Trucks, caravans or trailers in residential areas
Any vehicles or vehicle combinations over 7.5 metres or 4.5 tonnes cannot park on roads in built-up areas for more than 1 hour. The only exceptions are if:
- parking signs indicate otherwise
- the vehicle is actively picking up or dropping off goods
Heavy Vehicles/Trucks over 2.2 metres in width must have a lit lamp attached to the rear of the vehicle on the side closest to the centre of the road, between sunset and sunrise.
To park a Heavy Vehicle/Truck on private property a permit must be obtained from the Local Laws Unit. The Planning Department also have regulations to parking Heavy Vehicle/Trucks on private property.
Vehicles for Sale
It is an offence to offer a motor vehicle for sale in a public place. Motorists that offer their vehicles for sale in this manner, usually on road reservations, can be fined.
Offering vehicles for sale at intersections or on reservations is dangerous to highway traffic and is detrimental to the amenity of the area.
Parking in Courts
Vehicles must be parked parallel to the kerb. It is an offence to park a vehicle nose into the kerb or back into the kerb. Parking vehicles this way makes it difficult to turn in the bowls of courts.
It is an offence to park, ride or drive a vehicle on land in a public place unless that land has been designed or developed for the purpose of parking, riding or driving a vehicle. Therefore parking, riding or driving a vehicle on a Council reserve is prohibited, except om designated parking areas.
You should never park across a driveway or in such a way that there is not at least 3 metres of roadway left for vehicles to pass. It is also illegal to cause “undue obstruction” with a vehicle.
It is important that motorists keep roadways clear so that other road users, and importantly, emergency vehicles have complete access at any time.
Council has a legal obligation to enforce the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2009, including those related to vehicles parking on the nature strip and footpath.
We understand that people sometimes use the nature strip because they feel it is safer than parking on the road, especially in streets that are narrow. However the reality is that parking fully or partially on nature strips and footpaths, regardless of the intention, is illegal.
Vehicles parked on the nature strip:
- can cause major damage to public infrastructure, both above and below the ground;
- may prevent emergency services personnel from accessing key infrastructure such as water, sewage, gas, telecommunications and drainage pipes;
- can pose increased safety risks for pedestrians as they are less visible to oncoming cars;
- restricts safe access for wheelchair and pram users.
You can be issued with a parking infringement from Police, VicRoads and Council’s Local Laws Officers if you park on nature strips.
What Can Happen if I Park Illegally?
Council Authorised Officers and Police members can issue Penalty Notices where they detect a vehicle illegally parked.
Police members can move vehicles that are parked illegally and may be a danger to other road users, or may cause traffic congestion.
Where Can I Get Advice?
Should you want any advice regarding parking laws please call Council’s Customer Service on 9705 5200.
Note: This information is intended as a general guide only. It is not intended to be and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional legal advice. You should refer to the Road Safety Act 1986, the Road Safety Rules Victoria, the Summary Offences Act 1966, the Casey Planning Scheme and the City of Casey Community Local Law 2/2010 for a full description of the law relating to parking.