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Parking Restrictions

Parking Restrictions

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The City of Holdfast Bay actively promotes community safety by enforcing parking restrictions in accordance with the Australian Road Rules. Parking restrictions are in place throughout the city to ensure safe and equal access to parking spaces for all. These parking restrictions align with the South Australian Road Rules and are displayed on signage throughout the city. These restrictions may be active from different parts of the day to maximise parking opportunities for everyone.

We ask that all our residents and visitors adhere to our parking regulations in an effort to keep our street safe. The following rules are to keep our community safe:

  • Read all signs and be aware of any road markings.
  • Do not block in active bicycle lanes unless signed otherwise.
  • Do not park across or partly block driveways.
  • Only park in disabled parking if you own and display a disabled permit.
  • Do not park in special service parking and bus zones - including parking for buses, taxis, and some commercial vehicles and for loading purposes, unless they apply to you.
  • Park at least 10 metres from an intersection or junction of streets or roads. If there are traffic lights, park at least 20 metres from the intersection. The length is measured from the edge of the gutter.
  • Park at least 20 metres behind or 10 metres before a bus stop.
  • Don’t park on reserves, footpaths or pedestrian crossings/ramps.

The Australian Road Rules are part of the Government of South Australia's Road Traffic Act. To ensure these restrictions are followed, we issue parking fines (Expiation Notices) to vehicles that have parked illegally. The driver is responsible to read the parking signs each time they park in an area and before leaving their vehicle.

View Australian Road Rules (Parking and Stopping - Part 12)


You must not park on or across a driveway or prevent access to the property including parking in your own driveway outside if the property boundary. This restriction reduces visibility for road users and restricts pedestrian access.

It is an offense to leave semi-trailers and trucks parked on any roadway in the City of Holdfast Bay for longer than one hour if they exceed 7.5metres in length or 4.5 tonnes in weight. This regulation applies to all streets and roads within the city, including industrial areas.

Time limits apply to some council-owned car parks and streets. They have been set to keep car parks available for shoppers and should not be used for all-day parking.

We are authorised to remove abandoned vehicles from a public place but all attempts will be made to locate the owner first for them to remove the vehicle. If the owner contacts us, the vehicle is not considered abandoned and may still remain stationary until repairs or a tow can be arranged by the owner.

When we notice an abandoned vehicle we may:

  • Place a notice on the vehicle advising it has been reported as abandoned and requesting they move the vehicle and contact us.
  • If the vehicle does not move and we have not had contact from the owner, we may complete a vehicle search through the Dept. of Infrastructure and Transport, to obtain the owner's details.
  • We may then send the owner a letter requesting they move the vehicle and contact us.
  • If the vehicle does not move and we have had no contact from the owner within 14 days the vehicle may be towed.

A vehicle is deemed not parallel parked if it is not aligned as closely as possible with the line of the kerb. Furthermore, it is an offence to park a vehicle so that it is facing opposite the legal driving direction on the side of the road where it is parked. Parking between a parked vehicle and the centre of the road to pick up or drop off is an offence.