Parking

All streets, thoroughfares, carriageways, carparks and footpaths are subject to the provisions of both the Road Traffic Code of Western Australia (2000) and the Town of East Fremantle Parking Local Law 2016 at all times. 

It is the driver's responsibility to be conversant and compliant with the provisions of both the Road Traffic Code of Western Australia (2000) and the Town of East Fremantle Parking  Local Law 2016 when they either drive or park in the Town of East Fremantle.

The Town's Parking laws are designed to maximise the use of available space, provide equitable access to parking facilities (with regard to the conflicting requirements of residents, businesses, visitors, pedestrians, cyclists) and also regard other traffic management issues.

Illegal parking causes frustration, inconvenience and irritation to other drivers and road users, and in many cases, illegal parking can be dangerous/harmful to other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Rangers are tasked and authorised to enforce the provisions of the Town's Parking Local Law and rangers routinely issue infringement notices for any contraventions of the local laws.

Infringements

Should you be issued an infringement notice you have three (3) options in relation to the resolution of payment of an infringements modified penalty (as listed below):

Payment in Person

Payment can be made in person at the Town of East Fremantle Town Hall during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

In person payments may be made by: cash, EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

Payment by Mail

Payments must be made by money order or cheque only when paying by mail and be posted to:

Town of East Fremantle
135 Canning Hwy
EAST FREMANTLE WA 6158

or

Town of East Fremantle
PO Box 1097
EAST FREMANTLE WA 6158

Payment by Telephone

The Town accepts only payment of infringements via Visa or Mastercard by phone.

Non Payment of Infringements

All infringements must be paid within twenty-eight (28) days of the date of issuance of the infringement notice.

If the Town of East Fremantle has not received payment within twenty-eight (28) days of issuance, a final notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle and a further twenty-eight (28) days granted to make payment.

Should both the modified penalty and reminder fee of $16.40 not be received within twenty-eight (28) days of the issuance of the final notice to the registered owner/nominated driver, then the infringement notice will be lodged with the Fines Enforcement Registry, which carries further costs and notice of suspension of the owner's/nominated driver's vehicle registration and driver's licence.

Election to have the Infringement Notice heard/settled in Court

People have the right to elect to have an infringement notice heard in court. The Town of East Fremantle must be notified in writing within twenty-eight (28) days of issuance of the infringement notice by the person wishing to have the matter settled in court.

Please Note:

Should you elect to have an infringement notice heard in court and the infringement notice is upheld in court as a validly issued infringement notice, the following can occur:

  • the court may increase the infringements modified penalty;
  • the court may award costs against you.

Nominating Another Driver

If you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of issuance of the infringement notice, you may nominate another person who was in charge of the vehicle at the relevant date and time.

You must provide the full name and postal address of the person in charge of/driving the vehicle. Please note:

  • Failure to provide the full name and postal address of the relevant driver will mean that you are deemed responsible for the vehicle. The infringement notice will remain in force against you and will proceed to Fines Enforcement Registry (F.E.R.) if not paid within twenty-eight (28) days.
  • Should the person you nominate advise the Town that they were not the driver, then you will be required to provide court admissible proof that the person nominated was in fact the driver.

Appealing an Infringement Notice

You have the right to appeal an infringement notice in writing within twenty-eight (28) days of issuance of the infringement notice. Please use the Parking Infringement Appeal Form - you can download it by clicking on the link below.

Town of East Fremantle Parking Infringement Appeal Form

Written appeals must be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Town of East Fremantle
PO Box 1097
EAST FREMANTLE WA 6158

All appeals must be based solely on lawfully mitigating factors such as:

  • Vehicle sustained mechanical failure: If you base an appeal due to a mechanical failure you must provide documentary proof of RAC attendance or receipt from an approved/licenced towing company dated for the date of issuance of the infringement notice.
  • If you are stopped by Police and ordered by a Police Officer to park your car in contravention of signs or parking laws you will need to provide documentary evidence issued by WA Police certifying that you parked by police direction.
  • If you were incapacitated medically when driving (e.g. heart attack, seizure etc) you will need to provide documentary evidence from St John Ambulance or the receiving hospital's emergency room Duty Physician (MD).

The Town is unable to and will not withdraw infringement notices due to any of the following:

  • Failure to understand signage: All signage in the Town of East Fremantle complies to Australian standards.
  • Not knowing parking rules: Parking laws are drawn from the Road Traffic Code of Western Australia (2000) and formed part of the knowledge in relation to obtaining your driver's licence.
  • Running out of petrol.
  • The current/wind was stronger than expected so my boat was slow returning.
  • I did not see the sign.
  • I did not read the sign.
  • My appointment ran over time.
  • The restaurant service was slow.
  • I did not have change for the ticket machine.
  • I saw other people doing it, so I just copied them.
  • I was in an important meeting/lecture/exam.