Free parking extended until end of July

Published: 15 Jul 2022

The development of council’s Mackay Parking app has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

As a result, parking in Mackay’s four off-street paid car parks will be free until the end of July.

Council will inform the community when the app is available to download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store via its Facebook page.

The Mackay Parking app replaces PayStay and it allows one-off transactions, so users no longer need to carry a minimum amount of money on their digital wallet.

Long-term parking tickets will be available to purchase through the Mackay Parking app when it goes live. Long-term tickets will be $64 per month.

Parking fees for shorter periods will not change and are 70 cents per hour, and a maximum fee of $5 per day.

Parking tickets will also still be available through the manual ticket meters in Mid-City and Cinema car parks for those who do not want to use an app.

Residents who have money remaining on their PayStay wallet are encouraged to contact PayStay on 1300 322 111 to organise a refund.

For more information on the Mackay Parking app visit or call 1300 MACKAY (622 529).