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. See below for some tips on how to avoid an infringement.
Please note that parking restrictions are enforced on all days including on public holidays, unless otherwise directed so by signage.
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 Centre and Warnbro Centre are Parking Stations under the City's Parking Local Law. Sign-posted restrictions apply in this area. City Rangers have the authority to issue infringements for unauthorised parking at these shopping centres.
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.
It is important to note that "being unaware of the City's Local Laws" will not be considered as grounds for an appeal.
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.
Public Parking at the Rockingham Foreshore
The City has designed a map outlining all public parking available at the foreshore precinct. There is a variety of parking options available, with timed parking bays ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours, and over 650 untimed bays for those who want to enjoy our foreshore for longer.
Please note that parking restrictions can change at short notice and to always adhere to current signage to avoid an infringement.
More information on the Rockingham Foreshore Revitalisation Project, please visit the City's major projects page.
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 for illegal verge sales. Police may also issue fines under the Road Traffic Act.
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-hours 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
It is a safe assumption that any vehicle parking in this manner had to drive on the wrong side of the road to do so, and will have to do the same when leaving that parking situation. Our roads and our vehicles (with their various mirrors, lights and reflective lenses) are not designed for this type of driving or parking behaviour. It becomes even more hazardous at night and/or if a car is parked directly in front and/or behind you).
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.