Parking and traffic fines

Listed below are the penalties prescribed pursuant to Section 108 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.

As at 1 July 2014, the value of a penalty unit is equal to $113.85. 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 $113.85 = $227.70; the rounded down fine amount is $227.

The table below lists the parking offences Council regulates under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (the Act) and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009 (the Regulation) 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.

$85 or .75 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $85 Penalty and .75 Penalty Unit
Angle parking  210 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$85 (0.75 unit)

Contravention of an indication given by a park rear in sign 74 (1) of Part 12 of the Act $85 (0.75 unit)
Double parking  189 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Entering and leaving a median strip parking area 212 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a truck zone 180 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a works zone 181 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a permit zone 185 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a shared zone 188 of Part 12 of the Regulation  $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping near an obstruction  191 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a path, dividing strip or nature strip 197 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping near a postbox  199 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a road with bicycle parking sign  201 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a road with motor bike parking sign 202 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Parallel parking in a median strip parking area 209 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Parking in parking bays 211 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Parking for longer than indicated 205 of Part 12 of the Regulation $85 (0.75 unit)
Paid Parking & Paid Parking Offences 106 of the Act $85 (0.75 unit)

$113 or 1 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $113 Penalty and 1 Penalty Unit
Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway 198 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$113 (1 unit)

No Stopping signs 167 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
No Parking signs 168 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Parallel parking on a road 208 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping on a road with a yellow edge line 169 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone commercial vehicle no permit 179 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone longer than permitted 179 (2) of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone longer than permitted 179 (2A) of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a loading zone longer than permitted 179 (2B) of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a taxi zone 182 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping in a mail zone 186 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)
Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area 193 of Part 12 of the Regulation $113 (1 unit)

$170 or 1.5 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $170 Penalty and 1.5 Penalty Units
Contravention of an indication given by an emergency vehicles sign 74 (1) of Part 12 of the Act

$170 (1.5 units)

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

Stopping in an emergency stopping lane

178 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$170 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a bus zone  183 of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (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 $170 (1.5 units)
Stopping on a bridge or similar structure 192 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a tunnel underpass 192 (2) of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (1.5 units)
Stopping near a fire hydrant 194 of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (1.5 units)
Stopping at or near a bus stop 195 of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a slip lane 203A of Part 12 of the Regulation $170 (1.5 units)

$227 or 2 Penalty Unit Infringements

Offence Section $227 Penalty and 2 Penalty Units
Stopping on a clearway 176 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$227 (2 units)

Stopping in or near a safety zone 190 of Part 12 of the Regulation $227 (2 units)
190 of Part 12 of the Regulation 203 of Part 12 of the Regulation $227 (2 units)