Appeal a Parking Infringement
Paying your parking fine
- Payment is required within 28 days from date of issue of the infringement notice
- After 28 days a Reminder Notice is issued
- After a further 28 days, a Final Notice will be issued, plus an administration fee
- The infringement will be referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry approximately 28 days after the Final Notice has been issued.
If you wish to dispute a fine, you must complete a Parking Infringement Appeal Form and return it to the City by:
Post: Chief Executive Officer, City of South Perth Civic Centre, Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth WA 6151.
Valid reasons for appeal
With documentation to support your appeal, infringements may be appealed and withdrawn in the following circumstances:
- The vehicle owner was not the driver at time of infringement issue and the vehicle owner has supplied the City of South Perth with the driver’s name and address details in the form of a properly completed statutory declaration witnessed by an authorised witness
- Disabled parking permit displayed that may have fallen from dashboard, a valid ACROD permit in the name of the vehicle owner must be produced
- Immediate medical attention (or medical emergency) was required or being undertaken to the driver or their passenger. A medical certificate from a medical practitioner or an authorised person at the relevant hospital authority must substantiate this in writing
- Vehicle breakdown, flat tyre, etc. Documentary evidence must be provided from the RAC, a reputable motor vehicle breakdown service company or motor vehicle mechanical repair company or other evidence of mechanical failure to be provided
- The illegal parking of the vehicle was authorised by a Police Officer or Ranger due to an emergency or as a result of action by the Police. i.e. parking of vehicle due to drink/driving allegation. A statement by the Police Officer or Ranger to be provided.
Invalid reasons for appeal
The following are not valid reasons or explanations that would allow the withdrawal of a parking infringement:
- You did not see the sign. The driver must look for and comply with parking signs to ascertain if parking is permitted in the area
- You did not understand the parking sign or the sign was confusing. The City's signs comply with the standards set by the relevant Australian Standard
- You did not know that parking restrictions applied
- You couldn’t find a parking bay so you left your vehicle in a place you thought would have been alright. The driver must look for and comply with parking signs to ascertain if parking is permitted in the area
- You did not know the parking rules. These rules fall under the Road Traffic Code and form part of the requirements for obtaining a driver's license
- You thought you were allowed to park there. Only authorised vehicles can park in loading zones, taxi stands, disabled parking bays or bus zones
- You went to get change for the machine. You need to arrange this before you arrive
- The ticket or permit had fallen out of sight or flipped upside down. You must ensure that any parking ticket or permit is displayed correctly prior to leaving the vehicle
- You had to use the toilet
- You were only there for a few minutes or you lost track of the time
- You were helping someone and thought it was ok to disregard the parking rules. Drivers need to ensure their vehicle is legally parked, regardless of the reason
- Your doctor's appointment / hairdresser / job interview / exam / lecture, etc went over time. You must ensure you have parked in a place that provides enough time for your requirements
- You did not see the time restrictions on the sign or did not read all information on the sign
- You were visiting someone in hospital
- You ran out of fuel.
If a fine is withdrawn, and this occurs only in rare circumstances, an administration fee may be charged. The fine will be withdrawn from the system upon receipt of the administration fee.
In some circumstances, you may be required to complete a Statutory Declaration.