Australia Day 2017 important traffic and parking information for residents

Public Notice 10 January 2017
Australia Day

Australia Day Parking Map 2017

Orange Area - restricted access

Roads will be closed from 10am-10.30pm on 26 January 2017 (except for Way Rd, which will be closed from 8am, please see map). No street, verge or crossover parking will be permitted during this time. Residents can enter via the points marked on the map.

The following FAQs are for those residing in the ORANGE AREA (see map):

Can I park on my private property?

 Yes. You do not need a special permit to park on your private property (driveway or carport). You can enter the area by presenting a valid driver’s license listing your current address. If you do not have your current address listed on your driver’s license, you will need to provide alternative identification with your name on it, such as a utilities bill.

I live in a single residential property and I don’t have private parking space, do I need a permit?

Yes. You need a Resident Verge Permit to park on the verge in front of your property. If you park on the crossover in front of your property, this is considered part of the verge and you will need a verge permit to park there.

I expect visitors on Australia Day, where can my visitors park?

 If you have parking space available on your private property, you can complete the online Permit Application Form and apply for a Visitor Access Permit for your guests. Please note that this permit does not allow them to park on a verge (including your crossover) or in the street.

I require a care provider on Australia Day, where can my carer park?

Should you have a care provider scheduled to visit on Australia Day 2017, please contact the City during business hours on 9474 0777 to arrange a special permit.

How to apply for a Verge Permit

To obtain a Resident Verge Permit you must reside in the ORANGE AREA (see map), in a single residential property (this does not apply to apartments and unit complexes) and your vehicle must be registered to your address. If your vehicle is not registered to your address (e.g. people driving a work car), please provide proof that links your vehicle to your address (e.g. letter from employer).

 A copy of your vehicle’s registration (showing current address or provide additional proof – see above) must be forwarded to the City along with the completed permit application form.  

Permit application forms can be obtained from the Civic Centre, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth, via email or phone 9474 0777 to request to have an application form mailed out to you.

Pink Area - restricted parking

Anyone can access the PINK AREA (see map) but parking is restricted to maintain sufficient access for emergency vehicles. Residents or guests that ordinarily park on the road or verge (this includes your crossover), must observe the temporary parking signs. To find out if your street is affected please refer to the map.

Disability & ACROD parking

There are three parking areas for disability/ACROD permit holders (see map):

  • Inside the Celebration Zone (off Mill Point Rd opposite Forrest St)
  • Coode St Car Park (end of Coode St)
  • Hurlingham Rd Car Park (end of Hurlingham Rd)

A valid ACROD permit must be displayed to gain access into the access restricted areas (entering via the points marked on the map).

Bicycle parking

Bicycle parking is available inside the Celebration Zone (see map). Don’t forget to bring a bike lock.  

Free event transport

To facilitate access to the City of South Perth Celebration Zone, the City will be providing a free shuttle service between the George Burnett Leisure Centre (GBLC: Manning Rd, Cnr Elderfield Rd, Karawara), the City of South Perth Civic Centre (Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth) and the event zone.

The shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes back and forth between 2-9.30pm, but not during the fireworks (8-8.30pm). Both GBLC and the Civic Centre are easily accessible from the Kwinana Freeway and have ample parking facilities.

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Share your best photos or videos from Australia Day on Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth by tagging the City on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and using #discoversouthperth

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Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.