Local Rangers undertake regular high visibility patrols around all schools within the City. By abiding with our City's Local Parking Laws, parents are ensuring the safety of children. A Smart Parking poster with useful information specifically targeted to schools is available to download below.
We have 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 so always adhere to the signs to avoid an infringement.
Read more about the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation.
Owners of vehicles cannot display their vehicles for sale on road or street verges as is unlawful throughout the State and can obstruct the vision of other road users. Distracted drivers pose a significant road safety concern, therefore rangers may issue an on-the-spot fine for illegal verge sales. Police may also issue fines under the Road Traffic Act.
There is no legal 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.
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.
Driving or parking a vehicle on any beach in Rockingham is prohibited. When using a boat ramp facility a vehicle must not remain on a beach and should 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.
Nearby designated off-road vehicle areas:
- Medina on Thomas Rd, just before the Rockingham Rd intersection.
- About 15km south of Mandurah on the Perth to Bunbury Highway is the turn off to Tim's Thicket beach. This road eventually terminates and you can either get down to the beach via a pedestrian path that crosses over two sand dunes, or for those looking to get off road, there’s a 4WD track immediately to your right. After a short drive along the track, a fork in the road will take you down onto the southern end of the beach.
- Whitehills beach is a part of Yalgorup National Park and access is via White Hills Road, about 17km south of Mandurah on Old Coast Road.
A vehicle can be classified as abandoned if it is parked in a public place exceeding 24 hours. An attending Ranger will mark the tyres and return the next day to see if the vehicle has moved. If the vehicle has not moved, the Ranger will attach a vehicle reported sticker and a notice requiring the vehicle to be removed within 24 hours, unless it is causing a traffic hazard or obstruction (in which case it may be sooner). The Ranger will recheck the vehicle the following day, and if it has not been removed from the public place, it may be towed and impounded at the City’s contracted holding yard.
The owner may also incur an infringement for the offence of leaving a vehicle so as to obstruct a public place (9.6 of the Parking Local Law 2018).
To report an abandoned vehicle please contact us on 9528 0333.
If you have received an infringement from us for a vehicle 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