Local Laws – parking

Parking

The Borough of Queenscliffe has parking areas that are time restricted as well as parking bays for special needs – for example, disabled bays and loading zones. Local law officers regularly patrol the municipality and issue on-the-spot fines for anyone breaching the Road Regulations.

JL Jordan Reserve located at the lower (northern) end of Hesse Street provides a 24-hour ticketed parking area for vehicles and boat trailers near the boat ramp.

We ask that people observe the signage in the Borough and take care not to obstruct access for pedestrians or vehicles.

If you have been issued with a penalty notice, you have 28 days in which to pay or appeal the penalty notice to avoid additional charges. Please read carefully the information provided on the infringement and follow the instructions

Loading zones

To be eligible to use a loading zone, your vehicle must fall into one of the following three categories:

  1. A truck or utility built for the carrying of goods
  2. A vehicle that is permanently sign-written (painted) or displays a magnetic or other sticker so as to clearly indicate to Council that the vehicle is being used in connection with a commercial business
  3. A vehicle that has a 'G' registration.

You must be loading or unloading goods and are only permitted to stay the indicated time.

Penalties apply to vehicles that do not qualify to use the loading zone.

Disabled parking permits

Disabled parking bays are reserved for people who hold a valid category 1 permit only.

The disabled person must get out of the vehicle when using these bays. If all available disabled bays are occupied, a permit holder may stay twice as long as the time limit specified in a normal parking bay. Disabled parking permits are to be displayed on the dashboard of the car.

To be eligible for a disabled permit, your doctor must complete an application form and then submit it to Council for assessment. Council will contact you within three to five days and let you know whether your application is successful.

Penalties apply to anyone parking without a valid permit in a disabled bay.

Sleeping in vehicles

It is an offence to sleep in any vehicle in any public place in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Arrangements for accommodation should be made before arriving to ensure you have a place to stay.

Penalties apply per person.

Alcohol in vehicles and public places

A person must not consume any liquor or have in his or her possession any liquor in an open container in any public place or in a vehicle in a public place. The exceptions are where premises are licensed premises or authorised premises under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 or where the Council has granted an exemption or a permit.

Penalties apply per person.