All parking within the City of Stirling is subject to and regulated by the Road Traffic Code 2000 through Parking Local Law 2008. On street parking is the City’s largest parking asset and in general the City is reluctant to remove legitimate on street parking without good cause.
The City of Stirling supports safe and legal Parking
Is it legal to park here?
Is it safe to park here?
Will it inconvenience others?
Think Before you Park
- It is illegal to park on or partly on any footpath or in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from that path or driveway. Causing an obstruction in any of these cases is an offence and liable to infringement.
- It is illegal to park any portion of a vehicle on a verge (nature strip) unless permitted to do so under a local law. The City of Stirling’s’ Parking Local Law only permits the parking of a vehicle on a verge where it is, or has been authorised, by the adjacent land owner/occupier. Parking signs are not required to enforce these regulations. Parking without consent or in violation of the Law is an offence and liable to infringement.
- The City of Stirling may restrict/withdraw Verge Parking privileges, by the erection of signage, where it is considered to be in the interest of Road Safety. Additionally, Owner/Occupiers have the right to apply for verge parking restrictions for the verge adjacent to their property/dwelling. Verge parking signs incur a fee and once installed prohibit all persons from parking on the Verge. See ‘General Information and Requirements for Verge Parking Restrictions’.
It is the responsibility of the driver to be familiar with the Road Traffic Code 2000 and Parking local Law 2008 when parking within the City. The regulations stated in these legal documents are enforceable at all times and do not require signage, however, parking signs may be installed to reinforce or contribute to parking restrictions within the road reserve
Restrictions on Parking and Stopping
A driver shall not stop on a length of carriageway or in an area to which a "NO PARKING" sign applies, unless the driver is:
- Dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods;
- Does not leave the vehicle unattended; and
- Completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers or goods within 2 minutes of stopping and drives on.
'NO PARKING' signs bearing a particular type of vehicle, for example 'taxis permitted', permit only the vehicles shown on the sign to park during restricted periods.
A driver shall not stop on a length of carriageway, or in an area, to which a "NO STOPPING" sign applies. Vehicles may only stop in these zones to comply with other regulations (for example at traffic lights or to avoid an accident).
A driver shall not park continuously on a length of carriageway, or in an area, to which a "permissive parking" (Timed Restriction) sign applies, for longer than the period indicated by information on or with the sign.
When the permitted time limit has expired, the vehicle must be removed from the area for not less than one hour. It's an offence to return to any side of that same section of road within one hour.
Parking on verges is prohibited unless permission has been obtained from the adjacent land owner or occupier.
Please note that any vehicle parked on a verge without authority, is liable to infringement even where no restriction signs are in place.
However, where "No Parking on Verge" signs are present, the restrictions apply to all vehicles including owners and occupiers. No one is exempt.
A driver shall not stop at the side of a carriageway marked with a continuous yellow edge line. Loading zones and disabled bays are also regulated by road markings.
Keep Clearways Clear
A driver shall not stop on a length of carriageway to which a "CLEARWAY" sign applies, unless;
- The vehicle being driven is a public bus and the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers
- The length of carriageway to which a "clearway" sign applies, is also signed by a "permissive parking" sign, applying specifically to a part of the carriageway permitting stopping for a certain period of time.
CLEARWAYS are generally used for extended lengths of road and are usually applied during peak hour times (7:30am to 9.00am and 4:15pm to 6.00pm).
Loading bays are marked by yellow lines (either continuous or dashed) and are reserved for:
- Commercial or trade vehicles for the purpose or engaging in the pick up or setting down of goods or
- A motor vehicle taking up or setting down passengers.
Only vehicles displaying a current registered ACROD PERMIT on the windscreen or dashboard are allowed to park in bays reserved for the disabled. A plaque or sticker bearing a disabled emblem isn't valid.
Unlike regular parking bays, DISABLED parking bays are marked by both signage and line marking. The 'International Symbol for Access' is unique to ACROD parking bays and is usually found on the road surface as well as the signs.
Authorised permit holders who don't require a wheelchair or walking frame can park in any bay within a car park or street and still receive concessions, leaving the extra wide bays for those who need them.
The City allows holders of ACROD permits to park:
- in street or kerbside time restricted areas for double the signposted time; and
- in street or kerbside time restricted ticket parking areas for double the signposted time provided a ticket is purchased and displayed.
Specialised bays are provided for motorcycles and motorcycles only, however, motorcycles are permitted to park in regular parking bays.
Vehicles For Sale
You can not park or leave a vehicle on any portion of a roadway or verge, to display the vehicle for sale.
If you receive an infringement and feel that this is unfair or incorrect please see Parking Infringements
If you receive an infringement and feel that this is unfair or incorrect please read below information.
Appeal the Parking Infringement
Generally, the City is unable to withdraw an infringement because:
- You lost track of the time;
- You had to use a toilet;
- You were only there for a few minutes over the allowed time (if a parking restriction applies you must not take up the opportunity for someone else to park there);
- Your doctor’s appointment / hairdresser / job interview / etc. went over time (you must ensure you have parked in a place that provides enough time for your appointments);
- You did not see the sign (as the driver you must look for parking signs to ascertain if parking is permitted in the area you intend to leave your vehicle);
- You thought that you were allowed to park there (only authorised vehicles can park in Loading Zones, Taxi Stands, disabled bays and bus bays);
- You couldn’t find a parking bay so you left your vehicle in a place you thought would have been alright (you can only park in designated parking areas);
- You did not understanding the signage (all City of Stirling parking signage complies with Australian Standards);
- You didn’t know the parking rules (these rules fall under the Road Traffic Code and form part of obtaining your drivers license); and
- You ran out of petrol.
In certain situations, the City is able to withdraw an infringement once it has been issued. Infringements may be withdrawn in the following circumstances (supporting documentation MUST be provided):
- You were not the driver at time of infringement issue and you have supplied the driver’s name and address details.
- Vehicle broken down and you could not move it. (RAC callout documentation or other evidence of mechanical failure to be provided).
- Disabled parking permit displayed that may have fallen from dashboard. ( ACROD permit produced)
- Immediate medical attention being undertaken/required by driver. (Medical certificate/documentation to be provided)
- Your vehicle was stolen or you were detained by the Police – (Police Reference Number to be provided)
If, after reading the above reasons, you still wish to appeal your infringement, you must do so within 28 days from the issue of the fine by completing the Parking Infringement Appeal Form or further costs may be added.