Parking on the verge
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Dec 2018

Parking a vehicle wholly or partially on the nature strip or verge may be considered an offence under the Transport Operations Road Use Management (Road Rules) Regulation 2009.

Transport Operations Road Use Management (Road Rules) Regulation 2009 states that a driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or median strip, or the verge adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless the driver -

(a) stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies; and

(b) is permitted to stop at that place under Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.


In order to balance the needs of the community with legislative requirements and safety concerns, council officers will provide education and a caution in the first instance, unless there is a serious and immediate safety issue related to the vehicle being parked on the verge.

Education may take the form of one or more of the following:

  • a fact sheet
  • a letter outlining specific concerns
  • a verbal conversation
  • a cautionary advice

Enforcement may take the form of a formal infringement notice. All enforcement action will be fully documented to clearly demonstrate the safety issue identified by the officer.

Council is regularly contacted by residents for assistance when vehicles are parked or stopped in places that restrict traffic flow and property access. In circumstances where residents or visitors in your community are parking on the verge please review the above information and contact council for assistance by: