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Parking rules

Road Rules 2014 provides a uniform set of rules that apply throughout NSW.

 These rules have been developed to help ensure that;

  • Parking spaces are made available by restricting the length of time a vehicle may park
  • Certain types of vehicles can park for loading purposes
  • Vehicles don’t park in a way that would be dangerous to other road users
  • Vehicles do not obstruct pedestrians
  • Allowances are provided for people with disabilities
  • Drivers are aware of child safety around school zones.

To assist with understanding of parking rules commonly encountered in the Georges River Council area following rules, the below definitions are provided.

Park Includes stop and allow the driver’s vehicle to stay (whether or not the driver leaves the vehicle).
Road is an area that is open to or used by the public and is developed for, or has as one of its main uses, the driving or riding of motor vehicles.
Road related area                                          An area that divides a road, a footpath or nature strip adjacent to a road, an area that is not a road and that is open to the public and designated for use by cyclists or animals, an area that is not a road and that is open to or used by the public for driving, riding or parking vehicles.
Stop includes park, but does not include stop to reverse the driver’s vehicle into a parking bay or other parking space.


Parking control sign rules

Other rules - non signposted

  • Double parking

    You must not stop on a road and have any part of your vehicle between a vehicle parked at the side of the road, and the centre of the road. Under this legislation parking and stopping mean the same thing. See examples below:

  • Stopping too close to an intersection

    You must not stop within 10m of an intersection, without traffic lights, unless signs indicate otherwise. 

  • Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing

    You may not stop on a pedestrian crossing or within 20m before or 10m after the crossing.  

  • Stopping on a footpath or nature strip

    You must not park a vehicle on a footpath or nature strip unless there are signs permitting parking or there are marked parking bays present.

  • Stopping on or across a driveway

    You must not stop your vehicle on or across a driveway unless;

    - Passengers are being picked up or dropped off, and 
    - The vehicle is not left unattended, and 
    - It is done as soon as possible after stopping and in any case within 2 minutes of stopping

  • Heavy or long vehicles

    A vehicle with a gross vehicle mass of more than 4.5tonnes or 7.5 metres long or longer may only park in a built-up area for a maximum of 1 hour unless; 

    - Picking up or dropping of goods, or
    - As long as permitted on timed parking signs, or
    - The vehicle is a bus. 

    There are no signs required for this rule. 

    On some roads no truck signs are present. These indicate that trucks are not permitted to drive beyond the sign unless their destination lies beyond that sign and that is the only route available.


  • Parallel parking

    When parallel parking on a road, you must park you vehicle so that;

    - On two way roads, park as near as practicable to the left side of the road and facing in the same direction as traffic flow.

    - On one way roads, park as near as practicable to the far left or right side of the road and in the same direction as traffic flow.

    - At least 3metres is allowed between the side of you vehicle and the line/strip, unless signs indicate otherwise.



    Dividing line/strip



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