The Parking team at the Town of Victoria Park provide a range of services aimed at making our community’s lifestyle more accessible, efficient, sustainable and safe. In doing so, we aim to make visitors’ trips into and around the Town equally enjoyable.
Parking restrictions are implemented through the use of signs and painted lines though some offences, for example parking on a footpath, do not require this. It is the responsibility of drivers to familiarise themselves with parking restrictions to ensure they park safely and legally. Drivers who park incorrectly or illegally or make it difficult for others may receive an infringement.
Here are some tips to make sure that your time at the Town is safe and enjoyable:
- Coming into the Town to meet family, friends or access one of our many attractions? Allow extra travel time to find parking safely.
- Where to park? There are many street parking in and around the Town centres. You can also get a ticket that allows free parking for 30 minutes at most parking spots. Look for and read the parking sign before you leave your vehicle. If in doubt choose another parking spot.
- How to avoid getting a parking fine?
- Allow yourself plenty of time to return to your vehicle before your time limit expires.
- Do not obstruct any driveway.
- Park within the marked bay.
- Please do not park on or over a footpath as this is particularly dangerous for children and people with disabilities.
- Do not park on a verge without permission from the occupier or owner.
- Do not park in an ACROD bay unless you have a current and valid ACROD permit that is displayed on your dashboard.
- Check the parking signage where you are, as there is a mixture of parking requirements across all areas.
- Display any permits clearly.
- Do not park against the flow of traffic.
A parking infringement notice is issued by the Town’s parking officers when you have parked your vehicle in areas or in such a way that does not comply with our parking laws. Issuing parking infringement notice is our last resort to make sure that all areas of the Town is accessible and safe for our community and visitors.
When an infringement notice is issued by the Town’s officer it is placed on the windscreen of your vehicle. To avoid getting a parking infringement notice, please observe all parking signs and also read through relevant information on our Parking and Travel pages.
You are provided with 28 days to pay the initial notice, appeal the infringement or advise the Town that you were not the driver of the vehicle.
If you do not pay by the due date the Town will send a reminder providing another 28 days.
If the notice is still not paid you will be sent a final demand and an additional fee will be applied to the infringement. You will have 28 days to pay the final demand.
Non-payment of the final demand will result in the infringement notice being referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry.
You can find out about what happens once a matter is registered with the Fines Enforcement Registry on the Fines and Infringements page of the Department of Justice website.
To avoid any of the above situations, we encourage you to pay your infringement on time or if you require assistance, please call 9311 8115 to talk to one of us Customer Service Representatives or Parking Team Members who would be happy to assist.
The Town of Victoria Park provides 28 days from the date of issuing a parking infringement for payment of the penalty.
Payment may be made in the following manner;
- Pay online – with your credit card.
- In person – to the cashier at the administration building, 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park.
- Mail – (cheque or money order) made payable to the 'Town of Victoria Park' and mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, Locked Bag 437, Victoria Park WA 6979.
An infringement may be reviewed if the driver can show that special circumstances contributed to receiving the infringement. Supporting evidence of exceptional circumstances may be required. Examples of circumstances where an parking infringement appeal will not be accepted include:
- My appointment ran overtime
- I was in a hurry and there was nowhere else to park I did not see the sign(s)
- The sign was confusing
- My training course went longer than expected
- The restaurant service was slow
- My phone call was too important
- My meeting with a client ran overtime
The Town will only accept an infringement appeal from the driver of the vehicle to which the infringement relates. Requests will not be accepted verbally by phone or in person.
The infringement appeal form below has been designed to indicate some common reasons that drivers have to request a review of their infringement and an indication of the outcome that the driver can expect to receive based on this.
Appeal your infringement here
Infringement notices are issued by the police, local government authorities and various other prosecuting agencies, either in person or through the post. You can get infringement tickets for such things as illegal parking, abandoned vehicles, littering or for issues relating to animals.
Once an infringement is issued and payment is not received within 28 days, a reminder notice is posted. If the infringement is not paid after the reminder notice has been sent out, a final notice is issued.
When a final demand notice is issued, additional costs are added to the infringement and another 28 days is given for payment of the infringement. If after this time (approximately three months), the infringement has not been paid, it is then referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry (FER). At this stage Local Government would not be able to receive any payment.
If you do not pay the modified penalty within 28 days after the date of this notice, you may be prosecuted or enforcement action may be taken under the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994. Under that Act, some or all of the following actions may be taken — your driver’s licence may be suspended, your vehicle licence may be suspended or cancelled, you may be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence or vehicle licence, your vehicle may be immobilised or have its number plates removed, your details may be published on a website, your earnings or bank accounts may be garnished, and your property may be seized and sold.
See “What do I do after I receive a parking infringement?” for more information.