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2 weeks ago in Media release , Business & development
(5/3/2019) Parking in Freo just got easier with PayStay

The City of Fremantle’s new PayStay parking app is now live.

The new PayStay app allows visitors to Fremantle to find and pay for parking using their mobile phone.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the introduction of the new app would make parking in Fremantle much more convenient.

“There is a perception, especially among people that aren’t regular visitors to Fremantle, that parking in Fremantle is difficult,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“The new app will help to correct that perception by showing that there is plenty of parking in Fremantle and it’s actually not that expensive compared to other local governments in Perth.” 

Director of City Business Glen Dougall said there were lots of reasons why PayStay was better than using a ticket machine to pay for parking.

“The first thing is that it’s so quick and easy to use,” Mr Dougall said.

“Once you’ve downloaded the app and entered your car registration and credit card details, all you have to do hit ‘start’ to begin a parking session and ‘stop’ when you leave – and that’s it.

“You don’t have to worry about lining up to buy a ticket, and it actually makes parking cheaper because you only pay for the time you use.

“The PayStay app also has some great new features like the parking map, which shows you the location of all of the on-street and off-street parking managed by the City of Fremantle plus information like the car park’s capacity, cost per hour and time limits.

“Using Google Maps the app will also give you directions to the car park, and provide a street view so you know what to look out for.

“Last year - instead of using our old CellOPark app - around 97 per cent of parking transactions in Fremantle happened through people buying a ticket at a machine, which used more than 1.2 tonnes of ticket paper.

“So getting more people to use the PayStay app will not only save time and money, it will also save an awful lot of paper.”

The PayStay app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the PayStay website.

Paid parking along parts of Marine Terrace, which also was intended to be introduced on 5 March, will now be introduced at a later date.

There are approximately 5000 parking bays available in the Fremantle city centre, including over a thousand on-street bays and more than 2300 bays in the 27 off-street carparks managed by the City.

For more information on where to park in Fremantle visit the Parking page on our website, or watch our Quick Guide to Parking in Fremantle video: