Report illegal parking or abandoned vehicles to council
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.
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 & Trailers (not including Boat Trailers)
Registered vehicles can be parked on a residential street provided it does not exceed the weight and length limit. This includes caravans and trailers; there are special rules for boat trailers.
Registered vehicles less than 4.5 tonnes in weight (GVM) or less 7.5 metres in length can park on residential streets for an unlimited time.
Vehicles larger than this can only park on a residential street for a maximum of 1 hour unless specified by a permissive parking sign.
As of 1 July 2017 Council will be enforcing Section 15A of the Impounding Act 1993. This section affects the parking of boat trailers on the road for more than 28 days
In order to balance the needs of boat trailer owners and other resident’s Council have developed a boat trailer guideline defining under what circumstances Council would take action to have boat trailers moved or impounded.
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.
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.
If you park in a time limited area you must move your vehicle from that area within that specified time. You cannot restart the time limit by simply moving your vehicle over a few spaces, you must leave the area. Rule 205 of the Road Rules says “A driver must not park continuously on a length of road…to which a permissive parking sign applies for longer than the period indicated”.
To restart the time limit you must leave the 'length of road' to give others an opportunity to park in the area as well.
A 'length of road' to which a timed parking sign (for example 1P) applies, is an unbroken section of road marked by parking signs of the same type. The 'length of road' is broken up by a change in signs, such as a Bus Zone or No Parking Zone located along the road or by an intersecting road. It is not broken by a driveway, pedestrian ramp or a curve in the road. The opposite side of the road is also a different length of road.
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.
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.
Vehicles other than buses must not stop at any time in a bus 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.
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.