Parking legislation
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Sep 2019

Parking on the Sunshine Coast is regulated by both state legislation and local laws:

It is the driver's responsibility to know and comply with these rules.

View the below information for a list of all current regulated parking offences and the top 10 most common parking offences.



Penalty unit amounts are set by the Queensland government and this changes from time to time. The penalty unit amount information can be found at www.qld.gov.au. The 2019/2020 penalty unit amount for parking offences on the spot fines is set at $133.45 per penalty unit.

Refer to the current parking offences regulated by council including where to access the legislation and the penalty units applicable.

Parking offences issued under Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 2009

Offence description  Section  Penalty Units 
Angle parking (incorrect)
210(1)  0.75
Double parking
189(1)  0.75
No parking signs (stop contra to a no parking sign)  168(1)  0.75 
No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line
169  0.75 
No stopping signs (stop contra to a no stopping sign)  167  0.75 
Obstructing access to and from a driveway or other way of access to or from adjacent land  198(2)  0.75 
Obstructing access to and from a footpath, footpath ramp or similar way of access to footpath
198(1)  0.75 
Parallel parking in a median strip parking area
209(2)  0.75 
Parallel parking in a road-related area  208(1A)  0.75 
Parallel parking on a road (incorrect)  208(1)  0.75
Parking for longer than indicated  205(1)  0.50 
Parking in parking bays
211(2)  0.75 
Parking in parking bays (minimum number of bays)  211(3)  0.75
Stopping in or near a safety zone 190(1) 0.75 
Stopping at or near a bus stop (within 20m before and 10m after)  195(1)  0.75
Stopping in a bus lane, transit lane or truck lane 187(1)  0.75 
Stopping in a bus zone  183(1)  0.75 
Stopping in a loading zone  179(1) 0.75 
Stopping in a loading zone (bus, commercial vehicle - max 30 mins or as signed) 179(2) 0.75
Stopping in a loading zone (non commercial 20 mins drop off or pick up goods) 179(2A)  0.75
Stopping in a loading zone (non commercial max 2 minutes drop off or pick up passengers)  179(2) 0.75 
Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities 203(1) 2.00 
Stopping in a permit zone  185(1) 0.75 
Stopping in a shared zone 188  0.75 
Stopping in a taxi zone 182(1) 0.75 
Stopping in a truck zone 180(1) 0.75
Stopping in a works zone 181(1) 0.75
Stopping in a mail zone 186(1) 0.75
Stopping in or near an intersection 170(1) 0.75
Stopping in or near an intersection (within 10 metres of an intersection without traffic lights) 170(4) 0.75 
Stopping in or near an intersection (within 20 metres of an intersection with traffic lights) 170(2) 0.75
Stopping near a fire hydrant 194(1) 0.75
Stopping near a post box 199 0.75
Stopping near an obstruction 191 0.75
Stopping on a bridge or near a tunnel (causeway, ramp or similar structure) 192(1) 0.75
Stopping on a clearway  176(1) 0.75
Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area 193(1)  0.75
Stopping on a painted island 197(1A) 0.75
Stopping on a path, dividing strip or nature strip 197(1) 0.75
Stopping on a road with a bicycle parking sign 201 0.75
Stopping on a road with a motorbike parking sign 202 0.75
Stopping on a traffic island 197(1) 0.75
Stopping on or near a children's crossing 171(1) 0.75
Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection) 172(1) 0.75
Stopping on roads - heavy and long vehicles (except on shoulder) 200(1) 0.75
Stopping on roads - heavy and long vehicles (longer than 1 hour) 200(2) 0.75

Parking offences issued under Transport Operations Road Use Management Act.

Offence description Section Penalty Units
Contravention of an indication given by an official traffic sign 75 0.50
Paid parking offences (if another vehicle is parked in the space)
106(1)(c)
0.3
Paid parking offences (meet requirements of an authorised system) 106(1)(a)(ii)
0.3
Paid parking offences (parked for longer than the maximum time indicated) 106(1)(b) 0.3
Paid parking offences (parked on expired meter) 106(1)(a)(i) 0.3
Paid parking offences (vehicle not wholly within a parking space)
106(1)(d) 0.3

Parking offences issued under Local Laws.

Offence description Section Penalty Units
Heavy vehicle parking in an off-street parking area 10(1) 2.00
Heavy vehicle parking in an off-street parking area (drive through)
10(2) 2.00
Interference with regulated parking
(authorised system, designated parking space, off-street regulated parking)
12(2) 2.00
Interference with regulated parking
(commercial vehicle identification label, permit or infringement notice attached to a vehicle)
12(1) 2.00
Paid parking offences (if another vehicle is parked in the space)
106(1)(c)
0.3
Paid parking offences (meet requirements of an authorised system) 106(1)(a)(ii)
0.3
Paid parking offences (parked for longer than the maximum time indicated) 106(1)(b) 0.3
Paid parking offences (parked on expired meter) 106(1)(a)(i) 0.3
Paid parking offences (vehicle not wholly within a parking space)
106(1)(d) 0.3
Restrictions on heavy vehicle parking on a road (traffic area) 9 2.00
Vehicle for sale on Local Government controlled areas and roads 5.4(a) 2.00
Vehicle for sale on Main Road controlled areas and roads 5.4(a) 2.00