Parking rules

Cars parked in a parking lot

Council enforces the parking restrictions as set out in the Road Safety Road Rules Victoria 2017 to ensure the safe and fair use of our roads and parking areas for the benefit of the whole community.

Visit the VicRoads website for detailed information about key road rules for parking.

Parking, the law and you is a booklet from the Victoria Law Foundation that provides important legal information about parking laws in Victoria and what to do if you get a fine. It covers parking laws and signs, fines, how to appeal, the consequences of not paying a fine and where to get help.

Common parking concerns


Under the Road Rules, motorists are not allowed to park fully or partially across a driveway. This includes parking a car in a driveway so that it blocks a footpath.

A car parked close to your driveway can make it more difficult to get out but there is no offence under the Road Rules unless part of it is across the driveway.

The illustration below shows what is allowed and what isn’t.

Illustration of vehicles parked illegally and legally near a driveway

If a vehicle is obstructing your driveway, this can be reported to Council by calling 1300 653 356. A parking officer will investigate and issue an infringement to the offending vehicle.

Please note we can only issue an infringement. If you are prevented from leaving your property, please contact the police directly as they have the power to remove a vehicle parked illegally.

Hockey stick markings

Hockey stick markings are advisory road markings that identify parking areas between driveways. Cars should park within these lines.

If cars are parking across your driveway on a regular basis, you can email us at to ask for white hockey stick markings to be installed on the road. Although these marking are not enforceable, they can be effective in encouraging drivers to park in a way that doesn’t obstruct your driveway. 

Public holiday parking restrictions

Parking restrictions on some signs do not apply on public holidays.

Parking signs with days of the week

If a parking sign shows any days of the week (for example, 'Mon-Fri' or 'Sat'), the sign will not apply on a public holiday unless it specifically says it does. For example, if a 1P timed parking sign says it only applies Monday to Friday, then it will not apply on a public holiday if it falls on one of those days.

Image of a parking sign that restricts parking to 1 hour from 9am to 12pm Monday through Friday

Parking signs without days of the week

If a parking sign does not show any days of the week, restrictions will apply every day, including public holidays. For example, if a sign says No Stopping, but it doesn’t mention any days of the week, then it will still apply on a public holiday.

Image of a No Standing parking sign

Beach parking

All of our beach car parks are patrolled on public holidays, and you will still need to purchase a ticket to park or display your resident foreshore parking permit.

Parking near an intersection

Unless there are signs saying that you can, you must not park within 20 metres of an intersection with traffic lights or within 10 metres of any other intersection.

Caravans, trailers and boats

Registered towable vehicles including caravans, campers and boat/trailers can be parked on the street if the vehicle is under 7.5 meters in length and less than 4.5 tonnes. Street parking rules and restrictions apply.

A resident permit cannot be used on a boat, trailer or caravan to exempt these vehicles from an area subject to a resident parking scheme.

Oversized or heavy vehicles greater than 7.5 metres in length or 4.5 tonnes in weight can’t be parked on streets in residential areas for more than one hour.

The only exceptions are if:

  •  parking signs indicate otherwise
  •  the vehicle is actively picking up or dropping off goods.

If a caravan, trailer or boat is attached to a car, the 7.5 metre rule applies to the total length of both vehicles together.