Parking in your Street
Parking infringements are issued when a vehicle is parked contrary to displayed parking restriction signs or contravenes regulations detailed in the Town's Parking Local Law 2001 (available below). To safeguard against parking in a way that contravenes the Town's regulations refer to the information outlined below.
Parking Local Law
If you have received an infringement that you believe has been incorrectly issued, an appeal process is available. Visit our Parking Infringement Appeal page for further information on the appeal process.
Parking restrictions and regulations
Parking restrictions in any street are displayed on signs set into the verge or near the edge of the kerb. Always check for parking information/restriction signs before leaving your vehicle.
At times special arrangements may be made for sporting, other events or construction sites. On these occasions, 'NO PARKING' or 'WORK ZONE' signs will be placed in the area where parking is prohibited. These signs override any other signs in the area. Where several signs are located on the same pole always read the top sign first; this indicates additional restrictions.
Red and white signs indicate when parking or standing is prohibited. Green and white signs indicate times when parking is permitted, time limit allowed and if tickets have to be purchased.
Where parking bays are marked on the surface of car parks or on a street, parking is only permitted within
these marked bays. Parking over marked lines is an offence.
Where time restrictions apply, it's an offence to park your vehicle beyond the specified time. When the
permitted time limit has expired, the vehicle must be removed from the area for not less than one hour. It's
an offence to return to any side of that same section of road within one hour.
Motorists must comply with parking restrictions such as 'NO PARKING' or 'NO STOPPING' that are marked
on the road surface. These are defined by yellow lines with the words stencilled on the road surface.
In 'NO PARKING' areas, a vehicle is only permitted to stop for sufficient time to allow passengers or goods to
be off-loaded. The vehicle can't be left unattended.
'NO PARKING' signs bearing a particular type of vehicle, for example 'taxis' permit only the vehicles shown on
the sign to park during restricted periods.
Vehicles may only stop in these zones to comply with other regulations (for example at traffic lights or to avoid
You can' t park or leave a vehicle on any portion of a roadway or verge, to display the vehicle for sale.
During peak hour, (usually 7:30am to 9am and 4:15pm to 6pm) 'NO STOPPING' restrictions apply along major
roads. These are marked by 'CLEARWAY' signs attached to higher posts along the route.
Parking on verges is prohibited unless permission has been obtained from the adjacent owner or occupier of
the premises. Where signs are erected prohibiting verge parking, not even the adjacent owner or occupier of
the property is allowed to park on the verge. Verge areas that have been paved, or bituminised are classed as
footpaths therefore parking is prohibited.
Loading bays are marked by yellow continuous lines and are reserved for licensed commercial vehicles.
Commercial vehicles can only park during permitted periods. Non-commercial vehicles aren't permitted to use
these facilities at any time.
Only vehicles displaying a current registered ACROD PERMIT on the windscreen or dashboard are allowed to
park in bays reserved for the disabled. A plaque or sticker bearing a disabled emblem isn't valid.
Signs in the area indicate bays that are for use by disabled people only and are marked with a BLUE sign
painted on the road surface.
Authorised permit holders who don't require a wheelchair or walking frame can park in any bay within a car park
or street and still receive concessions, leaving the extra wide bays for those who need them.
The Town allows holders of ACROD permits to park:
in street or kerbside time restricted areas for double the signposted time;
in street or kebside time restricted ticket parking areas for double the signposted time provided a ticket is
purchased and displayed; and
in the ACROD parking bays at the West Leederville Town Hall car park for double the signposted time, free of
Additional information on parking for the disabled can be found on our ACROD Permits page or contact ACROD
on (08) 9242 5544.
Throughout the Town, bays are provided for motorcycles. It's an offence for vehicles other than motorcycles to
park in bays reserved for motorcycles.
Motorcycles aren't permitted to double park and must be parked wholly within the boundaries of the motorcycle
Parking on or over a footpath is prohibited and is subject to a heavy penalty.
The use of Off-Road Vehicles is not permitted in the Town of Cambridge. All Off-Road Vehicles require
registration under the Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978 or under the Road Traffic Act, unless
used exclusively on private land. Persons committing offences under the Act are likely to receive on-the-spot
fines and may have their vehicle impounded.
Rangers patrol all reserves to monitor this unauthorised activity.
It's an offence to park a vehicle in a direction other than that of the moving traffic.
Contact us for further information on parking.
Last Updated: 13/08/2013