Smart Parking Technology Trial
The Department of Transport is working to help Victorians make simple, connected journeys on our transport network.
We’re trialling new parking technology at Berwick Station and Beaconsfield Station to make catching the train easier.
The trial uses technology to detect when car parking spaces are available, making it easier for passengers to plan their journey by sharing this data through smartphone apps and electronic roadside signs.
The Smart Car Parking trial will run until mid-2022. Passengers who use the car parks at Berwick and Beaconsfield stations can download the app via the links below.
Download the free Smart Car Parking Trial App
The trial is being delivered by the Victorian Department of Transport’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which is helping to deliver 11,000 new and upgraded commuter car parking spaces across Victoria.
Using the app?
Let us know what you think – complete our short Smart Parking user survey on Engage Victoria.
Questions and Answers
What is the Smart Parking trial about?
The Department of Transport works to provide simple, connected journeys for our passengers.
With more people catching the train, providing live data on when and how car parks are being used lets passengers see what parking is available at their local station, creating a smoother journey and reducing the need to circle around looking for a park.
Smart Car Parking can help free up local streets and encourage more people to catch the train by better informing their travel choices.
How will this work?
The trial will provide live data about car park availability via a smartphone app available on both Android and iPhone. We will also be installing electronic roadside signs at key locations on approach to station car parks to keep you updated on how many spots are available.
Make sure you check the app before leaving home, so that you can know before you go.
Is there a charge for using the app?
No. The app is free to download and use.
Do I need to register my details to use the app?
No. You do not need to register any details to start using the Smart Parking Trial app.
How will I get this information when I’m on the move, given using a mobile phone is illegal while driving?
Passengers will be able to check the app before leaving home, so that they can know before they go. Electronic message boards will also display the same live data on roadsides near the car park entrances.
How do I get in touch if I have any questions about the trial?
If you have any questions about the Smart Car Parking trial, please contact the Car Parks for Commuters team on 1800 105 105 or [email protected].