How to become a Car Park Attendant

Car park attendants direct drivers to parking positions, collect parking fees from customers and ensure cars are safe from theft and damage.

Personal requirements of a Car Park Attendant

  • integrity and reliability
  • a pleasant manner when dealing with the public
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • capable of handling money
  • good driving skills (to work as a valet driver).

Duties & Tasks of a Car Park Attendant

Car park attendants: • drive and direct cars within parking areas • issue tickets at time of arrival • collect parking fees from customers • use a cash register • open and close gates to allow entry to and exit from parking areas • load and carry out minor maintenance on ticket or payment machines • clean up spills and broken glass • count money at the end of the day.

Working conditions for a Car Park Attendant

Some car park attendants work under cover in large multistorey or basement car parks, but many work outside in all weather conditions. Car park attendants must be prepared to work evenings, weekends and public holidays.par In a small car park, the car park attendant may work alone.


Valet Driver

A valet driver drives cars for customers or guests at particular venues (such as hotels and restaurants) to a supervised parking area, and returns vehicles to guests when they are ready to leave the venue.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT ACT 0.8%

NSW NSW 30.6%

NT NT 1.5%

QLD QLD 21.6%

SA SA 5.5%

TAS TAS 2.1%

VIC VIC 23.5%

WA WA 14.4%

Hours worked:



Higher unemployment

Gender split:

Male 72.2%

Female 27.8%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 5.5%

Not completed Year 12: 26.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 29.5%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 29.1%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 3.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 5.5%

Age brackets:

15-19 - 10.9%

20-24 - 9%

25-34 - 20%

35-44 - 15.6%

45-54 - 17.6%

55-59 - 9.6%

60-64 - 7.7%

65 and Over - 9.6%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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