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NSW Can Police Issue - Parking Fines in Private Parking?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by brook east, 21 January 2015.

  1. brook east

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    Can the NSW police issue me a fine for parking (parking fines) in a very poorly signed disabled park in a privately owned car park?
     
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    yes , a highway patrol officer drove past it and must have written it up at the station.
     
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    Hi Brook,

    Can you provide a little more detail about the issue? for instance, are we talking about a shopping centre style carpark or a unit complex etc?
     
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    It is in a privately owned shopping centre carpark.
     
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    In Vic the shopping centre car park owner can write to the police and request that their property be covered by the Vic Road Rules Act. If the police accept, this gives police jurisdiction to issue fines. Not sure if the same thing is possible in NSW.
     
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    There will likely be some sort of Australian standard that applies to such signage.

    Signs be a certain size, displayed in a certain way, etc.

    That will possibly be your defence. Time to find the relevant standards and do some very, very boring reading.
     
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    Have heard that in Brisbane/Qld some private car parks at shopping centres where the Police can issue parking tickets for parking in disabled parking spaces - ie Westfield shopping centres in Brisbane. Don't know about other private shopping centre car parks - haven't heard they do - maybe the company has to apply.

    Believe at Airports in Australia you can get fined for improper parking eg disabled & other spots - it might be done by police or if their staff are permitted (not sure tho). Airports probably a special case - land may be state or federal owned too (?)
     
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