Make sure you know these common parking rules
Let’s face it, no one likes to get a parking ticket.
To save you getting the road rule book out again here’s a reminder of some common parking rules that people don’t know or get caught out on.
These rules are applicable Australia-wide and can be commonly found around our neighbourhood.
No Stopping signs
A No Stopping sign means that the driver of a vehicle must not stop at any time in an area where the sign applies - not even for a second.
Yellow continuous lines along the side of the road
The yellow line against the kerb has the same implications as a No Stopping sign.
Do NOT stop in an area where there is a yellow line marked on the roadway.
No Parking signs
You must not stop for more than two minutes in a No Parking area.
You must remain in or within three meters of the vehicle.
An exception to the duration applies to Mobility Parking Permit holders which are allowed to park for up to five minutes.
Obstructing access to and from a footpath
|Many people are unaware that parking across a footpath is illegal. Park in your garage or safely in the street.|
Stop on path strip in built-up area
A car must always park entirely on the roadway (not half on the footpath/half on the road).
They must also be parallel to the kerb and gutter and in the correct direction of travel.
Stopping at or near a bus stop
A driver (except the driver of a public bus), must not stop at a bus stop or on the road, within 20 metres before a sign and 10 metres after the sign.
At some locations, there are Bus Zone signs either side of the bus stop (as pictured below). This has been done to avoid confusion and assist in defining the area.
NOTE: Most of these offences carry extra financial penalties and loss of demerit points when carried out in a School Zone.
For more in depth information about the Australian Road Rules visit the Roads & Maritime Service website.
If you would like to report illegal parking or have any concerns, please contact Council Customer Services on 1300 434 434