Due to our proximity to the Perth CBD, there is a strong demand for parking in the City of South Perth. To ensure equitable access to parking, the City provides a variety of parking options.

Free parking

Free unrestricted and time-limited parking is available in most streets. Parking signs indicate time limits and parking restrictions in each location where applicable. In these areas, you may move your car to another street after your allotted time has expired. Moving your vehicle to a different location on the same street will incur a fine. It is an offence to remove chalk marks made by a community ranger from your tyres.

There is currently one hour free parking at selected car parks and roadside parking areas along the South Perth Foreshore. Please note that you must still obtain and clearly display a parking ticket on the dash of your vehicle, even if you parking in one hour free bays.

Ratepayers can apply for an additional hour of free parking in these zones, totalling two hours of free parking. Read here to find more.

Verge parking

To park on a verge, you will need the permission of the owner/occupier of the premises adjacent to the verge, unless where signage prohibits such action. 

During special events, parking on some verges is restricted. See below for more information on special event parking restrictions.

Parking restriction administration

The City's local laws relating to parking and parking facilities ensure that all motorists park safely and that parking is fair for everyone. Fines may be issued where motorists do not adhere to these laws. Further information on how parking infringements are calculated is available on the City’s Local Laws webpage.

Common mistakes made by motorists when parking or stopping their vehicles include:

  • Stopping in a no stopping area: You may not stop the vehicle for any amount of time, generally because of safety and access reasons. Areas are indicated by signs and/or solid yellow lines adjacent to the kerb or road edge
  • Parking in a no parking area: You may stop the vehicle to immediately set down or pick up passengers/goods. The driver must remain with the vehicle
  • Parking in a loading zone, bus stop, or designated vehicle bay (i.e. ACROD permit bay, taxi rank or motorcycle parking bay)
  • Parking on a verge where signage prohibits such action, or without permission from the property owner or occupier
  • Parking and obstructing footpath access, right-of-ways or private driveways
  • Parking facing against the traffic flow (parking the front of the car in the wrong direction)Parking within three metres of a double barrier white line, ten metres of an intersection or nine metres of a traffic island
  • Parking in a restricted area during a special event without an appropriate permit
  • Parking in a public area for a period greater than 24 hours.

ACROD parking

An Australian Disability Parking Permit entitles holders to use ACROD parking bays within the City. Please ensure that your permit is clearly displayed inside the windscreen of the vehicle.

The City’s access and mobility map provides the location of ramps, pathways and parking bays.

ACROD permit holder may park in an ACROD bay for no time limit as long as a current disability permit is clearly displayed. 

A driver may park in a thoroughfare or parking station for twice the period indicated on the sign as long as a current disability permit is clearly displayed.

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