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App To Replace Parking Meters


Use of City of Darwin’s mobile PayStay app has soared to 44% since it was introduced 18 months ago.

The PayStay app allows users to only pay for the parking time they use.

City of Darwin is removing 28 parking meters over the coming weeks and is urging motorists to download the app and move to the convenience of cashless payments for parking.

"PayStay has already proven popular with Darwin motorists,” said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.

"Using PayStay means no searching for loose change, no trekking from your car to a parking machine for a pay-and-display ticket and no paying more than you need to for parking."

The parking meters being removed are spread across the city and a majority are on the Esplanade.

"I encourage motorists to download the app as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience,” said Lord Mayor Vatskalis.

Users can easily download the PayStay app onto a smartphone and register an account. For those who don’t have a smartphone, registration can be done online at paystay.com.au.

Another benefit of PayStay is that motorists are able search for a park in the city using the PayStay map feature.

Once parked, motorists input the unique parking zone number for that area before starting their PayStay parking session. Prominent signage is installed across the city ensuring motorists can easily identify the parking zone they are in.

Time limits will still apply in designated zones.

Visit darwin.nt.gov.au/paystay for more details on how to use PayStay.