Why does the City issue Parking Infringements?
Parking spaces in the City of Perth are limited. The City has the responsibility of ensuring that all visitors and residents have equal access to parking to go about their business.
To do this the parking areas, both on the street and in car parks, have been designed to provide for people's varying needs. This includes parking bays for:
- short term parking (for example, to drop off a document or pick someone up);
- long term use (people who work in the City all day or who want to shop for an extended period);
- use by disabled people (those with valid ACROD permits);
- use by motorcyclists;
- use by bus drivers;
- use by taxis;
- use by commercial and delivery vehicles supplying local businesses.
Various time or other restrictions are also in place to ensure that all users have sufficient access to parking areas.
Signs based on Australian Standards have been erected to advise motorists of the intended use of parking spaces and any restrictions that apply. It is up to drivers to read the signs and comply with their requirements when parking in the city.
Drivers who park incorrectly or illegally make it difficult for others. They may receive an infringement, a caution or the matter may be taken directly to the Magistrates Court.
Ideally, the City would not like to see anyone park contrary to these restrictions and not have to issue infringements at all.
What should I do to avoid receiving a Parking Infringement?
As stated, the needs of all drivers wishing to park in the city have been considered. Think about your needs and find a suitable parking space to meet them. You should be able to avoid a parking infringement if you:
- Park your vehicle in an appropriate place. Why not plan ahead to save some time.
The City’s website http://www.cityofperth.wa.gov.au/parking can assist or telephone 1300 889 613.
- Make sure you take the time to read the parking signs.
- Make sure there is enough time for you to do what you need to do and return to your vehicle before your parking expires.
- Ensure you have parked your vehicle within the lines or area permitted.
- Ensure your valid parking ticket is clearly displayed before leaving your vehicle.
- Ensure your valid parking permit is clearly displayed before leaving your vehicle.
If you are unsure whether you are allowed to park in an area or not then don’t. Find somewhere that you know is appropriate for your needs.
Can I appeal against a Parking Infringement that I have received?
Yes. Please click HERE for details.
What if I wasn’t the driver?
All parking infringements are deemed to be the liability of the registered owner of the vehicle involved. If someone else was driving your car and is responsible for the infringement, you can nominate that person HERE.
How do I pay the infringement?
The payment options available are:
- In person at:
27 St Georges Terrace
Payments can be made by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS or by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA card only).
Cashier Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5.00pm (Excl Public Holidays)
- Over the Phone by calling 1300 366 563 (Mastercard or VISA card only).
- Over the Internet by clicking HERE.
- By mail to:
City of Perth
GPO Box P1237
PERTH WA 6844
Cheque or money order payments are to be made payable to CITY OF PERTH and crossed "Not Negotiable"
- At any Australia Post Office - before the due date.
You will need your bar coded Infringement or Reminder notice. Late payments can not be accepted.