Is it illegal to park on a footpath in Australia?


Is it illegal to park on a footpath in Australia?

Of course, it is…. what are footpaths for? Feet obviously, not cars.

Parking on the footpath or nature strip is an offence against the Transport Operations Road Use Act.

The classic argument is, it’s my property I can park where I want…….. well actually…… did you pay for that footpath? No, so you don’t own it. When purchasing a property with an existing footpath you need to understand that the footpath and the nature stip are not your property. They are owned by the local council.

It is, however, your responsibility to maintain the nature strip.

Parking on a footpath is illegal in;

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory

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