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 regarding 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 and may be 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

You have three (3) options for paying your infringement (as listed below):

Payment in Person

Payment can be made in person at the 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 Visa or Mastercard payments by telephone.

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.

In the event that payment is not received within twenty-eight (28) days of the issuance of the final notice, then the infringement notice will be lodged with the Fines Enforcement Registry, which carries further costs and possible notice of suspension of the owner's/nominated 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

Parking Infringement Appeals Policy 

The Parking Infringement Appeals Policy adopted in June 2018 was further amended in October 2018. The Policy provides a framework for assessing parking infringement notice appeals.  For a copy of the amended Policy click here

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 - which can be downloaded 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

The following tables (which can be found in the Policy) outline the circumstances under which parking infringement notices that are subject to an appeal will, may be or will not be withdrawn:

Table 1. Circumstances under which an infringement will be withdrawn

Circumstance

Evidence required

Vehicle breakdown due to mechanical fault

  • Statutory declaration outlining the nature of the breakdown, why the vehicle couldn’t be moved and how the vehicle was moved; or
  • Receipts from a vehicle tow company; or
  • Receipts from a reputable mechanic

Medical emergency

  • Doctors certificate; or
  • Correspondence from St John Ambulance/ a hospital/surgery/doctor; or
  • Statutory declaration

Infringement issued in error or to the wrong person

  • Evidence demonstrating the error such as a valid ticket (and appropriately displayed) or photograph of correctly parked vehicle; or
  • Proof that the vehicle did not belong to nominated driver/owner at the time the infringement was issued;
  • Registration papers; or
  • Statutory declaration

Town of East Fremantle ticket machine, pay by phone software (if available) or equipment fault

  • Evidence demonstrating the Town of East Fremantle ticket machine, pay by phone software or equipment was faulty; eg. photograph or screenshot

Person is not the driver at the time of the offence

  • Correctly filled out nomination form submitted within 28 days of the infringement date

Directed by a Town Officer or Law Enforcement Officer to park contrary to signs and/ limitations

  • Statutory declaration outlining the nature of the direction, why the vehicle couldn’t be moved; and
  • Evidence from the Law Enforcement Officer indicating the nature of the direction.


Table 2. Circumstances under which an infringement may be withdrawn

Circumstance

Evidence required

Compassionate grounds; including but not limited to family bereavement, genuine financial hardship and diagnosed mental illness

  • Evidence specific to the matter at hand which may include, but not be limited to, a Statutory declaration, Centrelink documentation, Health care card, Doctors certificate, letter from a hospital/surgery/doctor

The signage in the area was missing, obscured or damaged to the point where it could not be read

  • Photographic evidence of missing, obscured or damaged sign at the time of the offence

Infringement issued to a person parked in a designated ACROD bay but did not display a valid ACROD permit.

  • Proof of valid ACROD permit.


Table 3. Circumstances under which an infringement will not be withdrawn

Circumstance

Exceeding a time limit

Forgot to purchase and display a valid parking ticket

Failure to display a valid parking ticket

Lack of available parking bays

Arranging payment or getting change

Appointment or a meeting ran over time

Transport services were late

Had to make or take an important phone call

Did not see or did not understand the parking restrictions

 Did not see or did not understand how to use a ticket machine                                                                     

 Where a vehicle is parked in a dangerous or obstructive location that has the potential to cause nuisance, injury or damage

 Where an unauthorised vehicle is parked in a designated ACROD parking bay.