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Parking Infringements

If you have received a Parking Infringement you may choose to do one of the following things:

This can be paid online, over the telephone by contacting 9285 4300 or in person at the Town administration building.

An infringement is required to be paid within 28 days. Extensions on payment are not generally given and part payments are not accepted.

The Town does not offer payment plans for infringements unless you satisfy the Town’s financial hardship policy.

Parking infringements that are not paid by the due date will incur additional costs and will be lodged with the Fines Enforcement Registry.

Once an infringement is lodged with the Fines Enforcement Registry (FER), your driver’s licence may be suspended and you will not be able to renew your vehicle registration until the infringement has been paid.

You can view pictures of your vehicle at the time of the infringement here.

If you believe you have unjustly received a parking infringement notice, you do have the right of appeal.  All appeals must be submitted online via the appeal form below.

In some circumstances, you may be required to complete a Statutory Declaration

If you are the owner of a vehicle but not a driver, you must submit a nominate a driver form. Appeals will not be accepted by anyone other than the vehicle owner unless a nominated driver form is submitted.

Prior to lodging an appeal we recommend you view pictures of your vehicle at the time of the infringement here.

An infringement will only be withdrawn in rare circumstances.

Please be aware that the following scenarios are not grounds for appeal:

  • You are unfamiliar or new to the area.
  • You did not see the sign. The driver must look for and comply with all parking signs.
  • You did not understand the parking sign or the sign was confusing. The Town’s signs comply with the standards set by the relevant Australian Standard.
  • You did not know that parking restrictions applied.
  • You couldn’t find a parking bay so you left your vehicle in a place you thought would have been alright.
  • You did not know the parking rules. These rules fall under the Road Traffic Code and form part of the requirements for obtaining a driver's license.
  • You thought you were allowed to park there. Only authorised vehicles can park in loading zones, taxi stands, disabled parking bays or bus zones.
  • The ticket or permit had fallen out of sight or flipped upside down. You must ensure that any parking ticket or permit is displayed correctly prior to leaving the vehicle.
  • You had to use the toilet.
  • You were only there for a few minutes or you lost track of the time.
  • You were helping someone and thought it was ok to disregard the parking rules. Drivers need to ensure their vehicle is legally parked, regardless of the reason.
  • Your doctor's appointment / hairdresser / job interview / exam / lecture, etc went over time.  You must ensure you have parked in a place that provides enough time for your requirements.
  • You did not see the time restrictions on the sign or did not read all information on the sign.
  • You were visiting someone in hospital.
  • You ran out of fuel.
  • You were feeling unwell.
  • You can't afford to pay the infringement.

All appeals are lodged and processed through an appeal system. A letter of response advising the outcome of the appeal will be sent to you within 10 working days.

A mechanical breakdown is a valid ground of appeal, however the appeal must be supported in writing by an independent motoring organisation or mechanical repair business.

If you have an infringement for parking in an ACROD bay without displaying a valid ACROD permit, you must have your ACROD permit sighted by an authorised witness to be considered for an appeal. Please use our statutory declaration form or attend the Town of Claremont Administration Building at 308 Stirling Highway, Claremont, 6010 where our Customer Relations team will be able to sight the permit for you.

To complete an appeal form, please click here.

If you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time the infringement was incurred, you have 28 days to nominate the actual driver by providing the Town with the driver's full name, current address and date of birth. Please fill in the form below.

If you do not submit the nomination form, you will be deemed to have committed the offence. 

Click here to submit a 'Nominate Another Driver' form

Should you wish to have a parking infringement heard in the Magistrates' Court rather than investigated by the Town, please notify the Town in writing and submit the claim to the Magistrates Court. 

It should be noted that, while an infringement notice may only impose a penalty of between $50.00 and $500.00, the Town of Claremont Parking Local Law contains a clause which provides for a minimum penalty on conviction (Court finding) of $250.00.

Further, if your appeal to the Magistrates Court is unsuccessful, the Town will seek recovery of its legal costs.

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