17 May 22

Parking reminder

A reminder of the Australian Road Rules expectations with regards to parking outside or near to schools:

  • Vehicles must not stop in a NO STOPPING ZONE, even for a few seconds to pick up your child
  • Vehicles may stop in a NO PARKING ZONE for three minutes or less to pick up a child who is waiting nearby. You must not park or leave the vehicle
  • Vehicles must not double park, or stop in the line of traffic, to pick up or drop off a child
  • Vehicles must not stop in a bicycle lane
  • Vehicles must not stop in a Bus Zone
  • Vehicles must not stop within 20 metres before a crossing or 10 metres after a crossing
  • Vehicles must not stop within 10 metres of an intersection or junction without traffic lights
  • Vehicles must not park over driveways
  • Vehicles must not park on the verge

City of Onkaparinga Community Safety Officers recognise that vehicle movement around schools create high risks zones for pedestrian safety and may engage and educate drivers, along with issue fines for illegal parking if appropriate in the circumstances.

We ask parents to be mindful of their own behaviour around schools, whether in relation to where they park or the respect shown to school staff or Council Officers trying to ensure safety of others.

If you have any queries or questions regarding parking outside or near to schools please contact the City of Onkaparinga Community Safety team on 8384 0666.