Parking Rules

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Residential parking

Nature strips

As a general rule, parking is not allowed on nature strips.

Rolled kerbs and nature strips

In streets with rolled kerbs, vehicles should park parallel to the kerb with 2 wheels on the nature strip and 2 wheels on the road.

Where parking bays have also been provided on the nature strip area adjacent to the rolled kerb, vehicles must only park in these bays with two wheels on the parking bay and two wheels on the road so that other vehicles can still negotiate the road. 

Rolled Kerb parking in a bay

Boxed kerbs and nature strips

You cannot park a vehicle on a nature strip where the kerb is boxed.  Fines apply.  

Footpaths

Vehicles must not park on footpaths.  This obstructs pedestrians and other footpath areas as well as sight lines for vehicles using the roadway.  Fines apply. 

Caravans/boats/trailers

Any registered vehicle can be parked on a residential street provided it does not exceed the weight and length limit.  This includes caravans, boats and trailers.  

Vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes in weight and 7.5 metres in length can park on residential streets. 

Vehicles larger than this can only park at a location for a maximum of 1 hour. 

Unregistered vehicles

Unregistered vehicles parked on a residential street are illegally parked and should be moved to private property.  Penalties apply and possible impoundment of the vehicle may occur if it is not placed on private property.  If left, the vehicle may be classified as an abandoned vehicle.

Vehicle blocking driveway

If a vehicle is blocking your driveway or causing a road obstruction and you are unable to locate the owner to ask them to move the vehicle, you can contact council or the police who arrange the removal of the vehicle.

Time limited parking

Time limited parking applies across various areas in the Shire including around schools, commercial centres, beaches and sporting fields and more frequently visited areas. 

All time limited parking has signage with parking time stipulated.  Your allotted time starts from the moment your vehicle stops.

Concessions 

Mobility permit / Australian Disability Parking Permit holders can park in time limited areas for longer time periods. 

Time limited parking period Concession rule for permit holders.
Sign is more than 30 minutes (eg 1, 2, 4 hours) The vehicle can be parked for an unlimited time.
Sign is for 30 minutes The vehicle can park for a maximum of 2 hours. 
Sign is for less than 30 minutes (eg 5, 10 or 20 minutes)  The vehicle can be park for a maximum of 30 minutes or twice the time limit of the sign (whichever is more). 

All permit holders must clearly display a valid permit on the windscreen of the vehicle.  Council parking officers monitor the correct use of permits.

Applications for permits and further information about parking concessions for permit holders is available on the Department of Roads and Maritime.  

Typical parking signs

Avoid incurring an unwanted infringement notice and read parking signs carefully.  The following is a list of the most common parking signage you will see around the Shire.

1, 2, 4 hour parking

Time limits apply within the hours and days indicated on each sign.

Short term parking areas (5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes)

  • Short term parking areas are designed to accommodate the needs of local business and short term visitors.
  • Time limits apply within the hours and days indicated on each sign.

No parking zones

You must not stop for more than 2 minutes in a no parking zone.  Mobility permit holders can stop for up to 5 minutes. 

No stopping

Do not stop in a ‘No Stopping’ zone at any time.

Designated disability parking spaces 

Parking spaces and signs that show the symbol for people with disabilities are for the use of vehicles displaying valid permits only.  

Bus zone

Vehicles other than buses must not stop at any time in a bus zone.

Loading zone

  • Only drivers of vehicles principally used for carrying and delivery of goods may park in a loading zone.  The time limit is 30 minutes.
  • A station wagon or a three wheeled goods vehicle may stop for up to 15 minutes.
  • Other vehicles may stop to pick up or set down a passenger.

Works zone

No parking permitted unless engaged in construction work in or near a construction zone.

Apply for a work zone permit from council

Illustrated examples of parking signs can be found on the Roads and Maritime website.

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