Parking

Parking and traffic laws apply to ensure the safe and fair use of roads.

Parking Officers are employed by council to enforce parking restrictions across Hume.

All residents and visitors are encouraged to observe parking restrictions throughout our city.

If you receive a parking infringement notice and wish to appeal please refer to our Appealing an Infringement information.

Click here for more information about Paying a Parking Fine.

Parking on a footpath, nature strip or dividing strip

Council has a no tolerance policy to parking on nature strips, on footpaths or dividing strips.

Footpaths, nature strips and dividing strips are constructed for pedestrian traffic only and are not designed to carry vehicles. It is our duty of care to ensure that footpaths and nature strips are safe for residents and pedestrians.

Whilst we understand that residents sometimes park on the nature strip because they feel it is safer than parking on the road, parking on nature strips (completely or partially) is not only a breach of the Road Rules but it can also create a range of problems including damage to the nature strip surface, trees and root systems, kerb and channel, and house drain connections and other underground services. This Road Rule applies even if the nature strip surface has been changed to a permeable surface, such as granitic sand, lilydale topping or other gravel or similar graded material.

An Infringement Notice can be issued to a vehicle parked in a private driveway if the vehicle is protruding onto the footpath leaving an insufficient amount of footpath clear for comfortable pedestrian access.

We acknowledge residents contribution to the local amenity by mowing the grass and watering the trees.

Train station parking

Hume City Council is not authorised to enforce parking, issue parking fines or deal with parking problems in train station car parks. This includes, Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Coolaroo, Roxburgh Park, Sunbury and Upfield train stations.

Metro Authorised Officers enforce parking rules in these train station car parks.

If you wish to report a parking issue in a train station car park, you will need to contact Metro

Parking in a Loading Zone

Parking in a Loading Zone is not permitted under the Road Safety Road Rules 2009 unless the vehicle meets specific eligibility criteria.

A vehicle which meets the specific eligibility criteria can not stay in the loading zone for longer than the sign permits. If the sign does not specify a time restriction a vehicle can park for no longer than 30 minutes.

For further information about specific eligibility criteria for parking in a Loading Zone call Local Laws on 9205 2200.

Parking around schools

Safety around schools is a priority for Council and the community. Improving safety around schools is a partnership between Council, parents and the school community.

Council receives many calls expressing concern about illegally parked vehicles and the problems they pose for children's safety. Parking restrictions near schools are strictly enforced to maximise the safety of students and other pedestrians in the area.

Some common parking issues around schools include:

  • parking in 'No Stopping' areas
  • parents staying in drop off areas for longer than permitted
  • double parking, i.e. parking between the center of the road and another vehicle that is parked at the side of the road.

Trucks in a residential area

Trucks parking in a residential area create a traffic hazard due to the size of the vehicle, as well as creating noise issues for neighbouring properties.

Road Safety Road Rules deem it an offence for any vehicle over 7.5 metres in length and/or over 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass to stay parked in a built up area for longer than 1 hour.

If you wish to apply for a permit to keep a large vehicle on your property, please submit an application to City Laws by following the link to Local Laws Permits .

For more information about parking restrictions, please visit VicRoads website.

Reporting illegally parked cars.

To report a car or truck parked illegally, contact Customer Service on 9205 2200.
Council's Traffic Officers will investigate any breach of the Road Safety Road Rules.

 

 


Updated : 3:53 PM, 13 June 2017

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