A verge is defined as the portion of a thoroughfare which lies between the boundary of a carriageway and the adjacent property line and includes any part of the verge designed for or intended for use by vehicles but does not include a footpath.This means that the width of a verge can vary from property to property and in different areas.
No verge restrictions in place
To park on a verge, you will need the permission of the owner/occupier of the premises adjacent to the verge.
- Single Dwelling Properties - Should a vehicle be parked on your verge and without your permission and you live in a single dwelling property, then please call Parking and Rangers team, Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm on 9311 8111 and ask for an available officer to attend. After hours and on weekends please call 08 9311 8111.
- Multi-Dwelling Properties (i.e. Apartments, Flats, Units, Townhouses, or Row housing)
- The owner/occupier directly adjacent to the verge, or person authorised by that owner/occupier, may park on the verge or,
- A written resolution between all owner/occupiers has been established and provided to the Town to prohibit parking on the verge. For more information about this, please call Parking and Rangers team, Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm on 08 9311 8111.
- Signage is not required to enforce this regulation
- Any vehicle parked on a verge without permission is liable to be issued with an infringement notice.
Verge restrictions in place
Where verge parking signs are present, then these restrictions apply to all vehicles, including residents. No Exemptions.
Verge parking near intersections
Parking on a verge within 10 metres of an intersection is prohibited.
To see if you can park on a verge, please contact the Parking and Rangers team on Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm on 08 9311 8111.
Verge parking for more than 24 hours
Parking on a verge for more than 24 hours is prohibited. This restriction applies to all vehicles including owners and occupiers.
Do I need to be on-site when I call for an Information and Parking Officer to attend?
Yes. You are a witness to an alleged offence and therefore are required to fill out and sign a witness complaint form and need to be willing to attend Court if the infringement is appealed.
Can I give permission to park on the verge if there is a 'No Parking/Stopping on Road or Verge' sign?
No. You cannot give permission to park against any existing parking signs or within 10 metres of an intersection.