Parking Rules - Signs

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Typical Parking Signs

Street parking signs are used to maximise the use of available space, while maintaining road safety and traffic flow.  These signs are designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians and other road users as well as manage business, visitor and resident concerns and community expectations whilst balancing the needs of the vehicle users. 

The following is a list of the most common parking signs you will see around the Sutherland Shire.  Hours and days of operation may vary and apply to some signs, which means the restrictions apply for those times and days only.

Read the signs carefully to ensure you are aware of any parking restrictions in that area. 

Parking Signs 

Road Rules

 

Short Term Parking Area (5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes)

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 204

Short term parking is designed to accommodate the needs of local businesses, short term visitors and assist with the flow of parking in that area.  Time limits and days it applies will be shown on each sign.

Signs for short term parking may indicate the word 'Minutes or the symbol 'P' for parking times. 

(e.g. 15 Minutes or ¼ P - both mean 15 minute parking  /  30 Minutes or ½ P both mean 30 minute parking)

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1, 2 and 4 Hour Parking

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 204

Time limits apply within the hours and days indicated on each sign.  The time allowed to park is shown on the sign by a number beside the letter 'P' symbol (e.g. '1P' means one hour parking, '2P' means two hour parking).  The timed parking may also show what days the limited parking is related to (e.g. MON - FRI meaning Monday to Friday).    

No Parking 

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 168

You may stop in a ‘No Parking’ area for a maximum of two minutes.  The Driver must be either in or within three metres of the vehicle.

Mobility Parking Permit holders are allowed to park in this area for up to five minutes.

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No Stopping

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 167

You must not stop your vehicle in a ‘No Stopping’ area, at any point, in the direction of the arrow. 

A ‘No Stopping’ area may be indicated by a 'No Stopping' sign or a solid yellow line along the side of the road.

Disability Parking Spaces

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 203

Signs showing the symbol for people with disabilities - parking spaces and signs that show the symbol for people with disabilities can only be used by vehicles displaying a valid Mobility Parking Scheme Permit (MPS). 
 
No parking - a vehicle displaying an MPS card must not stop for longer that five minutes and only to drop off or pick up passengers or goods and the driver must remain within three metres of the vehicle.

Where can't I park? MPS permits don't allow vechicles to stand or be parked between 'No stopping' signs or taxi stands, bus stands, loading zones, construction zones, truck zones or clearways.

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Loading Zone

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 179

Only drivers of vehicles principally used for carrying goods may park in a loading zone.  They may park for 30 minutes (unless otherwise stated) if they are loading or unloading from the vehicle.

A station wagon or a three wheeled goods vehicle may park in a loading zone for up to 15 minutes.

Other vehicles may only stop to pick up or set down passengers. 

Examples of vehicle types:

Vehicles allowed 30 Minutes – Truck, utes, vans

Vehicles allowed 15 minutes – Station wagon

Vehicles drop off and pick up passengers only – 4WD, people mover, SUV, sedan (including hatchbacks), motorcycles

Bus Zones

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 183

You must not stop in a bus zone unless you are driving a public bus.  A public bus can stop to drop off and pick up passengers or stop for the purpose of a regular bus service.

A chartered bus may stop in a bus zone but only to drop off or pick up passengers.  The driver must stay with the vehicle.

 

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Works Zone

Road Rules 2014 - Rule 181

A vehicle must not stop in a work zone unless engaged in construction work in or near a construction zone. 

Other vehicles may stop to pick up or set down passengers.

Apply for a work zone permit from council 

 

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