Many Australians would not be able to function without access to a car - though it is certain that their purses would be fuller for it. this FACT indicates the average cost of parking for two hours in a secure CBD parking garage in each Australian city. The data here was collected by the Parkopedia in 2018.
Because of city density and demand for secure parking, the disparity between highest and lowest cost in each of Australia's capitals is staggering. On average, a 2 hour parking spot in Sydney costs $56.70. The city with the lowest average price is Darwin, at only $3.50 for 2 hours.