How to contest your parking fine or infringement

The most frequent parking complaints made to the City of Launceston were illegal parking over nature strips or footpaths, general manager Michael Stretton said.

“[The council] will respond to complaints from residents about parking problems in specific streets, particularly if illegal parking is impeding access to businesses and residences,” he said.

This comes after a number of people took to social media saying they had been wrongly fined for parking on their own nature strip.

Another five people were also fined after illegally parking on a nature strip while attending an auction at Invermay.

It is legal to park on the nature strip outside your own residence.

Tasmania Police spokesperson

A Tasmania Police spokesperson confirmed parking on your own nature strip was legal in the state, so long as it did not “unreasonably obstruct” other road users.

Parking fines could be contested.

To contest a fine or infringement, an application must be made to have it withdrawn or a notice must be lodged to elect a court hearing. 

However, if nothing was done after an infringement was received the fees would keep adding up.

Information about legal parking is in the Tasmanian Road Rules at www.transport.tas.gov.au.