There are places where you can’t park. You can be fined and/or have your vehicle towed away if you park in these places. You must not park or stop your vehicle:

  • on the right-hand side of the road, except in a one-way street
  • where it’s in the way of other road users, including pedestrians
  • near a corner, curve, hill, traffic island or intersection, if it stops other people from seeing along the road
  • on the road, if you can park on the margin or off the road without damaging grass or gardens – unless there are no parking signs
  • on any footpath, traffic island, taxi stand or marked bus stop
  • closer than 6 metres to an intersection, the approach side of a pedestrian crossing or a bus stop marked only by a sign
  • in front of, or closer than 1 metre to a vehicle entrance
  • alongside another parked vehicle – that is, you must not double-park 
  • on no stopping lines – broken yellow lines marked near the edge of the road
  • where traffic signs say you must not stop or park
  • where a sign says that part of the road is only for buses, taxis or goods service vehicles
  • in a cycle lane 
  • in a bus or transit lane during the hours of operation shown on the signs 
  • on a fire hydrant, marked by a yellow rectangle and circle, unless a licensed driver who can move the vehicle stays with it 
  • within 50cm of any fire hydrant, unless a licensed driver who can move the vehicle stays with it
  • between a yellow arrow indicating the direction of a fire hydrant and the kerb, unless a licensed driver who can move the vehicle stays with it.

Fire hydrant road marking

Indicates the direction of the fire hydrant

Park with care and consideration for others. You must leave enough room between your vehicle and other parked vehicles to allow easy access.