Surfers Paradise Meter Maids
Meter Maids were introduced in the 1960s by the local progress association amid fears the installation of parking meters would drive tourists away. The job of the meter maids was to put coins into expired parking meters ensuring that no one got a parking fine. The promotion was a big hit with everyone and Meter Maids have been part of the Surfers Paradise landscape ever since. In recent years, the maids would put 20c in the meter, as opposed to the original sixpence and are as big a hit with tourists (and locals) as they ever were. Visit the official meter maids website at www.metermaids.com.
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