Parking Rules in Queensland

13 January 2022

The following information is in regards to parking rules in QLD on council property. 

If you are a business owner struggling with illegal parking in residential car parks, retail car parks, commercial car parks, hospital car parks, or a similar property, you can view PriPark’s Car Parking Management Solutions here.

This is a general guide to parking rules in Queensland

Need to report an illegally parked care? You can do with with the Brisbane City Council here.

Most Common Parking Fines Issued in QLD:

  • Park or stop where there is a continuous yellow line painted along the edge of the road.
  • Park or stop within 20m of any intersecting road where there are traffic lights at the intersection.
  • Park or stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path, dividing strip, nature strip, or painted island, unless signs tell you otherwise.
  • Park or stop on a road in a way that blocks access to a path or driveway
  • Parking or stopping where there is a wheelchair sign or marking (unless you have a permit).
  • Failing to leave 1m of space in front of and behind your vehicle when you parallel park

Paying Parking Fines

Parking fine fees vary on account of your local council. 

If you have a fine that needs paying, you can look up and contact your local council to find out here.

Car Park Enforcement Solution

If you are looking for a car park management solution in regards to unauthorised or illegally parked vehicles, you can view PriPark’s solutions here.

Frequently Asked Parking Questions

Can you stop someone parking outside your house?

As long as the car is parked safely and legally, anyone in the community are free to park on the street outside your house, as long as they are not blocking your driveway.

Can you park across your own driveway in Qld?

The law states that you cannot park in a way that blocks access to a path or driveway, this includes your own driveway. You can only pause there for up to 2 minutes to drop off or pick up passengers.

How close can you park to a driveway in Qld?

The law states, “A driver shall not stop a vehicle so that any portion of the vehicle is in front of a path, in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from that path”. This mean you can park close to a driveway, as long as you are not obstructing it.

Is it legal to park a caravan on the street in Queensland?

Yes, you can legally park your caravan or motorhome on any public road. However, if you do not have permission from the landowner, then this is an offence and may result in fines of up to $11,000.