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Parking rules and infringements

Parking rules make our roads safer and the use of parking spaces fair for our community.

Parking rules

It is the responsibility of the vehicle driver to ensure that they know and follow the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017.  Knox City Council enforces these rules by issuing fines to drivers who break them.  In addition to Council, the Police can also enforce these rules.

The Road Safety Rules cover:

  • parking safely
  • parking lines
  • parking zones.

All parking and stopping rules apply even if your vehicle has broken down or if you have your hazard warning light on.

Find out more about the Road Safety Rules on the VicRoads website.

Pay your parking fine

There are several ways you can pay your parking infringement.

View your parking fine

If you break parking rules in Knox you will be issued with a fine. You can view your infringement details online, including any photos taken.

This information can help you decide on what action to take to resolve your fine.

A fine is still valid if there are no photos or they are of poor quality. Officers are not required to take photos by law.

Make sure you leave at least 24 hours for your infringement to be uploaded into our system.

Council Officers can take photos of vehicles that have broken the parking rules. This documents the offence and assists with the review or prosecution of a fine.

These images are only accessible by authorised Knox City Council staff and vehicle owners and are governed by our Privacy Statement

View your fine by typing in your infringement notice number and vehicle registration number.

If you have lost these details, please email knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au.

View your parking fine online

Note that the amount shown is the original penalty amount. It does not include any extra charges.

Request a review of your infringement

You may request a review of your infringement.

Internal reviews

When reviewing parking fines, Council checks all available information, including:

  • Information collected by the parking officer who issued the notice
  • Photographs may be taken by the officer. These are not a legal requirement, but most officers take photos in the course of their work.
  • All information provided by the applicant (and any supporting documentation).
  • Road Safety Road Rules 2017 requirements.
  • Relevant provisions under the Victorian Infringements Act 2006. These guide the internal review of infringement notices.

Common parking issues

Parking in loading zones

Loading zones are authorised parking spaces for use by specific types of vehicles. These spaces are for the picking up or setting down of passengers or goods. They are not intended for the short-term parking of private vehicles.

Parking signs

Some parking signs can be up to 75m apart and motorists will not always be able to see the applicable sign from where their car is parked.

If you can’t see a parking sign, don’t assume that the area has unrestricted parking.

Every time you park you should:

  • check for a sign along a length of road
  • carefully read the sign
  • follow the information on it every time you park

You must check the parking restrictions even if you’re familiar with the area (for example, if you live or park there regularly). Where required, parking signs can change immediately and without any notice.

Time limits on parking signs

Knox has many areas with time restricted parking.  We recommend you allow extra time to return to your vehicle when parking in these areas to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

School areas

Council has a zero-tolerance policy for parking offences in or around school areas.

This includes any situation where you stop your vehicle illegally, even for just a moment.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Community Laws department on 9298 8000.

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