Parking and traffic fines

The table below lists the parking offences Council regulates under State and Council legislation together with the respective dollar value and penalty unit category. The penalty units associated with an offence are often reflective of the safety and consequence of risk if the particular law is breached.

As at 1 July 2015, the value of a penalty unit is equal to $117.80. The fine amount must be rounded down to the nearest dollar after the calculation. For example, the fine amount for an infringement of 2 penalty units is: 2 x $117.80 = $235.60; the rounded down fine amount is $235.

For further information on Queensland's road rules, please visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Common parking offences

Offence Section Penalty
Parking meter and paid parking offences 106 of Part 6 of the Act $88 (0.75 unit)
Parking for longer than indicated by a parking sign 205 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Parking in official traffic area longer than permitted - Central Traffic Area 2 of Part 5 of Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping at the side of a road marked with a yellow edge line 169 of Part 12 of the Regulation  $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a signed no stopping zone 167 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)

$58 or .5 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section Penalty
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted - Queensland Tennis Centre Traffic Area 6 of Part 2 of the Queensland Tennis Centre Parking Area Local Law  $58 (0.50 unit)

$88 or .75 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $88 Penalty or .75 Penalty Unit
Failing to park as indicated by an angle parking sign 210 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$88 (0.75 unit)

Failing to park as indicated by a park rear in sign 74 (1) of Part 12 of the Act $88 (0.75 unit)
Double parking  189 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Failing to enter or leave a median strip parking area as indicated by a traffic sign, road marking, traffic signal or other device 212 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a truck zone 180 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a works zone 181 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a permit zone 185 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a shared zone 188 of Part 12 of the Regulation  $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping near an obstruction n the road in a position that obstructs traffic 191 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a foothpath, path, dividing strip or nature strip 197 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping within three meters of a post box [unless dropping off, or picking up, passengers or mail, or signed otherwise] 199 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a length of road to which a bicycle parking sign applies 201 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a length of road to which a motorbike parking sign applies 202 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Parallel parking in a median strip parking area 209 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Failing to park a vehicle completely within a single parking bay or within the minimum number of parking bays needed to park the vehicle 211 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Parking for longer than indicated by a parking sign 205 of Part 12 of the Regulation $88 (0.75 unit)
Parking meter and paid parking offences 106 of Part 6 of the Act $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Central Traffic Area 2 of Part 5 of Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Gabba Traffic Area 9 or Part 4 of the Gabba Traffic Area Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – St Lucia Traffic Area 6 of Part 3 of the St Lucia Traffic Area Regulated Parking Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Robinson Macgregor Traffic Area 6 of Part 6 of the  Robertson MacGregor Traffic Area  $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Lang Park Traffic Area 6 of Part 2 of the Lang Park Traffic Area Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Ballymore Traffic Area 6 of Part 3 of the Ballymore Traffic Area Local Law $88 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Dutton Park Traffic Area 6 of Part 2 of the Dutton Park Parking Control Area  $88 (0.75 unit)

$117 or 1 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $117 Penalty or 1 Penalty Unit
Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway 198 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$117 (1 unit)

Stopping in a signed no stopping zone 167 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Parking in a signed no parking zone 168 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Parallel parking in an unlawful manner on a road 208 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping at the side of a road marked with a yellow edge line 169 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a commercial vehicle loading zone without a permit 179 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping a bus, truck or commercial vehicle in a loading zone for longer than 30 minutes while dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods [unless otherwise signed] 179 (2) of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone for longer than 20 minutes while dropping off, or picking up, goods [unless otherwise signed] 179 (2A) of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone for longer than two minutes while dropping off, or picking up, passengers [unless signed otherwise] 179 (2B) of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a taxi zone 182 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping in a mail zone 186 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)
Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area 193 of Part 12 of the Regulation $117 (1 unit)

$176 or 1.5 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $176 Penalty or 1.5 Penalty Units
Parking in a signed ambulance zone 74 (1) of Part 2 of the Act

$176 (1.5 units)

Stopping in or near an intersection 170 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a children’s crossing 171 of Part 12 of the Regulation  $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing [except at an intersection] 172 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing [except at an intersection] 173 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights [except at an intersection] 174 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a level crossing 175 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on a freeway 177 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)

Stopping in an emergency stopping lane

178 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$176 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a bus zone  183 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a bus lane, tram lane, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks 187 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping on a bridge or similar structure 192 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a tunnel underpass 192 (2) of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping near a fire hydrant 194 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping at or near a bus stop 195 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping in or near a safety zone 190 of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a slip lane 203A of Part 12 of the Regulation $176 (1.5 units)

$235 or 2 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $235 Penalty and 2 Penalty Units
Stopping on a clearway 176 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$235 (2 units)

Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities without displaying a current permit 203 of Part 12 of the Regulation $235 (2 units)

Legislation

01 July 2015