Parking and vehicles
The City’s Rangers are employed to enforce the local parking laws to support community safety, ensure everyone can access where they need to go, and to protect the environment. The City actively promotes safe and legal parking through enforcement and education programs.
Illegal verge parking or over-staying time limits is a strong focus for our Rangers. It is important for everyone to abide by the law, pay attention to signage and display permits correctly at all times. Vehicles parked on the road must not be parked against the flow of traffic or obstruct pedestrian access ways and footpaths. And remember to plan ahead for parking on weekends and at major events.
Appropriate signs throughout the City clearly indicate parking restrictions, including time limitations, which must be obeyed. Breaches of parking restrictions are monitored and enforced by Ranger Services and parking officers and can attract on-the-spot fines.
Rockingham City Shopping Centre is a Parking Station under Council's Parking Local Law. Sign-posted restrictions apply in this area. Security staff at the centre have the authority to issue fines for unauthorised parking in a disabled bay.
If you have received an infringement for a traffic offence and believe you have grounds to appeal you may do so via our infringements appeal online form.
Local Rangers undertake regular high visibility patrols around all of Rockingham's schools. By abiding with the City's Local Parking Laws, parents are ensuring the safety of children. An updated Smart Parking poster with useful information specifically targeted to schools is available to download below.
Selling vehicles on verges
Owners of vehicles cannot display their vehicles for sale on road or street verges as this practice makes areas unsightly and can obstruct the vision of pedestrians and other road users. The distraction of other drivers poses a significant road safety concern so therefore rangers may issue an on-the-spot fine of $65 (as of 13/08/07) for illegal verge sales. Police may also issue fines under the Road Traffic Act.
Off road vehicles
The irresponsible use of trail bikes is an issue of public safety and can be a nuisance to residents and landowners. Trail bikes can also have a significant damaging effect on the local environment so therefore trail bikes and off-road vehicles should only be used in a safe and responsible law-abiding manner.
There is no off-road vehicle area located in Rockingham.
Trail bikes and other off-road vehicles are not permitted to be used on public land within the City of Rockingham.
Driving or parking a vehicle on any beach in Rockingham is prohibited absolutely. When using a boat ramp facility a vehicle must not remain on a beach and be moved to a parking area once it has unloaded or loaded a boat or ski.
Infringement penalties apply for illegal off-road vehicle activity and driving or parking on a beach.
To report an abandoned vehicle please contact the City on 9528 0333.
Contact a Ranger
For all enquiries relating to a Ranger or local laws please phone 9528 0333.
Ranger Services are available seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) between the hours of 7am and 6.30pm.
For enquiries outside of business hours, please leave a detailed message with the City's after-hour service and a Ranger will be in contact at the earliest convenience the following day.
Avoid an Infringement
Adhere to the signs
Parking signs and restrictions are put in place to encourage the flow of traffic and turning parking spaces over efficiently.
Do not park on a footpath or median strip
Parking on a footpath obstructs the right of access for pedestrians, including wheelchair users and parents with prams. Pedestrians should not be forced to walk around cars and onto the road to accommodate vehicles. Median strips are installed to divide traffic flow and enhance safety on busy roads.
Do not park on a reserve
Parking on a reserve is a safety hazard. Often there are sporting events, wildlife, families and children around. Please park off our reserves.
Do not park against the flow
Parking against the flow of traffic is a bad idea and against the law. It is hard for you to see approaching cars when entering or exiting a parking space. This practice is also disorientating when trying to manoeuvre while parrallel parking.
No unhitched trailers, boats or caravans on verge
Leaving unhitched trailers, boats and caravans on the verge obstructs the line of sight for motorists, and detracts from the streetscape of the neighbourhood.
Parking near an intersection
Parking too close to an intersection causes a hazard for cars turning into the road.