The Council endeavours to provide parking controls for the sometimes conflicting requirements of businesses, visitors, residents and traffic management. If your vehicle is found in breach of a road rule, an expiation notice (parking ticket) can be handed to you, secured on the windscreen wiper blade of your vehicle or you can be sent the parking ticket in the mail.
How they are enforced is regulated by State law and is the same for all Councils. Parking expiation fees are not set by Council, fee increases are gazetted following the State Budget and take effect from 1st July annually.
The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the infringement notice. If you were not driving the vehicle at the time, you must provide a Statutory Declaration including the full name and address of the driver to Council.
If the vehicle has been sold prior to the offence date, you should forward a copy of the disposal notice or a Statutory Declaration with the new owner's full name and address.
Payment of the infringement notice is required by the due date specified.
Failure to pay by the due date will result in a reminder notice being forwarded to the registered owner of the vehicle which will include:
If payment is still not made by the end of the reminder notice(s), the infringement notice will be forwarded to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit. Parking fines do not result in demerit points against your driver's licence. However, if the matter proceeds to Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit there may be other consequences if not paid including the suspension of your driver's licence, or seizure of goods to be sold to satisfy the amount owing. Fine enforcement is administered by the Fines Unit.