Burswood Peninsula residents parking FAQs

Why is the Town implementing permits in the Burswood Peninsula area?

Optus Stadium is a new, multipurpose stadium, built by the state government. This stadium has a capacity of approximately 60,000 people and is the third largest in Australia.

The new stadium is suitable for sports such as cricket, rugby league and union, soccer and AFL due to being adaptable to change for sports requiring a rectangular shape oval. The stadium will also host events such as concerts and other special major events.

To help manage the high number of people coming to these events in cars, certain roads have been identified by Main Roads as requiring traffic management plans. Visit https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/AboutMainRoads/News/Pages/stadium.aspx for further information.

To effectively manage event parking in the area, the Town has issued parking permits to residents and businesses within peninsula area. These permits are only applicable to legal on-street parking areas and must be displayed clearly on the dashboard of the vheicle. Any vehicle parked on the street without a permit or incorrectly displayed, will be issued with an infringement notice.

The Towns’ Parking department is exploring different permit systems and the impacts these permits may have on the community. As part of this process we are seeking your feedback on these alternative solutions and encourage you to provide yours at yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parking by 5pm 30 July 2019.

For further information about the stadium and event parking visit https://optusstadium.com.au/getting-here/.

What is considered a ‘major event’ and where can I find a list of them?

To find out when an major event is happening at the stadium please visit the Optus Stadium website.

Is the permit valid outside the peninsula?

No - the permits are only valid for vehicles parked within the peninsula area. See map below.

I am a resident, how do I gain entry to the peninsula?

During major events, when road closures are in place, you will need to show either your permit or other proof that you are a resident such as your driver’s licence.

Will officers be out patrolling the area during events at the stadium and issuing infringements?

Yes, this area will be patrolled on a regular basis. During their patrols, officers will be issuing infringement notices to any vehicle;

  • parked against the yellow edge lines
  • parked against the flow of traffic
  • parked on footpath
  • parked on the verge
  • parked in an ACROD bay without a valid permit
  • parked on the street without the supplied temporary permit
  • or in any other illegal manner

I am a resident and forgot to display my permit on an event day and received an infringement.

If you believe that there are exceptional circumstances on the day, you are welcome to appeal the infringement. However, forgetting to display the permit is not a justified reason the Town would consider to withdraw the infringement notice you received.

I didn’t see the signs or I didn’t know that permit parking restrictions applied where I parked.

Though you may not have seen any signs, there are 20 signs throughout the area advising people that you are in a permit parking area.

I’ve been parking in the same place for years so I didn’t know that the Town put up new signs.

Yes, the signs are new and are in place to help protect property, access and effectively manage event parking. The Town has also written to every resident advising of the new restrictions. In addition, a number of signs have been installed to highlight the need for a permit.

I parked on a verge/median strip as there was no available parking on the street and received an infringement.

Parking on the verge is restricted in the area. Signage is in place to advise that parking on the verge is not allowed.  These restrictions are in place to protect the amenities as vehicles cause considerable damage to the verge and kerbs resulting in unnecessary work and expense for the Town.

What if I can’t park on the street as all the bays are taken up?

If there isn’t any parking available, you will need to find alternative parking. See map below.


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I’ve lost my permit, how do I get another one?

An additional permit may be requested from the Town of Victoria Park’s administration building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park. To avoid misuse of this permit, residents may be requested to provide proof of residency at the time of the request.

I have more than one car, can I have another permit?

An additional permit may be requested from the Town of Victoria Park’s administration building at 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park. To avoid misuse of this permit, residents may be requested to provide proof of residency at the time of the request.

There are more permits than bays, why issue permits?

The temporary permits are not only just for on-street parking bays. These permits will also help you get past the road closures that will be in place. This system is temporary until 31 January 2020 and is in place while consultation with residents of the area takes place. During this time the Town will be monitoring and reviewing the area to establish what works well and what doesn’t. If you are a resident and want to provide you feedback, please visit https://yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parking to have your say by 5pm 30 July 2019.

Do I need a permit to park in an underground/tower/private parking bay?

If you are parking on private property, then you don’t need a permit for this. The permits are to help you gain entry into the peninsula area during events as road closures will be in place.

What should I do if I see a vehicle without a permit?

If you see a vehicle parked on the street without a permit please call the parking team, Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm on 9311 8111 and ask for an available officer to attend. Should your concern be after hours or on weekends then please ring 9311 8188 and an officer will attend to your concerns as soon as practicable.

Officers for the Town will also be patrolling the area on a regular basis during stadium events and will issue an infringement notice to any vehicle parked illegally such as without a permit.

What happens at the end of the trial when the permits expire?

The Town will be reviewing all of your feedback and making changes to improve the permit system. Before the trial finishes please make sure that you visit https://yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parking or send an email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au with your feedback about what is working or isn’t working about the permits. This information is valuable to us and will go towards a permanent parking permit solution in your area.

All comments received will be assessed to determine what further actions will be required. We will be sure to keep you informed of the outcomes and will be in touch of further engagement is required.