Local Law 5 (Parking) 2011

Did you know?

Local Law No 5 (Parking) 2011(PDF, 36KB)  allows Council to complement the regulated parking provisions in the TORUM Act by providing for the exercise of local government powers authorised under that Act.

This Local Law sets out the traffic areas, off street regulated parking areas, parking permits, commercial vehicle identification labels and infringements for minor traffic offences.

Council may issue parking permits so a vehicle may be parked contrary to an indication on an official traffic sign regulating parking by time or payment of a fee only where it would not unduly impede the flow of traffic either on the road or in the area.

A map of the regulated and unregulated car parking spaces has been produced for the Rockhampton CBD.  View the Rockhampton CBD Parking map(PDF, 858KB).

Did you know the following parking permits are available from Council and must be displayed on the vehicle?

  • Community service organisation parking permit where the person will use the parking permit for an activity, which is consistent with the objectives of the community service organisation, and parking is regulated by time.
  • Resident parking permit where the person resides in a residence situated on a section of road and parking immediately adjacent to the residence is regulated by time, and the residence does not have adequate off–street parking.
  • Visitor parking permit where the parking permit is to be made available by the resident for use by another person who is visiting or attending at the residence.
  • Temporary parking permit where it is not reasonably practical for the applicant to carry out the activity unless the designated parking space or spaces are allocated to the applicant’s exclusive use for the duration of the activity.
  • Works zone parking permit where the part of the road is adjacent to a site at which the person is proposing to undertake building or construction work, and it is not reasonably practical for all work activity and movements to be confined within the site.

Council may declare the whole or a part of its area to be a traffic area or off street regulated parking area.  A full list and maps of the off street regulated parking areas are available in Schedule 2 of the Subordinate Local Law.

Did you know the following are off street regulated parking areas in the Rockhampton Region?

  • Rockhampton Airport at Canoona Road
  • Pilbeam Theatre at Bolsover Street and Victoria Parade
  • Riverside Car Parks at Quay Street and Victoria Parade
  • Rockhampton City Hall at Bolsover Street
  • Schotia Place at Bolsover Street and William Street
  • Customs House at Quay Street
  • Rockhampton Post Office at East Street
  • Heritage Village at Boundary Road

Did you know the following are some of the minor traffic offences in the TORUM Act and Regulations?

  • Parking a vehicle in a designated parking space for a time longer than the maximum time indicated on the official traffic sign
  • Parking a vehicle in a designated parking space so that the vehicle is not wholly within the space or failing to properly position the vehicle when angle parking
  • Stopping or parking at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line
  • Parking within 3m of a continuous dividing line or dividing strip unless permitted by a sign
  • Stopping within 20m of an intersection with traffic lights or 10m of an intersection without traffic lights
  • Stopping within 20m before or 10m after a pedestrian crossing that is not at an intersection
  • Stopping an unauthorised vehicle in a loading zone
  • Stopping in a mail zone or near a post box
  • Stopping an unauthorised vehicle in a taxi zone
  • Stopping an unauthorised vehicle in a bus zone or stopping within 20m before or 10m after a bus stop
  • Stopping on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built up area unless permitted by a sign
  • Stopping on or across a driveway unless dropping off or picking up passengers

Full details are available in Local Law No 5 (Parking) 2011 and the associated Subordinate Local Law.

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