If you are planning on visiting please be aware there is limited parking available at Acton Park.
Many other parking choices are available to visitors. These include the Parliamentary Triangle, London Circuit, Canberra Centre, National Convention Centre and Canberra Institute of Technology car parks.
Where parking fees do apply, they can be paid using the Parkmobile app, credit cards or coins.
These parking areas are shown on the 2016 Floriade online parking map. An updated map will be released soon for Floriade 2017.
Visitors to Floriade need to park legally to avoid the risk of an infringement being issued to their vehicle.
Parking Inspectors play a crucial role in ensuring public safety around major events. They help to ensure that our road rules are followed, and where necessary are enforced. Parking illegally can be an inconvenience for others and in some cases can be dangerous for other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
It is an offence to park a vehicle on open space. Open space is any area that is not designed for the movement or parking of motor vehicles, such as grassed areas, nature strips, footpaths, road verges and landscaped areas. Signs are in place advising motorists not to park on these areas.
Parking Inspectors from the National Capital Authority and the ACT Government will be patrolling the areas and parking infringement notices will be issued to illegally parked vehicles.
Alternative Transport to get to Floriade
Visitors to Floriade are encouraged to make use of the many other transport alternatives to get to Floriade hassle free.
A great alternative is to make use of the Canberra Centre to Floriade Shuttle Service. The shuttle service is a free City to Floriade shuttle and provides transport from the city to the front gates. It runs every day during Floriade, departing from the Canberra Centre in a 45 minute loop.
Other alternatives include catching an ACTION bus, using ACT Park and Ride or Explorer Bus, catching a taxi, riding, walking from the city across the Parkes Way overpass.
More information about transport alternatives can be found in How to get here.