Inner West Council operates a number of parking meters in Balmain, Rozelle, Leichhardt, Newtown and Enmore.
Parking meter rates vary depending on the area and are advertised in Council's fees and charges.
All Inner West Council parking meters accept payment by coin and credit card. A number of parking metres also have 15 minute or 30 minute free parking tickets.
Paid parking times vary by street and suburb and motorists should always refer to the parking signs and follow instructions on parking meters.
Council has recently changed parking meter operational times in Norton Street, Leichhardt and Darling Street in Rozelle and Balmain, with meters switching off at 7pm. Side street parking meters in these suburbs still operate until 10pm.
You can report a parking meter fault online. A council officer will review the report and contact you within 10 days.
Report a fault
You can also use the number listed on the parking meter to report faults. The number will vary depending on the area.
Reporting ensures faults are repaired in a timely manner and also logs your details for future reference.
If a parking meter is not working or non-cash payments are unsuccessful at the parking meter, you are required to attempt transaction at an adjacent parking meter or pay by coins and obtain and display a valid ticket.
Duplicate credit card transactions
Occasionally failed transactions will appear on your bank statement as a "pending" transaction (or similar) until the bank can confirm the transaction failed.
This looks like a duplicate transaction.
Once the bank has receives confirmation, the money will be released. This can take up to 5 working days.
Until then, the failed transaction will appear beside your successful transaction on your statement.