Public parking

Managed by Council to optimise public safety and traffic flow.

Council provides and manages public parking spaces through the Shire to ensure adequate access for residents and visitors and to ensure patronage to businesses and venues in main business and shopping precincts.

Council is responsible the management of parking within its Local Government area through enforcement of the NSW Road Rules and the Local Government Act 1993.

Council has the responsibility to carry out a number of regulatory functions on behalf of the state government. In 2002 the responsibility for parking regulation was transferred to Councils from the NSW Police by the NSW State Government.

Parking enforcement is designed to contribute to public safety though minimisation of dangerous activities, manage traffic flow and provide equitable access to available parking spaces.

Council's Rangers conduct the parking enforcement role within the Parkes Local Government area. This activity is conducted in accordance with Parkes Shire Council's Parking Enforcement Policy.

Information on the fines can be found at the Office of State Revenue - State Debt Recovery webpage.

For information on Mobility Parking Permits please click here to be referred to the NSW Roads and Maritime Services webpage

Council has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help residents better understand parking enforcement in the Parkes Shire.

Review or Appeal of Penalty Infringement Notice (Fine)

Parkes Shire Council does not have an internal Penalty Infringement Notice review process. Once a Penalty Infringement Notice is issued Council cannot cancel the notice and Council Officers cannot discuss the matter with you.

Information on how to deal with the Penalty Infringement Notice is located on the back of the Notice.

Your options for dealing with a PIN once issued are:

  1. Pay the amount within 21 days.
  2. Submit a request to the SDRO to review the PIN when there are extenuating or special circumstances.
  3. Elect to have the matter heard in the Local Court. Refer to the back of the PIN for further information.

Note: You may only be able to pursue one of the above options.

If you are unsure whether to request a review or choose to have the matter heard by a court, the State Debt Recovery Review Guidelines may assist you in your decision. Alternatively you may wish to seek legal advice in relation to the matter.

There are strict time limits associated with requesting a review or applying to have the matter heard by the Court. Further details are available from the Office of State Revenue State Debt Recovery website.

If an enforcement order has been issued you should contact the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) on telephone 1300 655 805 to discuss the options available to you.

Requesting a review of the penalty notice

The primary penalty notice review mechanism is through the formal appeals process administered by the State Debt Recovery Office.

If your penalty notice can still be reviewed by the SDRO, you will need to be able to provide documentary evidence to support your case. Examples of the circumstances that the SDRO will review and the types of evidence, documents and information required to review a penalty notice are available in the SDRO Review Guidelines, which can be downloaded from the SDRO website.

Parkes Shire Council does not have an internal penalty notice review process. This means that Parkes Shire Council will not review penalty infringement notices.

If an enforcement order has been issued you should contact the SDRO on telephone 1300 655 805 to discuss the options available to you, if you have not done so already.

Contesting the matter in the local court

You may wish to contact your Local Court, which should be able to provide advice in relation to your options to contest the matter in Court.

A list of NSW local courts, including contact details and services, can be found on the Department of Attorney General and Justice website.

If you have a questions in relation to parking enforcement that is not contained on this webpage or the referenced material please contact Council on 02 6861 2373.

Useful links

NSW Legislation website NSW Road Rules 2014 - Relevant law on traffic and parking