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Parking and Traffic

 

Parking 

Signposted and time-restricted roadside parking is available throughout the Georges River area. 

It is important that street signs and parking notices are read carefully, as the conditions are enforced by Council.

Our Parking Officers patrol and respond to non-complying parking, such as vehicles parked in:

  • Loading zones

  • Mobility parking zones

  • A place which blocks a driveway

  • Timed parking areas beyond the permitted time. 

Officers also regularly patrol school zones within the local area.

If you wish to report illegal parking please contact Council.

Parking Permit FAQ's

  • How do I get a parking permit for my home?

    You may be eligible for a Resident Parking Permit if you reside within the Georges River Council Parking Scheme area. Go to the Residential Parking Scheme map on our website. Type in your address at the bottom of screen to find out if you reside within in an area requiring a permit to park.

  • I live in a parking regulated zone. How do I apply for a parking permit?

    Complete a Parking Permit Application form and submit it to Council. Read the Parking Permit Conditions of Operation section carefully. Forms can be submitted in person or by post. Contact us on 02 9330 6440 if you require any assistance.

  • Do I need proof of where I live?

    Yes, a copy of a current drivers licence, lease, rates or utility bill will certify where you live. You will also need to provide a copy of your vehicle’s registration.

  • How much does a parking permit cost?
    Fees including replacements for lost permits are listed in Council’s Scheduled Fees and Charges.
     
  • My household has more than two vehicles. Can I apply for an extra permit?
    Council provides a maximum of two designated vehicles per place of residence.
     
  • What if they are a visitor?
    Resident permits are linked to specific vehicles and do not include other vehicles. You can apply for a visitor permit by completing the Visitor Parking Permits section of the Parking Permit Application form. There is an additional fee for this permit.
     
  • How do I apply for a parking permit if I have a disability?
    The Mobility Parking Scheme issues permits for those who have a disability which allows parking in designated accessible parking spaces.
  • I’m a carer for a resident in Council’s designated parking scheme area. Am I entitled to a permit?
    When a resident is unable to apply for a permit the carer may apply. The Parking Permit Application form outlines the requirements for this permit.
     
  • If I purchase a new car does my existing parking permit cover it?
    No, the permits are linked to specific vehicles and cannot be transferred between vehicles. Submit a new application form to receive a permit for the new vehicle.
  • Where am I allowed to park with my permit?
    Vehicles displaying resident permits are only exempt from time restrictions in zones with signs displaying ‘Permit Holders Excepted’ but only within the specified Residential Parking Scheme zone.
     
    Resident parking permits do not provide exemptions from other parking restrictions including but not limited to Loading Zones, No Parking, Bus Zone or No Stopping.
  • How do I know which parking zone I am in?

    Type in your address in the Residential Parking Scheme map at the bottom of screen to check which zone you are in. The zone will also be listed on your permit.

  • Where can I find information about parking availability in the Hurstville and Kogarah business areas?

    Free of charge and paid options for off-street parking in both these precincts are listed here.

  • Where should I display my permit?

    Your permit must be affixed to the inside passenger side of the front windscreen clearly visible from the outside.

Heavy and long vehicles

Heavy and long vehicles are permitted to stop in public streets in accordance with the provisions of Rule 200 of Road Rules 2014. Heavy vehicles have a gross vehicle mass of 4.5 tonnes or more and long vehicles are 7.5 metres or longer. These vehicles are only permitted to park in a built up area for a maximum of 1 hour unless a traffic control device indicates a longer period.

Some exemptions to this rule apply where the vehicle is picking up or dropping off goods, such as at a building site or furniture removalists or if the vehicle is a bus.

Further information is outlined in the regulation.
 

Parking Infringement FAQ's


  • Why have I received a Penalty Notice (Fine)?

    Penalty Notices may be issued if a vehicle is observed parked or stopped contrary to Road Rules 2014. Many areas are signposted to show where parking is or is not permitted however in some circumstances such as Double Parking or Stopping within 10m of an intersection, signs are not required.

    Penalty Notices may be placed on a vehicle or posted.

    If you wish to report illegal parking during business hours please contact Council.

  • What should I do if I receive a Penalty Notice?

    The following options are available:

    1.  Pay the amount on the Penalty Notice – You may pay the fine online here.  Alternative methods of payment are listed on the reverse of the Penalty Notice.

    2.  Request a review of the Penalty Notice - Should you believe that the Penalty Notice has been issued incorrectly or there are extenuating circumstance, you must do so within 21 days of the date of issue.

    All representation must be made to Revenue NSW, Council does not conduct internal reviews of Penalty Notices.

    To make a representation, you may lodge an online request at www.revenue.nsw.gov.au or write to the address below, quoting your Penalty Notice number:

    The Director
    Revenue NSW
    PO Box 786
    Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

    Further details can be found at the Revenue NSW website: www.revenue.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1300 138 118 (Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.00pm).
     

    3.  Have the matter heard in court – If you wish to have this matter decided in Court, please follow the instructions listed on the reverse of the Penalty Notice.

    If you have any other issues relating to parking, please contact Council.

  • Will Council review my Penalty Notice?

    Unfortunately for reasons of probity and to prevent any perception of bias or favouritism by Council or its employees, Council is does not review the Penalty Notices.

  • Can I apply for a parking permit to avoid future penalties?
    If your property is located within a resident parking scheme regulated area, you may be eligible to apply for a parking permit. Please review our fees and charges to learn more about purchasing a parking permit.
     
    View our Intramaps to see which areas require a permit to park a vehicle.
     
  • How are parking rules and restrictions established?
    Parking rules are consistent through NSW and legislated by the State Government through Road Rules 2014.
     
    Monetary values of Penalty Notices are standard throughout the state and are not set by each council.

    Council’s Traffic Committee determine where parking signage can be installed and review the need for new signage. The committee includes representatives from the Roads and Maritime Services, local Police, State Local Members offices, transport organisations and Council staff. Recommendations from the Committee are considered by Council prior to final approval.

    Contact us for issues relating to traffic and signage. 
     
  • I want to request a review of my Penalty Notice. How do I know if my case is eligible?
    You can request a review if:
    • you believe there has been a mistake in issuing the penalty notice
    • there are other reasons that contributed to the offence.
  • I have paid the fine but now I want to request a review. What is the deadline
    If you’ve already paid the fine you must make contact with Revenue NSW within 60 days from the date the penalty notice was issued.
     
    If you've not paid the fine, you must submit your request within 21 days of the date of issue as stated on the previous page.
     
    If you are unsure of the deadline contact Revenue NSW here.
     
  • What do I need to request a review?
    To request a review of your fine visit myPenalty, Revenue NSW’s secure online service. To login, you'll need to enter the penalty or infringement notice number and the date of the offence.
     
    If you've lost your notice, you may contact Revenue NSW or complete their enquiry form.
    To use these services, you must be the person named on the notice and you'll need to provide some proof of identification, such as your address, date of birth or driver's licence number.
     
  • What happens once I submit for request for review of my Penalty Notice?
    Once you have submitted a request you can track the progress of your claim through myPenalty.
     
    Once your request has been assessed, you will receive one of these three possible outcomes in written communication from Revenue NSW.
     
    1. Penalty to stand – The assessors believe that you committed the offence and the penalty was properly issued. You must pay the fine or alternatively you may go to court to contest the issue.
     
    1. Caution – The assessors believe you committed the offence and the fine was properly issued but they have decided to issue a caution instead of a penalty because of your circumstances. You won’t have to pay anything and won’t lose any applicable demerit points.
     
    1. Cancellation – The assessors believe that the penalty notice was not issued correctly, does not properly disclose the offence, or was issued by mistake. You will not have to pay the fine and will not face any related demerit points.
  • I am unhappy with the outcome of Revenue NSW’s review. What can I do to dispute it?
    If you disagree with the findings of the review, you have the right to go to court.
     
    If you ask for a review and include a request to go to court, Revenue NSW will conduct a review and only list your matter for court if the outcome is unsuccessful.
     

Off-street parking locations 

Hurstville CBD

Address Cost

Hurstville Central Shopping Centre

Ormonde Parade, Hurstville

Paid

Waratah Private Hospital

23 Dora Street, Hurstville

1 hour free *

MacMahon Street Carpark

16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

3 hours free

Woniora Road Carpark

1D Greenbank Street, Hurstville

Paid

Gloucester Road

4 Gloucester Road, Hurstville

3 hours free

Westfield Shopping Centre

Park Road, Hurstville

3 hours free

Treacy Street

41 Treacy Street, Hurstville

3 hours free

Empress Gardens

Woniora Road, Hurstville

1/2 hour free *

Park with Divvy

430 Forest Road, Hurstville

Paid

 

Kogarah CBD

Address

Cost

Commuter Carpark

272 Railway Parade, Carlton

Free

Railway Street Carpark

2 Railway Street, Kogarah

Free

Commuter Carpark

Railway Street, Kogarah

2 hours free

Derby Street Carpark

2 Derby Street, Kogarah

Paid to 3 hours *

St George Hospital Belgrave Street Carpark

30 Belgrave Street, Kogarah

Paid

St George College TAFE Carpark

19 Wicks Lane, Kogarah

Paid

Kogarah Town Centre Carpark

1/9 Railway Parade, Kogarah

Paid

* Further information on the parking fees in Council operated carparks is available in Council's Fees and Charges document.


Traffic Issues

The Local Traffic Committee, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, considers proposals related to traffic, parking and signage.

The Committee includes representatives from the Roads and Maritime Services, local Police, State Local Members offices, transport organisations and Council staff. Recommendations from the Committee are considered by Council prior to final approval.

Contact us for issues relating to traffic and signage. 

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