Parking and traffic
Council controls regulated parking areas within the Surf Coast Shire and Authorised Officers regularly patrol time restricted parking areas. Penalties are incurred for overstaying the sign posted time limit in parking bays and in loading zones. Please note that penalties are regulated by State Government and cannot be amended by Council.
You can read about parking and road rules on the Vic Roads website.
Pay an infringement online
View photos and details of infringement - only infringements issued on or after 16 December 2019 can be viewed
Apply to review infringement
Paying - If you do not wish to pay your infringement online, you can make payment by phone, in person, or by mail. View our payment information page for further details. Payment should be made within 28 days of the issued date to prevent additional charges.
Viewing - Only infringements issued on or after 16 December 2019 can be viewed online.
Reviewing - If you wish to apply to review a parking infringement, you can submit an infringement review form. Please note that an application to review an infringement can only be made once. After a determination has been finalised for your application to review, you cannot submit any further applications to your infringement.
Nominating - If you were not the driver at the time of the infringement, you can complete a Statutory Declaration for a Change of Offender form. If you do not include all of the required information, the change of offender will not be processed.
Under Victorian Road Rules, a solid yellow line along the edge of a roadway means the same as a No Stopping or No Parking sign. People parking along a yellow line face the prospect of being fined.
On the Surf Coast, these lines are most commonly used around street corners and tree-lined streets where signs might not be visible, or in coastal areas where signs might be visually intrusive. Illegally parked cars in these areas compromise the safety of pedestrians and fellow motorists, particularly during peak visitor periods.
Parking - sensor technology
Sensor technology to improve parking turnover in the commercial areas of Lorne, Anglesea, Jan Juc and Torquay has been installed. The technology will not change current parking restrictions, including existing time limits, nor change how rangers issue parking infringements.
The technology will be used for data collection only over the upcoming quieter winter months. Advice signs will be placed with existing parking signs prior to the technology being used for enforcement purposes.
Parking - commercial loading zones
In relation to the legal use of commercial loading zones, the State Road Rules allow three categories of vehicles to use such zones for the legal maximum timed period. These categories are:
- Any truck or utility built for the carrying of goods, or
- Any vehicle that is permanently sign-written (painted) or displays other stickers so as to clearly indicate to Council that the vehicle is being used in connection with a commercial business, or
- Any vehicle that has attached to it a commercial vehicle identification label.
Parking - disabled permits
Disabled Permit applications(PDF, 83KB) are available from the Shire Offices, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay.
To be eligible for a permit, the application form must be completed by your local medical practitioner and you must be a permanent resident of the Shire.
Unauthorised parking within a disabled zone will incur a fine on the spot.
Parking - sleeping in vehicles
Sleeping in a vehicle in any place within the Surf Coast Shire is an offence that carries a $125 on the spot fine.
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