NRMA Insurance have created a system for assessing the level of security provided by car parks. The system is aimed at increasing public awareness of the security issues assocaiated with car parks.

We've rated some of Sydney's car parks and given the best performing a five-star rating.

Car park large trim Factors used to rate car park security:

  • Access Control
    • Ticketing
    • Entry and exit points, including fire stairs
    • Perimeter barriers

  • Surveillance
    • Regular security patrols and security guards
    • Close Circuit Television (CCTV) coverage
    • Audio messaging intercom systems and emergency duress systems
    • Unhindered views of the car park surrounds

  • Environment
    • Lighting meeting Australian Standards
    • Signage - Reminder (lock vehicle, activate alarm, vehicle security, hide/remove valuables) and direction signage
    • Surfaces -  Colours used to enhance lighting
    • Maintenance - security features and lighting kept operational
The following is a list of Sydney's car parks that have acheived a five-star car park security ratings:

  • Broadway Shopping Centre
  • Cinema Centre
  • Opera House
  • Star City Casino
  • Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
  • Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre