Parking rules

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.

Did you know?

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.

Definitions of parking rules

No parking

A driver shall not stop in an area where a ‘No Parking’ sign is present, unless:

  • The driver is dropping off or picking up passengers or goods and is finished within two minutes of stopping
  • The driver does not leave the vehicle unattended
  • The sign refers to a specific type of vehicle which is permitted, such as taxis. 

No stopping

A driver cannot stop in an area where a ‘No Stopping’ sign or a continuous yellow edge line is present, unless the driver is permitted to do so under the Road Traffic Code regulations.

Time restrictions

A driver cannot park in an area where a ‘Permissive Parking’ (time-restriction) sign applies, for longer than the period indicated on the sign.

Please note; it is an offence to return the vehicle to the same area within one hour.

Verge parking

A driver cannot park on a verge without the consent of the adjacent land owner or property occupier. A vehicle parked on a verge without authority is subject to an infringement, even if no restriction signs are in place.

Owners/occupiers have the right to apply for verge parking restrictions. Verge parking signs will incur a fee.

Road markings

A driver must comply with any parking restrictions including but not limited to; no parking or no stopping, where they are painted on any road surface, unless the driver is permitted to do so under the Road Traffic Code regulations.

Clearways

A driver cannot stop in an area where a ‘Clearway’ sign is present, unless:

  • The vehicle is a public bus and the driver is dropping off or picking up passengers
  • The area also displays a ‘Permissive Parking’ (time-restriction) sign advising that stopping is permitted at certain times.

Bus lane

A driver cannot stop in an area designated as a bus lane within the operating times as indicated by signage, unless:

  • The vehicle is a public bus or taxi and is dropping off or picking up passengers
  • Permissive parking is allowed outside of the operating times.

Loading bays

Loading bays are marked by continuous or dashed yellow lines and are reserved for commercial vehicles, for the purpose of picking up or delivering goods.

Disability parking

Disability parking bays are specially marked with the disability symbol and are easily distinguished from regular parking bays. Vehicles must display a current registered disability parking permit on the windscreen or dashboard, to park in these bays.

How do I apply for a disability parking permit?

You can apply for a disability parking permit by visiting the National Disability Services (NDS) website.

Vehicles for sale

A driver cannot park or leave a vehicle on a road or verge for the purpose of selling the vehicle.