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Parking fine payments and appeals

Parking Rules and FAQs

Paying a parking fine

Payment direct to City of Marion
  • In person Present your expiation notice to: Customer Service Centre, Administration Centre, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
    * EFTPOS and credit cards accepted. (Visa, Mastercard)
    * Opening times are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Phone Please call: Customer Service Centre on 8375 6600.
    * From 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
    * Please have the expiation notice available at the time of the call.
  • Mail Cheques or Money Orders made payable to "City of Marion" and forwarded with payment slip to: 
    City of Marion, 
    PO Box 21, 
    Oaklands Park SA 5046
    * Receipts will only be issued if clearly requested.
    * Post dated cheques will be returned unless prior arrangements have been made.
Payments by instalments
  • To the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit: If you cannot afford to pay your expiation in full by the due date, please contact the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit on 1800 659 538 to make an enquiry.
Australia Post
  • Online Payment may be made through PostBillpay. This service only applies to payments made prior to the due date.
  • Phone (PostBillPay service) Please ring 13 18 16. Follow the recorded instructions, quoting biller code 0510 and the customer reference number shown next to the PostBillpay symbol on the payment slip.  Please note that the reference number is 11 digits in length and follows the 4 characters *510.  This method is available for both the original ticket and/or the reminder notice.
  • In person Payments may be made at any Post Office as long as it is paid by the due date.  Overdue fines will not be accepted.

Current fees

The below list outlines offences against the Australian Road Rules and Private Parking Areas Act with associated fees.

A late fee of $55.00 applies for failing to pay an expiation notice by the due date.

Private Parking Areas Act:

  • Disabled Zone - $371.00
  • No Standing Zone - $95.00
  • Permit Parking Area - $66.00
  • Loading Zone - $69.00
  • Restricted Parking Zone - $67.00
  • Time Limit Area - $52.00
  • Not Wholly within one space - $50.00
  • In Parking Space already occupied - $63.00
  • Protruding over walkway or driveway - $79.00
  • Obstructing access or egress - $77.00
  • Purpose other than Parking - $51.00
  • Damage to Signs - $94.00
  • Reminder Notice - $55.00

Australian Road Rules:

  • Stopping on road with continuous yellow edge line - $97.00
  • Stopping where “no stopping” sign applies - $95.00
  • Stopping where “no parking” sign applies - $79.00
  • Stopping in loading zone - $69.00
  • Stopping in bus zone - $130.00
  • Stopping within 10m of i/section w/out traffic lights - $97.00
  • Stopping within 20m of i/section with traffic lights - $95.00
  • Stopping on path, dividing strip or nature strip - $97.00
  • Parking in other public place - $66.00
  • Obstructing access to & from driveway etc - $79.00
  • Stopping near fire hydrant - $79.00
  • Stopping at or near bus stop - $95.00
  • Fail to Face Direction of Traffic - $69.00
  • Stopping heavy/long vehicle o/s built-up area - $117.00
  • Stopping heavy/long vehicle in built-up area - $117.00
  • Parking for longer than indicated where “permissive parking” sign applies - $52.00
  • Further offence for continued parking contravention - $50.00
  • Double parking - $95.00
  • Stopping in truck zone - $66.00
  • Stopping in taxi zone - $130.00
  • Stopping in permit zone - $66.00
  • Stopping near postbox - $95.00
  • Stopping on or near children’s crossing - $95.00
  • Failing to park in accordance with rule - angle parking - $65.00
  • Park too close to Dividing Line or Strip - $69.00
  • Fail to park with 1m between vehicles - $66.00
  • Stopping on bridge, causeway, ramp or similar structure - $95.00
  • Stopping in bicycle lane - $269.00
  • Stopping on clearway - $267.00
  • Stopping in bus lane, transit lane or truck lane - $267.00
  • Stopping in emergency stopping lane - $267.00
  • Stopping in parking area for people with disabilities - $371.00


**please note, parking offences do not attract demerit points**

How can I appeal against a parking fine (expiation notice)?

Appeals against expiation notices must be in writing using the Review of Decision Application Form.

These forms are available from Council upon request, or can be downloaded below.

What if I wasn't the driver at the time of the offence?

If you were not the driver or you did not own the vehicle at the time of the offence, please complete and return the Statutory Declaration (see link below) with the original expiation so that it can be reissued.

If the form is not completed in full including being witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, public notary, a commissioner for taking affidavits in the Supreme Courts of South Australia or a member of the police force, and the expiation is not returned, we are unable to reissue the expiation. Therefore the expiation will remain the responsibility of the current vehicle owner as per the Service SA (formally Motor Registration) database.

What information do I need to provide?

You need to complete the Review of Decision Application Form and Statement of Appeal Form or Statutory Declaration. Please ensure you quote the expiation notice/ticket number/s, and vehicle registration number if known. Also, ensure your correspondence includes your full name and address and, if possible, a daytime telephone contact number.

Driver's licence number and date of birth are required before any appeal can be assessed, this also includes dog expiation appeals.

Where possible, provide substantiation, e.g. an RAA report of a breakdown or Disabled Person's Permit details. If in the case of a parking offence where you were not the driver at the time of the offence, please include a statutory declaration with the relevant details of the driver's name and address. Also include a brief outline of the reasons for the appeal on the statutory declaration.

When appealing dog expiation notices, please also provide relevant documentation to support your appeal.

How do I submit my appeal?

Please forward the completed documents via one of the following methods:

  • In person: Customer Service Centre, 245 Sturt Road Sturt SA 5047
  • Fax: 8375 6699
  • Post: City of Marion, PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046

What happens next?

Upon receipt of your appeal, the expiation notice will be put 'on hold' pending an investigation. You will be advised by Council of the outcome once a decision has been made.

Please note that Council cannot consider an appeal once the matter has been transferred to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit, which occurs once the due date on the reminder notice has expired. Any enquiries after this stage will need to be referred to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit by phoning 1800 659 538.

What if I am not happy with the outcome of the appeal?

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your appeal, you are entitled to lodge a second appeal. The original process still applies, i.e. the appeal must be lodged in writing with any extra evidence attached. The status of the ticket will once again be placed on hold pending a decision.

The new appeal will then be assessed by another party, e.g. not the same person who assessed the original appeal. Once a decision has been made you will be sent a letter explaining the outcome.