Transport and parking

Parking fines and appeals

 

Further information

Remember

  • A parking permit does not guarantee a parking bay
  • Notes on vehicles are not accepted as a valid permit
  • It is in your interest to read all signage
  • Temporary permits are available

Enquiries

For parking enquiries try askUWA or contact the UniPark Office, telephone (+61 8) 6488 3020.


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Your parking permit may be suspended and a fine issued if your vehicle is found breaching the University Lands By-Laws.

University car parks are patrolled on a regular basis to ensure that legal parkers have the best opportunity of finding a bay.

  1. Parking fines
  2. Payment of parking infringements
  3. Appeals

Parking fines

In accordance with the University Lands By-Laws, the following parking infringements may be issued.

Infringement Type

Description

Fine

A
Driving other than on a Traffic Area
$45

B

Exceeding speed limits

$90

C

Failing to give way when entering or leaving Parking Area

$90

D

Disobeying signal order or direction of an Authorised Person or a member of the Police Force

$90

E

Disobeying Traffic Signs

$90

F

Breaching an Act or Regulation

$90

G

Parking a bicycle other than in a bicycle Parking Area

$45

H

Parking without a valid Parking Permit or Parking Ticket

$45

I

Parking other than wholly within the marked boundaries of a parking bay other than in a No Parking Area or No Stopping Area

$45

J

Parking in a No Parking Area

$45

K

Parking in a Reserved bay other than for Proper Purposes

$45

L

Parking in a Disabled Bay

$70

M

Parking contrary to any limitation on a Traffic Sign

$45

N

Parking a motor cycle, motor scooter or similar vehicle other than in a Motorcycle Area

$45

O

Stopping in a No Stopping Area

$45

Note:

  • If the infringement is paid within 7 days, the infringement may be reduced by $10.
  • The discount does not apply if the infringement is appealed.

The penalty for infringements is set at a community standard. The values of the penalty at The University of Western Australia are set by The University of Western Australia Senate.

Parking regulations must be obeyed in order to maximise parking options for the many groups of people (commuters, students, faculty staff, visitors, etc.) who need parking space.

The infringements are expensive, but it is an expense which is completely avoidable - all you need to do is be aware of and comply with the rules.

The University is authorised to impose modified penalties for parking infringements and uses the Fines Enforcement Registry system for fine enforcement.

Parking infringements, which are not paid within seven days, enter the fine enforcement cycle and non payment will attract additional fees.

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Payment of parking infringements

Alternatively the UniPark Office is open for the payment of parking infringements Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm.

Departmental use only - payment of permits and infringements

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Appeals

Appeals against parking infringements must be lodged with UniPark within 21 days of incurring the infringement.

Appeals must be written and addressed to the UniPark Office or emailed to parkingappeal-cm@uwa.edu.au.  Please include a postal address as all correspondence will be via mail.

Please be aware that an appeal from an individual with multiple infringements, especially for the same offence will not be waived. Also be aware that appeals are almost never granted for any of the reasons listed below.

  • "Everybody parks there and I'm the only one who got a ticket."
  • "I was only there for five (or ten etc.) minutes."
  • "I've parked there for the last five weeks (months, years etc.) and I've never been infringed before."
  • "I didn't know."
  • "I thought it was a space."
  • "I did not see the sign."
  • "I did not read the sign."
  • "I did not read the information printed on the permit."
  • "I did not have any change."
  • "I can't afford the fine."

Appeals are reviewed by the Parking Infringement Advisory Panel which consists of representative from the University community and meets on a regular basis.

Verbal appeals will not be accepted.

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