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 with the introduction of the pay and display parking system, the maids walk around selling their calendar, merchandise and charge a fee for a photo. Visit the official meter maids website at www.metermaids.com.