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Parking legislation

Access and view regulated parking legislation.

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.

Current regulated 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 2023/2024 penalty unit amount for parking offences on the spot fines is set at $154.80 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 parking189(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 line169 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 footpath198(1) 0.75 
Parallel parking in a median strip parking area209(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 zone190(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 lane187(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 disabilities203(1)2.00 
Stopping in a permit zone 185(1)0.75 
Stopping in a shared zone188 0.75 
Stopping in a taxi zone182(1)0.75 
Stopping in a truck zone180(1)0.75
Stopping in a works zone181(1)0.75
Stopping in a mail zone186(1)0.75
Stopping in or near an intersection170(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 hydrant194(1)0.75
Stopping near a post box1990.75
Stopping near an obstruction1910.75
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 area193(1) 0.75
Stopping on a painted island197(1A)0.75
Stopping on a path, dividing strip or nature strip197(1)0.75
Stopping on a road with a bicycle parking sign2010.75
Stopping on a road with a motorbike parking sign2020.75
Stopping on a traffic island197(1)0.75
Stopping on or near a children's crossing171(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 descriptionSectionPenalty units
Contravention of an indication given by an official traffic sign750.50
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 descriptionSectionPenalty units
Heavy vehicle parking in an off-street parking area10(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)92.00
Vehicle for sale on Local Government controlled areas and roads5.4(a)2.00
Vehicle for sale on Main Road controlled areas and roads5.4(a)2.00

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Parking fact sheets

Parking fact sheets

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Parking fact sheets