Parking and traffic fines

The table below lists the parking offences Brisbane City 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 2018, the value of a penalty unit is equal to $130.55. 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 $130.55 = $261.10; the rounded down fine amount is $261.

For further information on legislation relating to your fine, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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Common parking offences

common parking offences
OffenceSectionPenalty
Parking meter and paid parking offences106 of Part 6 of the Act$97 (0.75 unit)
Parking for longer than indicated by a parking sign205 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Parking in official traffic area longer than permitted - Central Traffic Area2 of Part 5 of Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping at the side of a road marked with a yellow edge line169 of Part 12 of the Regulation $130 (1 unit)
Stopping in a signed no stopping zone167 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)

$65 equal to 0.5 penalty unit 

$56 0r .5 penalty unit infringements
OffenceSectionPenalty
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted - Queensland Tennis Centre Traffic Area6 of Part 2 of the Queensland Tennis Centre Parking Area Local Law $65 (0.50 unit)

$97 equal to 0.75 penalty unit 

OffenceSection$97 equal to 0.75 penalty unit
Failing to park as indicated by an angle parking sign210 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$97 (0.75 unit)

Failing to park as indicated by a park rear in sign74 (1) of Part 12 of the Act$97 (0.75 unit)
Double parking 189 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (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 device212 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a truck zone180 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a works zone181 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a permit zone185 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping in a shared zone188 of Part 12 of the Regulation $97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping near an obstruction on the road in a position that obstructs traffic191 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a footpath, path, dividing strip or nature strip197 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (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$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a length of road to which a bicycle parking sign applies201 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Stopping on a length of road to which a motorbike parking sign applies202 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Parallel parking in a median strip parking area209 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (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 vehicle211 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Parking for longer than indicated by a parking sign205 of Part 12 of the Regulation$97 (0.75 unit)
Parking meter and paid parking offences106 of Part 6 of the Act$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Central Traffic Area2 of Part 5 of Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Gabba Traffic Area9 or Part 4 of the Gabba Traffic Area Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – St Lucia Traffic Area6 of Part 3 of the St Lucia Traffic Area Regulated Parking Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Robertson Macgregor Traffic Area6 of Part 6 of the  Robertson MacGregor Traffic Area $97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Lang Park Traffic Area6 of Part 2 of the Lang Park Traffic Area Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Ballymore Traffic Area6 of Part 3 of the Ballymore Traffic Area Local Law$97 (0.75 unit)
Park in official traffic area longer than permitted – Dutton Park Traffic Area6 of Part 2 of the Dutton Park Parking Control Area $97 (0.75 unit)

$130 equal to 1 penalty unit 

OffenceSection$130 equal to 1 penalty unit
Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway198 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Stopping in a signed no stopping zone167 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Parking in a signed no parking zone168 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Parallel parking in an unlawful manner on a road208 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Stopping at the side of a road marked with a yellow edge line169 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Stopping in a commercial vehicle loading zone without a permit179 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (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$130 (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$130 (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$130 (1 unit)
Stopping in a taxi zone182 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Stopping in a mail zone186 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)
Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area193 of Part 12 of the Regulation$130 (1 unit)

$195 equal to 1.5 penalty units 

OffenceSection$195 equal to 1.5 penalty units
Parking in a signed ambulance zone74 (1) of Part 2 of the Act$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in or near an intersection170 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a children’s crossing171 of Part 12 of the Regulation $195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing [except at an intersection]172 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing [except at an intersection]173 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights [except at an intersection]174 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on or near a level crossing175 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on a freeway177 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)

Stopping in an emergency stopping lane

178 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a bus zone 183 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a bus lane, tram lane, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks187 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping on a bridge or similar structure192 (1) of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a tunnel underpass192 (2) of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping near a fire hydrant194 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping at or near a bus stop195 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in or near a safety zone190 of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)
Stopping in a slip lane203A of Part 12 of the Regulation$195 (1.5 units)

$261 equal to 2 penalty units 

OffenceSection$261 equal to 2 penalty units
Stopping on a clearway176 of Part 12 of the Regulation

$261 (2 units)

Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities without displaying a current permit203 of Part 12 of the Regulation$261 (2 units)

Legislation

Last updated:1 May 2019