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.
Boxed kerbs and nature strips
You cannot park a vehicle on a nature strip where the kerb is boxed. Fines apply.
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.
Registered vehicles 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.
New regulations will be enforced from 1 July 2017 following Council's adoption of Section 15A of the Impounding Act 1993.
As a result SSC council will now have the authority to impound boat trailers (and the boats they carry) if they have been parked on residential streets for more than 28 days.
What does this mean for boat owners and local residents?
In areas where these new laws apply, you will need to move your boat trailer every 28 days at least as far as a different block section of the same street. If this does not happen, a boat trailer (and any boat it carries) may be impounded.
For more details on how these new laws apply to the local government area where you’re parking your boat or where you’re a resident, simply visit olg.nsw.gov.au/boattrailers
However, if you park your boat trailer in an area where you don’t live, you should also contact the council responsible for that location.
For more information on these changes read the OLG brochure
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.
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.