The City’s Parking Local Law is designed to control and manage parking, to ensure safe and fair use of parking facilities.
Drivers are responsible for being aware of, and adhering to, all signage, road markings and legislation. The regulations stated in the Road Traffic Code 2000 and the City’s Parking Local Law 2014 are enforceable at all times and do not require signage.
Safe parking within the City
We want to ensure the safety of all drivers and pedestrians within the City.
Some of the most common parking problems encountered include:
Parking on a footpath
It’s an offence to park any part of your vehicle on or over a footpath, this includes where a footpath intersects or crosses a driveway.
Vehicles parked against the flow of traffic/facing the wrong direction
When parking a vehicle on the side of the road, it must be parked facing the direction the traffic is moving.
Parking in bays set aside for People with Disabilities (ACROD bays)
These bays are easily identified with signage and bay markings.
Parking in these bays without the required permit carries a penalty up to $2000. Disability parking permit holders are allowed to park in a street or kerbside time-restricted area for double the signposted time, provided a ticket is purchased and displayed, where applicable.
Tips for parking along the coast
- Park within marked bays only
- Check signs on entry for any restrictions to parking areas
- No parking or stopping on a footpath, median strip or traffic island
- When parking parallel on a road, ensure you are parked facing the direction the traffic is moving in that lane.
- Consider using public transport, walking or cycling to Scarborough.
Parking is patrolled frequently and any vehicle parking illegally may be infringed.