Safe parking at schools

Unlawful parking in school areas is a major safety hazard that poses a risk to children, pedestrians and other road users.

School parking

It is an offence to stop or park a vehicle:

  • In No Stopping or No Parking areas
  • So that it obstructs a footpath
  • On a verge without the owner’s consent
  • Facing the wrong way
  • So that it is double parked
  • Within three metres of a continuous dividing line or median strip
  • Within 10 metres of an intersection/corner (without traffic control signals)
  • In a manner that blocks a driveway
  • On a median strip or traffic island
  • So that any portion is within a bus zone.

Please be aware that infringements may be issued for these offences.

How can parents help?

  • Walk or cycle to school when dropping off or collecting children
  • Park nearby and walk a short distance to the school
  • Plan your trip so you arrive on the school side of the road
  • Avoid leaving your vehicle for long periods
  • Follow signage at all times
  • Form a School Road Safety committee (contact the school principal and/or the Parents and Citizens Association)
  • Use public transport
  • Slow down around schools and be aware.

How can schools help?

  • Educate students about parking procedures around the school
  • Encourage children to educate their parents and carers on safe school parking
  • Establish a supervised kiss-and-drive facility or traffic policy, which can be published for all parents, carers, teachers and students
  • Notify parents of any problems via school newsletters and at assemblies.
safe parking at schools

We can help!

The City of Stirling officers conduct regular school parking patrols during school times and are happy to help with any parking concerns your school may have.

We can visit your school to remind parents about safe parking and follow up with enforcement action if required.

    • Be aware
    • Be courteous
    • Be responsible
    • Use the kiss-and-drive facility (if provided)
    • Observe and adhere to all regulatory signage
    • Slow down around schools and drive safely.
    • Block driveways
    • Park on footpaths
    • Park in bus zones
    • Obstruct children’s crossings
    • Park on a verge without consent
    • Double park.

No stopping areas

No stopping areas can be defined by signage or a continuous yellow line painted along the edge of a road. 

Please note, a driver is not permitted to stop on a length of road or in an area where No Stopping restrictions apply, this includes dropping off passengers or goods in No Stopping areas. Vehicles may only stop in these zones to comply with other regulations (for example, at traffic lights or to avoid an accident).

Double parking

A driver must not stop a vehicle so that any portion of the vehicle is between any other stationary vehicle and the centre of the road.

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