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Illegal parking

Parking enforcement 

Council is responsible for enforcement of parking regulations within the Local Government Area.

Rangers patrol on-street locations in CBDs and road reserve areas as well as Council and various shopping centre car parks.

Parking enforcement is necessary to ensure safe and convenient parking and encourage the adequate rotation of parking spaces for all users.

Police are also authorized to enforce parking regulations.

Parking fines

Council issue penalty notices to vehicles which are illegally parked. Illegal parking includes vehicles parked contrary to parking regulation signage, or parking on Council land (including the footpath and driveway crossovers). These penalties are issued under the provisions of the NSW Road Rules 2014.

If you have received a penalty notice and would like to dispute or make a representation regarding the notice, you will need to contact Revenue NSW.

Once a penalty notice is issued, it is managed by Revenue NSW regarding representations or payment.

Contact details are on the back of the penalty notice or phone 1300 138 118 (Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7.45pm). 

Fine amounts

Penalty Notice fine amounts vary depending on the offence they are issued for. Loss of demerit points may also apply for certain offences. For further information and details on penalty notice offences and penalties that apply please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Parking vehicles on footpath areas

An important part of Ranger's duties is keeping our footpaths and nature strips clear, clean and tidy and free of obstructions. Council has a duty of care to ensure that pedestrians may use these areas in a safe and orderly manner.

Vehicles parked on footpaths and nature strips may cause obstruction to pedestrians or damage to infrastructure and therefore residents are urged to ensure vehicles are not parked on the footpath.

It is an offence under the Road Rules 2014 Regulation to park a vehicle on a footpath or nature strip area and offenders may be issued with a penalty notice.

Rangers as part of their routine patrols regularly monitor parking of vehicles and storage of materials on our footpaths to ensure these areas remain clean and unobstructed for safe use by pedestrians.

You can report illegal parking on footpath areas to Council online or call Council on 02 4645 4000.

Fine amounts

Penalty Notice fine amounts vary depending on the offence they are issued for. Loss of demerit points may also apply for certain offences. For further information and details on penalty notice offences and penalties that apply please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Disability parking

If your vehicle is identified as parking in a disabled parking space without a valid authority, you may receive a penalty notice and have demerit points deducted from your driver’s licence.

The NSW Government has introduced demerit point loss for illegal parking within designated disabled car parking spaces on public roads and in car parking areas as a result of the continued misuse of disabled parking spaces.

So please remember - disabled parking spaces are provided only for those people who have limited mobility and are authorised to use them. Save your money, avoid losing valuable points from your driver's licence and leave the disabled parking spaces for those that genuinely need them.

For information on mobility parking, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.

You can report illegal disability parking to Council online or call Council on 02 4645 4000.

Fine amounts

Penalty Notice fine amounts vary depending on the offence they are issued for. Loss of demerit points may also apply for certain offences. For further information and details on penalty notice offences and penalties that apply please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website.

School Parking Zones

The safe conduct of motorists within school zones is of paramount importance to ensure the welfare and safety of school children and other pedestrians particularly during school starting and finishing times.

Council regularly promotes road safety within school zones with media releases in local papers and the distribution of information to schools at the commencement of the school year.

Education is supported by a program of regulatory enforcement whereby Rangers patrol school zones and issue fines to vehicle owners parked illegally.

You can report illegal parking within school zones to Council online or call Council on 02 4645 4000.

Fine amounts

Penalty Notice fine amounts vary depending on the offence they are issued for. Loss of demerit points may also apply for certain offences. For further information and details on penalty notice offences and penalties that apply please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website.

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