Safe and legal parking

Learn more about parking and vehicle restrictions in the City of Swan to help avoid infringements and keep the community safe.

 

Verge parking within the City is generally regulated with signage. It is an offence to park on verges where verge parking is prohibited by signs, and you may receive an infringement notice if you fail to comply.

Where no signage is in place, the adjacent land owner/occupier should be approached for consent to park on the verge.

Sale of vehicles

You are not allowed to advertise your vehicle for sale in a road reserve. This includes advertising a vehicle on your front verge or on a median strip.

Parking on or over a footpath

Footpaths are for the safe passage of pedestrians and are commonly shared with wheelchair users and parents with prams. You are not allowed to park your vehicle on or over a footpath as this will cause an obstruction.

Truck parking

Commercial vehicles including trucks, buses, boats, trailers and caravans cannot be parked on a verge, unless the commercial vehicle is being loaded or unloaded and no obstruction is caused to a carriageway or path.

Footpaths are for the safe passage of pedestrians and are commonly shared with wheelchair users and parents with prams. You are not allowed to park your vehicle on or over a footpath as this will cause an obstruction.

It is also unacceptable to park a vehicle on a median strip, traffic island or roundabout. These controls divide traffic to make driving on busy roads safer.

Parking restrictions are put in place near schools to protect children when they are either dropped off or picked up from school. If you do not comply with the parking signs you may be infringed.

 A ‘No Stopping’ sign, for example, will show you where vehicles are not permitted to stop for any length of time, unless avoiding a collision.

Signs may also have day and time restrictions. This means the parking prohibitions apply only during the times and days shown.

Parked vehicles must always face the same way as the direction of the traffic flow and not facing oncoming traffic.

The City's School Road Safety Guide(PDF, 8MB) is a great source of information for parents and schools, including road safety information, fun activities and information about signage. 

To use disability parking bays, vehicles must clearly display a current ACROD parking permit.

Where the designated disability bay is occupied by another vehicle, you are permitted to park in an adjacent parking bay, pay the required parking fee (if applicable) and continue to park for double the time displayed on the signage within that parking station. 

A vehicle utilising a disability bay within street parking is entitled to double the time displayed on the sign.

Find out more about, or apply for, an ACROD parking permit.

The City's Consolidated Local Laws 2005(DOC, 578KB) allow for an agreement between the City and an owner of private land to extend the operation of any parking restrictions to that private land by constituting the car parks as a parking station.

The Private Property Parking Agreement enables parking provisions to extend to private land by granting Authorised Officers ot the City the authorisation to enter that private land. Where an Authorised Complainant identifies a vehicle parked in a Parking Station on private land in contravention of the City's Consolidated Local Laws 2005, the Local Government Act 1995 or the Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014, an Infringement Notice may be issued by an Authorised Officer of the City.

The agreement is generally suitable for a Parking Facility or Parking Station having more than 20 and less than 120 parking bays. Applications for car parks with bay numbers outside of this range may be considered at the City's discretion.

Lodging your application

Complete the application form(DOCX, 464KB) and lodge it:

  1. In person at 2 Midland Square, Midland  WA  6056 (Cash, Cheque, Money Order, Credit Card and EFTPOS accepted)
  2. By mail to PO Box 196, Midland WA  6936 (Cheque, Money Order and Credit Card accepted )

Documents required for submission

  • All documents as set out in Clause 2 of the Application Form Conditions; and
  • Payment of the application fee of $150.00 (including GST)