Parking and accessibility at Emerald Lake Park

The park has 2 car parks, which you access via Emerald Park Lake Road.

  • Puffing Billy Lakeside station carpark: to access, turn left at the fork in the carpark entry road.
  • Lakeside carpark: to access, continue past the fork in the carpark entry road and follow the road to the right, alongside the lake.
  • $6 for all-day parking: buy your parking ticket from the ticket machine located in each car park. The machines accept coins, notes and credit cards. Display your ticket on your vehicle’s dashboard. 
  • Parking is free for disability permit holders and motorcycle riders.

To report ticket machine faults contact the park ranger on 1300 131 683 or

All annual passes are valid from 31 August and must be renewed each year.

  • Cardinia Shire ratepayers and residents: $10
  • Non-Cardinia Shire residents: $40

To get a pass, you can:

Display the pass on your vehicle’s dashboard. 

Conditions of use

  • Passes are non-refundable.
  • Annual passes cannot be used on the Great Train Race Day (held in May each year). Standard parking fees will apply.

Transferring your parking pass to another vehicle

If you are the pass holder, we can transfer an annual pass to another vehicle you own. To request a transfer form contact us at or 1300 787 624.

Passes are only transferable between vehicles you own.

Emerald Lake Park is accessible for people with limited mobility. The park features many wheelchair and pram-friendly paths, including the loop walk to Lake Nobelius. Ramps are provided in most locations.

To find out more about accessibility in the park contact the park rangers on 1300 131 683 or