Appeals, Infringements and Fines

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Have you received a parking infringement that you would like to have reviewed? In certain circumstances the Town is prepared to assess an infringement once it has been issued, however this is not a guarantee that it will be withdrawn. Follow the below link to a list of FAQs on what to do after you receive an infringement:

What do I do after I receive a parking infringement notice?

 

Before lodging an appeal please read the following:

Appeals will generally NOT be considered if you received an infringement because:

a)    The driver did not realise the time, or lost track of the time.

b)    The driver's doctor's appointment or hairdresser's appointment ran over time.

c)    The driver's exam/lecture went over time.

d)    The restaurant/café service was slow.

e)    The driver had not applied for relevant parking permits or permit was left in another vehicle.

f)     The driver went to get change from a local shop for the machine.

g)    The driver considered the sign was confusing or did not understand the sign.

h)    The driver was not familiar with the parking requirements.

i)     The driver did not know that parking restrictions applied.

j)     The driver was visiting someone in hospital.

k)    The driver was only there for a few minutes or only departed the vehicle for a short time.

l)     The vehicle ran out of fuel.

m)   The driver experienced difficulties when using the ticket machine, however did not report the fault to the Town, as stated on the ticket machine.

n)    The driver saw other vehicles parked there, so thought it was ok.

If, after reading the above, you still wish to appeal the Infringement Notice, you are required to complete either the online form below or if preferred, complete and lodge a Parking_Infringement_Appeal_Form  and send it to the Town of Cambridge, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat 6014 (Attention: Ranger Services).

 

 

 

Reasons why an Infringement Notice may be withdrawn. Supporting documentation MUST be provided by the appellant

NO.

REASON

1.

Infringement Notice was issued 'contrary to law' (you believe you did not commit the offence). You are required to provide details/reasons as to why the Infringement Notice issued contrary to law.

2.

The vehicle owner was not the driver at the time. A properly completed, signed and witnessed Statutory Declaration must be provided.

3.

A disabled parking permit was not displayed or was obscured. A valid ACROD permit in the name of the vehicle owner must be provided.

4.

Faulty Town of Cambridge ticket machine. This must be substantiated by an Authorised Person or the Town's contracted Equipment Maintenance Technician. In addition, the driver must have reported to the Town the fault/difficulty at the time of the alleged ticket machine malfunction.

5.

A valid parking ticket was purchased, but not displayed or was obscured.  The valid parking ticket must be provided.

6.

Parking on private property. Written consent of property owner or authorised representative must be provided, together with payment of the Town's administration fee (currently $25.00).

7.

Signage was missing, obscured, or inadequate.  The information must be substantiated by a Town Authorised Person following a site inspection confirming the assertion.

8.

Valid residential, tradesperson or commercial parking permit was not displayed or was obscured.  Consideration will only be given where written evidence is provided by the resident or permit holder to support the drivers' claim that a permit has, or should have been displayed.

9.

Parking on a verge without adjacent landowner's consent.  Consideration will only be given where the written consent of the property owner or their authorised representative is provided.

  Consideration will only be given where the written consent of the property owner or their authorised representative is provided.

10.

'Special and/or Extenuating Circumstances',

 which include but are not limited to;

a)  Life threatening or serious medical emergency.  Documentary evidence must be provided from a responsible person at a medical centre/practitioner's surgery or the relevant hospital to substantiate the incident in writing;

b)  Vehicle breakdown or vehicle accident (eg, flat tyre, flat battery, vehicle immobiliser will not de-activate etc). Written evidence must be provided from RAC, reputable mechanical firm, attending tow truck driver, or person who rectified the fault confirming that the vehicle could not be moved;

c)  Vehicle stolen or used without the prior authority of the owner.  In this situation, the relevant Police Report Number is to be provided;

d) 'emotional state or mental condition', where a driver's emotional state, mental or intellectual disability, disorder or illness is a factor for non-compliance. Evidence to be provided from general practitioner, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, or accredited drug treatment agency or counsellor to demonstrate the condition prevailing at the time resulted in driver being unable to either understand or control their conduct which led to the infringement notice being issued;

e) Compliance with a lawful instruction from a Police Officer, Ranger or other Town Authorised Person. In cases due to an emergency or as a result of action by the Police to remove/apprehend the driver, consideration only given where a statement from Police or other Authorised Person is provided; or

f) Other - please provide details of the circumstances to be considered.


  Parking Infringement Appeal Form
Infringement Number *
Date Infringement Issued *
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Vehicle Registration *
Make and Model of Vehicle *
I am the *    
Please choose one *    
Surname *
Given Names
Postal Address *
Suburb *
Postcode *
Date of Birth *
Email Address *
Contact Number (no spaces) *
Further Information *
Reasons    

Supporting evidence may be uploaded as follows:

Statutory Declaration (If Reason 2)
Acrod Permit (If Reason 3)
Valid Parking Ticket (If Reason 5)
Witness Statement (If Reason 6, 9, 10)
Photograph/s (If Reason 7)
Parking Permit (If Reason 8)
Other **
** If Other, please provide details of the circumstances to be considered
I hereby declare the above statement is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. I understand that it is an offence to give a false statement or one that is intended to mislead. *
 

Last Updated: 19/01/2016