Parking near driveways, on a nature strip, path or dividing strip

Queensland State Government sets rules about parking in their ''Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009'. This states that:

Parking on a nature strip or footpath

(1) A driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless the driver—

(a) stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies; and
(b) is permitted to stop at that place under this regulation. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 

(1A) A driver must not stop on a painted island. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(1B) A driver must not stop on a traffic island.

(2) Subsections (1) and (1B) do not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal.

Source: Page 197, #197, www.legislation.qld.gov.au (PDF)

nature strip diagram

Obstructing a footpath or driveway

198 Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc.

(1) A driver must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath, or a bicycle path or passageway unless—

(a) the driver is driving a bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; or
(b) the driver—
(i) stops in a parking bay; and
(ii) is permitted to stop in the parking bay under this regulation. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(2) A driver must not stop on or across a driveway or other way of access for vehicles travelling to or from adjacent land unless—

(a) the driver— (i) is dropping off or picking up passengers; and (ii) does not leave the vehicle unattended; and (iii) completes the dropping off or picking up of the passengers, and drives on, as soon as practicable and, in any case, within 2 minutes after stopping; or
(b) the driver— (i) stops in a parking bay; and (ii) is permitted to stop in the parking bay under this regulation. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(3) For subsection (2)(a)(ii), a driver leaves a vehicle unattended if the driver is more than 3m from the closest part of the vehicle.

Source: Page 198, #198, www.legislation.qld.gov.au (PDF)

parking diagram - blocking driveway

In response to safety and community concerns, Council staff regulate this on behalf of the State Government.

Last Updated: Friday, 08 February 2019 17:24