Residential parking

Council is regularly contacted by residents for assistance when vehicles are parked or stopped in places that restrict traffic flow and property access.  Residential areas have parking rules in place and if vehicles are illegally parked, council can help.

There are two steps you can take to deal with parking problems in your area.

  • if vehicles are illegally parked, contact council and request assistance
  • if the problem occurs regularly, complete the Parking Issue Register and record the time, date and details of how the car is affecting traffic flow or local access.

After completing the Parking Issue Register [DOC 315KB] you can return it by post to:

Transport Infrastructure Management - CR26
Locked Bag 72
Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Qld 4560.

Council may issue warnings or fines where appropriate. Please provide as much information as possible and we will assess the most effective solution.

Understanding where vehicles are allowed to park can help you determine if illegal parking activity is occurring in your area. Drivers must not park across a driveway or prevent access to a property.

Drivers are responsible for making sure their vehicle fits in the available space. This includes the space between driveways. Unless there are 'No Stopping' signs or yellow lines marked, parking in streets is legal.

If a car is parked across a driveway, preventing access, on a yellow line or disobeying official parking signs, you can contact council for assistance.

Parking near intersections

Drivers must not stop or park within 20 metres of a signalised intersection or 10 metres from a non-signalised intersection, unless otherwise signed.

At a T-intersection, drivers are allowed to park along the continuous road, unless otherwise signed or indicated. If vehicles are regularly parking too close to the intersection, record each incident in the Parking Issue Register [DOC 315KB] and council will assess the most effective solution.

Restricting traffic flow

Motorists must leave at least three metres of clear roadway between their vehicle and parked vehicles on the other side of the road, dividing strips, traffic islands or unbroken dividing lines. Parking on the footpath to allow cars to pass is illegal and motorists may be issued with a warning or fine. If parked vehicles regularly prevent traffic flow, record each incident in the Parking Issue Register [DOC 315KB] for council's assessment.

Traffic signs

No stopping signs, lines and clearways help traffic flow, ease congestion and enhance safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Always check the signs, lines and parking zones before parking or requesting enforcement.

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