The road rules on parking explained
Our road rule experts explain what’s allowed, and what can cop you a fine.
As many of us hunker down at home and more and more parked cars clog residential streets, it can be tempting to snag a sneaky parking spot on the nature strip, or perhaps across your own driveway. But that would mean risking a fine.
Even squeezing into a tiny space between two cars or leaving your caravan hitched to your car in the street can cost you dearly.
On-the-spot fines for many offences start at $99 but if you challenge the matter in court and are found guilty of the offence, you face a maximum fine of almost $500.
So what’s allowed and what’s not when parking in residential streets? We asked RACV’s road rule experts to answer eight of the most vexing parking questions.