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While many Australians drive into the CBD, do the costs of parking outweigh the convenience in some cities? While many assume taxis, for example, to be an unnecessary expense, using this mode of transport could indeed be cheaper than driving and parking in the CBD depending on where you live.
This FACT indicates the average cost of parking for four hours in a secure CBD parking garage in each Australian city. The city with the highest average price for four hour parking is Sydney at A$74.60. The city with the lowest price for four hour parking is Darwin at A$5.10. There is an obvious contrast between the two cities which raises discussions regarding the intent of policies.