Parking near schools
School parking restrictions are enforced in certain street locations to enhance the safety and protection of children.
A number of these parking restrictions only apply during the times that parking is at a premium, for example, while children are being dropped off or picked up, whereas other restrictions may apply at other times. This includes areas that may be used for dual purposes, such as parking for vehicles which later become bus zones in order to provide safe access for children travelling on school buses.
Please read the parking signs carefully to avoid being issued with an infringement, as school parking restrictions are strictly enforced.
Parking on footpaths
Parking across and on footpaths, dual use paths and bicycle paths is prohibited.
Footpaths are constructed within the road verge to provide a safe walking environment for pedestrians, away from passing vehicles.
Motorists may not always appreciate the difficulties and dangers which can be caused to pedestrians when vehicles are parked across footpaths. Some of the most vulnerable pedestrians may be young children, people with infants in prams, people in wheelchairs and/or the elderly.
Parking on Verges
Consent must be obtained from the owner or occupier of land (or property) before a person may drive, park, or stand a vehicle on the road verge adjacent to that land. If consent has not been provided by the owner or occupier, they may report details of the offending vehicle to City Rangers.
Parking near intersections
Vehicle obstructions at intersections have proven to be a major contributor to vehicle and pedestrian accidents. It is important that both pedestrians and motorists can easily see and/or be seen by any oncoming traffic before they enter a street. Accidents caused by vehicle obstructions may be avoided provided that the accepted precautions of looking each way are taken by pedestrians and motorists alike, before entering or crossing an intersection.
Parking facing oncoming traffic
For safety reasons, a vehicle parked on the road must be facing in the same direction as the traffic flow. Under the City’s Parking Local Law and the Road Traffic Code 2000, it is an offence to park a vehicle against oncoming traffic.
Parking on median strips
Median strips and traffic islands are physical provisions used to divide traffic and to enhance safety on busy arterial roads. Parking on or in these areas is not permitted as it poses a risk to the safety of other road users and pedestrians.
Parking within parks and reserves
Driving or parking a vehicle on parks and reserves within the City is prohibited unless an area has been designated for the parking of vehicles.
Parking while selling a vehicle
Advertising a vehicle for sale, or hire, on any part of a car park, road, verge or median strip is an offence under the City’s Parking Local Law. Drivers that park a vehicle, which is offered for sale or hire in these areas, may be issued with an infringement notice.
Parking for more than 24 hours
Parking for longer than 24 hours in any portion of a public place, such as on the carriageway or verge, is an offence under the City’s Parking Local Law. Drivers who park a vehicle in a public place for a period exceeding 24 hours, without moving it from its original location during this period, may be issued with an infringement.
Parking for people with disabilities
Disability or accessible parking is available throughout the City of Belmont. If an easy access bay is not available, disability parking permit holders can park in a standard parking bay and still receive the concessions provided by the City.
Disability parking permits
The following permits are recognised by the City:
- Western Australian disability parking permits, which consist of two separate parts – the Australian Disability Parking Permit and the ACROD Parking Program Card (both parts must be displayed).
- Interstate and overseas permits.
The following conditions apply for a permit to be valid:
- The permit must be current.
- The expiry date and permit number must be clearly visible from outside the front of the vehicle.
- The permit holder is present in the vehicle at the time of parking
Areas with a parking restriction of:
- less than 30 minutes – Concession provides a maximum parking time of 30 minutes
- between 30 and 60 minutes – Concession provides a maximum parking time of two hours
- over one hour – Concession provides a maximum time that is double the amount of time shown on the sign