Optus Stadium and Burswood Peninsula parking FAQs

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

The newly built Optus Stadium is a multipurpose stadium built by the state government. This stadium will have a capacity of approximately 60,000 people and is the third largest stadium 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 events.

To help manage the high number of people coming to these events in cars, certain roads have been identified as requiring traffic management plans which also include road closures.

Road closures will be put in at Victoria Park Drive and there will be traffic controls put in place that will limit who can enter the Burswood Peninsula area.

To enter the peninsula area during road closure times the Town will be issuing one temporary parking permit to each resident. This permit will also effectively manage event parking in the area and are only applicable to legal on-street parking areas. Any vehicle parked on the street without a permit will be issued with an infringement notice.

These permits are temporary until 30 June 2018 and we invite you to supply feedback to ensure that any further permit system suits residents’ needs effectively.

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

Is the permit valid outside the peninsula?

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

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

During events when the 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, the 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 the 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 that would be in place. A large number of signs have been also been installed to highlight the need to have 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.

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 make the permit system better. Before the trial finishes please make sure that you go to the Town’s Your Thoughts web page or have sent in 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.

With all the comments received these will be assessed to determine what if any further actions will be required. Before anything permanent is put in place we will be in contact with you as further engagement may be required.

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

Please send in an email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au requesting another permit. Please make sure you include your residential address.

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

Yes, you can and all we need is that you send in an email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au and please make sure you include your residential address.

Can I give my permit to a friend?

Yes, you can. Please send in an email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au requesting another permit. Please make sure you include your residential address.

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

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

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 30 June 2018 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.

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.

I have a query regarding parking at Optus Stadium.

Please visit the Optus Stadium website for information regarding this.

I have a query regarding using public transport to get to Optus Stadium.

Please visit the Optus Stadium website for information regarding this.

Why are vehicles being towed?

The Town has worked with VenuesLive and Main Roads WA to ensure that best practice is put in place on event days. Vehicles are being towed to ensure that the necessary roads are kept clear of obstruction due to the high volume of people who are expected to be passing through this area as well as buses using these roads to transport people to and from the stadium.

My vehicle isn’t where I left it on Victoria Park Drive/Camfield Drive/Roger Mackay Drive.

If you have parked in a ‘No Stopping Tow Away’ zone, your vehicle may have been towed. Please call 138 138 to find out where your vehicle has been relocated to.

Who do I contact about my car being towed away?

If your vehicle has been towed, please call 138 138 to find out where your vehicle has been towed to.

Where will my car be towed to?

In the event of your vehicle being towed please contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 to find out the location of your vehicle.

Where is the closest place I can park to the Optus Stadium?

There is limited public parking in close proximity to Optus Stadium. Please use public transport that is provided to get to the stadium.

How do I provide Town of Victoria Park with my feedback?

If you would like to contact the Town of Victoria Park with an enquiry or to provide feedback please email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au or call 9311 8115 during business hours.

Can I 'kiss and ride' on Victoria Park Drive?

Victoria Park Drive and surrounding streets are restricted by a ‘No Stopping Road, Verge, Median’ restrictions.  A No Stopping restriction does not allow for a vehicle to stop for the purpose of dropping off or picking up people. This restriction is in place to ensure that no obstruction is caused during events to allow for bus routes and pedestrian movements. A vehicle found to be stopping contrary to a ‘No Stopping’ sign is likely to be infringed for doing so. If you are getting dropped off at an Optus Stadium event, please visit the Optus Stadium website to find the best route to get there.

What if I have an ACROD permit?

Information regarding ACROD parking at Optus Stadium can be found here.