Private Parking Areas
Council may provide services in relation to policing of the Private Parking Areas Act in private car parks within the City.
Council may provide services in relation to policing of the Private Parking Areas Act in private car parks within the City. Infringements can be issued on private property if the owners and Council have made an agreement for the enforcement by Council of the provisions of Part 3 of the Private Parking Areas Act 1986 in relation to that private parking area, for example, Shopping Centre car parks. These car parks all display the appropriate signage.
Parking in a disabled persons parking area (without displaying a permit)
Only vehicles bearing a valid Disabled Permit from the Department of Transport Energy & Infrastructure are permitted in this zone. The Permit entitles the driver to park for the maximum time as indicated on the signs. No extensions of time are permitted. Permit holders may park for 90 minutes extra or double the time whichever is the greater in time limit zones (please ensure you check the signs carefully).
Disabled Parking Permits
An application for a permit is available from Dept of Transport Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI) to people who have permanent disabilities and this permit must be displayed at all times when parked in a Disable Permit Zone. The applicant's doctor completes the appropriate form and the permit is issued in respect to the information provided by the Doctor. There is a cost involved for this permit. Contact Dept of Transport Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI) on 13 10 84.
This permit is the means by which Council officers assess the eligibility of vehicles to park in these zones.
The Disabled Person's symbol is displayed in car parks and means that only vehicles displaying a current disabled person's parking permit issued under Part 3D of Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and driven by or carrying the disabled person may use the parking space.
The holder of a disabled person's parking permit must comply with all parking conditions.
Vehicles displaying a Disabled Parking Permit
- Extended time only applies in time limit zones.
- May park for 90 minutes extra or double the time whichever is the greater in time limit zones (please ensure you check the signs carefully).
- May not park in any other parking area eg "No Stopping" or "Bus Zone" etc.
The extended time does not apply in loading zones or non permissive zones (normal loading zone conditions apply)
Incorrectly parking in a loading area
Loading Zones are only available for the pickup or set down of goods or items, which are too large or heavy to carry conveniently. If you have a commercial vehicle you may use a Loading Zone for a maximum of 30 minutes as long as you are loading or unloading. A 'commercial vehicle' means a motor vehicle constructed solely or mainly for the carriage of goods (including a vehicle of the kind commonly called a utility, but excluding a vehicle of the kind commonly called a station wagon or station sedan).
All other vehicles (this includes station wagons and hatchbacks) may only use a Loading Zone for a maximum of 10 minutes if goods, which due to their weight or size are difficult to handle, are being picked up or set down.
Parking in a no stopping area
A total prohibition on parking applies in these areas as these restrictions are imposed for road and pedestrian safety reasons and to maintain access. You are not permitted to stop or park in these zones at any time, regardless of the reason.
Parking in a permit area (without displaying a permit)
Only vehicles bearing a current, valid Permit are permitted in this type of zone. The Permit must be displayed or the vehicle will be reported. Disabled Permits do not apply / are not valid for use in Permit Zones other than those marked 'Disabled Permit'.
Parking in a restricted parking area
A vehicle must not be parked in a restricted area unless the vehicle is of the class for which the restricted area is established. (Motorcycle only, taxi zone, emergency vehicles only etc.)
Exceeding the specified time limit
The Time limit is the maximum time that a vehicle may park in that area. The vehicle must be driven completely out of and away from the shopping centre. It is recommended that you use parking locations, which are suitable for your purposes, especially if you are expecting to be delayed for any reason.
Signs indicating the maximum time limit in the shopping centres are erected at all entrances to the private parking area from main roads. They are large white signs with black writing and advise drivers that the area is subject to the provisions of the Private Parking Areas Act. They indicate the maximum time limit unless otherwise indicated, such as disabled zones, loading zones, taxi zones, and no stopping zones.