AUT Millennium Paid Parking FAQs


AUT Millennium has grown substantially over the past 15 years to meet the needs of our expanding community. While this growth is exciting, it is having a large impact on our parking facilities and we are now at a point where we must do better for all our users. From mid-January 2018 we will be introducing Pay by Plate (PbP) parking to help ease congestion. We understand this change will cause some inconvenience and we truly appreciate your understanding and continued support of our facility. Please read our frequently asked questions below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will paid parking start?

Paid parking will be introduced in mid-January 2018.

How much will it cost to park?

Most car parks offer 90 minutes free. After 90 minutes there will be a cost of $2 per hour up to a maximum of $6 per day.

Please remember to enter your number plate details, even if you are parking within the free period. For convenience, we have designated an express parking area located at the front of the National Aquatic Centre.

These parks have no free period and payment must be made from time of parking. We also offer a number of accessible parks which have no charge.

Is there reserved parking?

Yes. There is reserved parking for accessibility pass holders, Rangitoto School students, medical clients and athletes. We will provide a map outlining these areas shortly.

How do I pay for parking?

Simply follow the instructions outlined on one of the seven machines located around the car-park. You will need to enter your number plate details before selecting the amount of time needed. Credit or Debit cards can be used at all seven machines. For all cash or EFTPOS payments there will be two machines located at the entrance to the National Aquatic Centre and AUT Millennium main facility.

What are the hours of operation?

The hours of operation are from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Sunday. All parking outside these hours will be free.

Do I have to enter my number plate details?

YES. Even if you are parking during the free 90 minute period, you will need to enter your number plate details. Cars who are parked and have not registered at a payment machine will be issued with a breach notice.

Can I get a receipt? 

E-receipts will be available. Simply use the four digit pin offered by the machine and follow the instructions to register online.

What happens if I don’t enter my number plate?

Please remember, even if you’re parking within the free 90 minutes you need to enter your details. Users who do not enter their number plate details will be issued with a breach notice.

What is Pay by Plate (PbP) parking?

PbP is an eco-friendly parking system that records number plates instead of printing tickets.

Who do I call if I have a problem?

For any issues or questions, please email or call 09 477 2000.