Parking controls serve the whole community’s best interests.  Controls are put in place to:

  • ensure that vehicles are lawfully parked
  • ensure that vehicles do not over stay in time limited zones
  • remind motorists to avoid penalties and to maintain road safety.


Enforcement of parking controls

Enforcement is necessary because motorists don’t always follow the rules.

Compliance Officers are on duty to enforce parking controls and minimise problems during normal working hours and other times and locations outside of working hours.

Find out more about parking and the South Australian Road Rules pdf (210KB).

Information disclosures

The City of West Torrens may disclose personal information to the following government organisations for the purposes of traffic enforcement:

  • SA EzyReg
  • Other state government authorities including, but not limited to, VicRoads (Vic), Road Users Services (ACT), Roads and Maritime Services (NSW), Department of Transport (NT), CITEC (Qld), Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (Tas).

It should be noted that these government organisations may disclose personal information to the City of West Torrens for the same purpose.


No parking areas and zones

Vehicles cannot be parked:

  • on any footpath or verge
  • on parks or reserves
  • across driveways
  • within 10/20 metres of any intersection
  • in 'no stopping' or no 'parking zones'
  • in disabled parking zones without a permit
  • in bikelanes
  • in clearways or bus lanes during sign-posted times
  • near fire plugs or hydrants
  • within 3m of a postbox.


Timed parking zones

Vehicles can be parked for limited periods as displayed on signs located on the roadside or footpath. The signs clearly show:

  • the length time you can park e.g. 1 hour
  • times when restrictions apply e.g. 7am to 6pm
  • days the restrictions apply e.g. Monday to Friday.


Parking in a loading zones

Parking in a loading zone is permitted for:

  • vehicles meeting the eligibility criteria
  • no longer than the time specified on the sign.


Parking around schools

Parking restrictions are imposed by Council at and near schools to ensure a safer environment for all children and to optimise traffic safety and movement.

You cannot set down or pick up a school student:

  • in any area marked with a No Stopping sign
  • within 20 metres before a school crossing
  • within 10 metres after a school crossing.
  • in any area marked with a continuous yellow line

  • in any Bus Zones

  • In any Disabled Zones ( unless a current disability permit is displayed)

  • in any operational Bicycle lanes

  • in any Clearways

  • in any lane of traffic

Find out more about road safety for school students pdf (165KB).


Parking long and heavy vehicles

A vehicle is not permitted to stay parked in a built up area for longer than 1 hour if it is:

  • over 7.5 metres in length
  • and/or 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass or over.

Find out more about parking long and heavy vehicles pdf (78KB)


Parking vehicles three tonnes or over

Vehicles three tonnes or over cannot be parked on a residential premises without council approval.

Parking a vehicle over three tonnes on a residential premises is considered to be a change of use from residential use to industrial use.

Find out more about parking long and heavy vehicles pdf (78KB).  



Expiation notices (parking tickets) are issued when vehicles are parked contrary to the Australian Road Rules

Further expiation notices may be issued when a vehicle remains parked in the same location after the first notice has been issued.

Find out more about expiations.

Pay a parking ticket online.


Reporting illegally parked cars

Email the Service Centre -

or call 8416 6333.


Reporting a suspected abandoned vehicle

Prior to reporting a suspected abandoned vehicle to Council please call the SA Police on 131444 to check if it is stolen, if so it will be a Police matter. If it is not stolen please contact Council

Email the Service Centre -

or call 8416 6333.

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