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 offenses.

  • Pay and Display car parks.
  • Reserving a parking space.
  • parking fines.

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.


On this Pages:

  • Where can I park?
  • Paying for parking
  • Parking charges in the CBD
  • Parking zones location

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.

Venue Days Operating Hours
Central Car Park Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm
  Saturdays only 8am – 4pm
Civic Car Park Monday – Fridays 7am – 7pm
  Saturdays only 7am – 5pm

The Council also offers pay and display parking meters in the Suva City Central Business District (CBD). These areas are clearly signposted.
The metered area includes –

  • Parking your car in the weekend
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free within the CBD
  • Parking is also free over the Public Holidays.
Pay & Display meters Days Operating Hours
Anywhere in the City Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  Saturdays only 8am – 4pm
Civic Car Park Monday – Fridays 7am – 7pm
  Saturdays only 7am – 5pm

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

  • 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.
  • The minimum you can pay is 20¢ for 15 minutes or $6.80 per day.
  • Please plan your time properly to avoid being booked by the traffic officers.
  • Please use Fiji coins only as these meters have been programmed to accept Fiji coins.
  • 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 Traffic Management Supervisor – Josua Manu (Actg.) on 3313433 Ext 113 or email and would be more than happy to be the first contact point in providing you with a parking spot.

Foreshore Carpark

Curio Center Carpark

Curio Center Carpark

Central Carpark

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 Organization 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.

  • If you do not pay the infringement notice, statutory costs may be added.
  • If the infringement notice remains unpaid, a warrant may be issued and your property may be seized and sold to satisfy the amount owing.
  • Your name will be put in the Data Bureau.
  • Your vehicle number will be sent to Land Transport Authority for:
  1. Tagging.
  2. Freezing of your vehicle (LTA or police will impound your vehicle until all the arrears have been paid to Suva City Council).
  3. This will also cause LTA not to renew your driving license 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.

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.

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 offense.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 license. 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 offenses:

  • Police officers.
  • Authorized City Of Suva Parking Enforcement Officers.
  • Authorized City of Suva contractors.
  • LTA authorized Officers.
  • City Marshals.

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.