Parking Legally


It's essential to understand and follow the relevant parking regulations in your area to avoid receiving parking fines and to keep yourself and other road users safe. Below are some tips. 

Observe the Parking Signs

It's crucial to read and follow the parking signs in your area to avoid getting a ticket. In the Town of Victoria Park, for instance, you must obey the street parking restrictions and pay for parking when required. 

Use the Correct Permit in the Appropriate Locations

If you need a permit to park in certain areas, ensure that you have the correct permit for the specific location. However, it's important to note that these permits are only valid in designated areas and only issued to individuals who meet specific requirements.

Make sure you review the permit's terms and conditions before using it. 

Pay for Parking in Designated Areas

The town has implemented a dynamic pricing model, which ensures fair and flexible parking fees for all users. Our dynamic pricing model means that rates in some areas may be higher or lower depending on demand and location. 

To avoid a fine, ensure that you pay for parking in these designated areas. Be aware that there are also time restrictions in place for paid parking.

Always remember to check the parking signs and regulations before leaving your vehicle parked. By following these guidelines, you can park legally and avoid receiving a parking fine. 

How do I pay for parking? 

The Town has transitioned to cashless and pay-by-plate parking meters! For more information, please visit this page.

  1. You can pay for parking using the EasyPark app on your smartphone, or
  2. Pay at a parking meter with credit card* (Visa and Mastercard), and PayPass. There is a 1% surcharge on all credit card transactions. 

Parking around schools

Parking and traffic issues are common around schools at pick-up and drop-off times, often leading to stress for parents, grandparents and caregivers. That's why it's important that everyone is mindful of the parking rules, which are in place to ensure equitable access for motorists, as well as local residents.

Below are some suggestions to assist at these times:

  • Be mindful of parking signs and road markings to ensure you are parking legally and not causing any obstructions to driveways or creating road safety hazards/traffic congestion.
  • Use the set-down and pick-up areas where possible and do not park vehicles in these locations.
  • If you have the time, park a bit further up the street where allowed and enjoy the walk with the kids.
  • Where possible, carpool with other parents. This will cut down on the number of vehicles vying for parking spots and promote a safer and more enjoyable experience for both the driver and their passengers.
  • If you live close to school, try walking or riding a bike to pick up your child/children.

Parking on Public Holidays 

Parking signs that state days of the week, parking, and time restrictions do not apply on public holidays. 

Parking signs that don't state the days of the week, parking, and time restrictions do apply on public holidays. 

How to avoid getting a parking fine? 

  • Time limits and regular enforcement are critical to fair management of parking around the town. 
  • On-street parking spaces are intended to provide short-term parking.   
  • Parking restrictions are enforced and monitored daily to encourage a regular turnover which creates more equitable parking for all users including customers, business operators, and surrounding residents of the limited number of parking spaces. 

Motorcycle parking

  • You must park in a marked motorcycle bay. A fee is not required if parked in a marked motorcycle bay. 
  • Parking in a regular bay will attract an infringement. 
  • If there are no motorcycle-marked bays available, motorcycles and scooters are permitted to park in unmarked bays on side streets. 
  • It is illegal to park on the footpath. Parking on a footpath will attract an infringement. 

Verge parking

  • A verge is the portion of a thoroughfare between a carriageway and the adjacent property line, which can vary in width.
  • Parking on a verge requires the permission of the owner/occupier of the adjacent property, and parking for more than 24 hours is prohibited.
  • Verge parking signs apply to all vehicles, including residents, and parking within 10 meters of an intersection is prohibited.
  • For single-dwelling properties, unauthorized parking can be reported to the Parking and Rangers team during business hours, while multi-dwelling properties require a written resolution or permission from the owner/occupier.
  • Witnesses must be present to report unauthorized parking, and permission cannot be given to parking in areas with existing parking signs or near intersections.

Recreational and vehicle parking

The Town of Victoria Park enforces parking restrictions for residents who own certain types of vehicles, including:

  • Caravans/Motorhomes,
  • Trailers,
  • Boats,
  • Buses,
  • Heavy vehicles, including trailers, that weigh more than 4.5 tonnes and are longer than 7.5 metres

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and other road users, these vehicles cannot be parked on or encroach onto the verge, except when loading or unloading goods. Furthermore, they are not allowed to be parked unattached on the verge at any time.

Similarly, if heavy or long vehicles need to pick up or deliver goods, they can only park on the road for up to one hour. A heavy or long vehicle is defined as one that weighs more than 4.5 tonnes and is longer than 7.5 metres, including any trailer.

By enforcing these parking restrictions, the Town of Victoria Park aims to improve traffic flow and ensure the safety of all road users. Residents are encouraged to comply with these regulations to avoid fines or penalties.

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