Tickets or fines are officially called expiation notices.
Expiation notices can be sent to you in the mail, handed to you or secured under your vehicle windscreen wiper blade.
Why have I received a parking expiation notice?
Parking restrictions exist to improve traffic flow and to ensure the safe and fair use of roads for the benefit of everyone. Parking restrictions are in line with the Australian Road Rules and are displayed on signage covering an area or space.
It is the responsibility of the driver to read the parking signs each time they park in an area and before leaving their vehicle.
An expiation notice will display the type of alleged offence.
How is the parking expiation issued?
A parking expiation can be physically handed to the driver, secured on the blade of the vehicle windscreen wiper, or can be sent by mail to the registered address of the vehicle.
Expiation fees are set by the State Government and apply to all councils. Fee increases are gazetted following the State Budget and take effect from 1 July each year.
Parking and Australian road rules
View the Australian Road Rules
The Driver’s Handbook provides an overview of the road rules in South Australia.
The information contained within this handbook helps to be better informed about road safety, road rules, licensing and vehicle registration.
Private parking areas
Council may provide services in relation to policing of the Private Parking Areas Act 1986 in private car parks within City of Tea Tree Gully. Parking expiations can be issued on private property if the owners and Council have made an agreement for Council enforcement in relation to that private parking area -eg shopping centre car parks. These car parks all display the appropriate signage.