Parking rules

NSW parking regulations

When parking on the public roads of Randwick the NSW road rules apply.  

The legislation relating to parking is detailed from Part 12 onward of the legislation. The following are some of the parking rules which sometimes cause confusion for Randwick motorists. Here is the link to the NSW Legislation

Important Reminder

Before opening a vehicle door on a roadway, you must ensure that you don’t endanger road users or impede traffic.

Parking Offences in School Zones 

You should be very careful when parking in School Zones because increased penalties apply for some parking offences and, also, there can be possible deduction of demerit points for offences committed at certain times.

Parking of trucks in residential areas

Vehicles 7.5 metres or longer and/or with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonnes or more may only park in built-up areas for only 1 hour at a time.

Trailer parking

Trailers (eg. boat trailers, box trailers, caravans etc.) are defined under Road Rule no.15 as vehicles.  They may be parked at any location, provided that there are no signposted or statutory parking controls at that location.

Caravans and Camping

Summer months see an influx of campervans and travellers staying overnight in Council’s car parks, reserves and other public places. This can have a detrimental impact upon the amenity of local residents and visitors to the area.

We welcome all visitors to our area, but people need to stay in proper accommodation. There are many facilities to choose from in Randwick City from backpacker hostels to boutique hotels.

Council implements a range of education and enforcement strategies to address this problem. Information is provided to backpacker hostels, campervan rental companies and tourist associations, advising travellers not to camp or stay overnight in campervans or vehicles in Council’s car parks and other public places - such as coastal reserves and streets. 

Prominent signage is located in a number of car parks, reserves and other locations advising potential campers that staying overnight is not permitted, which may result in fines being issued for an offence. Council’s Rangers regularly patrol and enforce these restrictions.

Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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