next day release
$130.00
  • Thereafter
$10.00 extra per day

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is responsible for paying the infringement notice?

You are responsible for the infringement notice if you are the registered owner of the vehicle.

How much are the infringement notices?

Fines are $10 onwards, depending on the offence.Council can also set fines of between $20 and $50 for certain infringement notices under locally made parking laws. Do infringement notices lead to demerit point loss? Generally, infringement notices for parking do not result in demerit points being incurred against your driver’s licence. However, if you do not pay your infringement notice and you have exhausted all payment stages, your vehicle number may be given to the Data Bureau for collection. Who can issue infringement notices?

The following people can issue an infringement notice for parking offences:

What powers do police have to move cars?

If you have left your car parked illegally and the police believe it is a danger to other road users or is likely to cause traffic congestion, they can use force to access your car and move it to any other convenient location.

Restricted Area of Parking:

  1. No parking
  2. No stopping
  3. Yellow line
  4. Loading zone
  5. Bus stop
  6. Taxi stand
  7. Fire hydrant
  8. Driveways
  9. Roundabout
  10. Parking against the flow of traffic
  11. Footpath
  12. Zebra crossing
  13. Road hump
  14. Bus station
  15. Mini bus stand
Parking on public holidays

Some parking restrictions do not apply on public holidays. Parking signs that specify certain days of the week do not apply on public holidays. A sign which has days (Monday to Friday) does not apply on public holidays. If a parking sign does not specify certain days, that sign does apply on public holidays A sign which does not have days, so restrictions can be enforced on public holidays.

Days specified as public holidays are:
  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
  3. Easter Monday
  4. Good Friday
  5. Diwali
  6. Queens Birthday
  7. Fiji Day
  8. Christmas Day
  9. Boxing Day

The official date of certain holidays may be changed occasionally by Ministerial Decree. In those cases, the parking rule exemptions apply only on the changed date.Other days that may be holidays are not specified. On those days parking restrictions apply as normal.