Vehicles and Parking Control

Parking Control

Rangers regularly patrol the district to ensure all residents and visitors comply with the Shire of Murray Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2008.

The Rangers monitor footpaths, verges, schools, ACROD bays and timed parking in the area.  It is important to park correctly and in accordance with the Parking Local Laws at all times.

Some of the local parking restrictions include parking:

  • In a loading zone;
  • In a no stopping zone;
  • In a disabled bay without an ACROD permit clearly displayed on the vehicle dashboard;
  • Against the flow of traffic;
  • On a footpath;
  • On a verge
  • Longer than the prescribed time limit displayed on a parking sign;
  • In a bus bay and;
  • In marked no stopping, no parking or keep clear areas.

Advertising Vehicles for Sale

Vehicles are not permitted to be displayed for sale on roads or street verges, as this practice affects the amenity of the area and can obstruct the vision of pedestrians and other road users.  Advertising vehicles for sale on private property is permitted with the permission from the owner.

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicles left on verges and streets make the streetscape look untidy and can be a safety hazard.

Our Rangers deal with a large number of vehicles abandoned within our boundaries.  Many complaints are received by our residents but a large number of vehicles are noted by Rangers whilst on patrol.

To help Rangers investigate and action your report, supply as much information as possible including:

  • exact location of vehicle;
  • make and model of vehicle;
  • body type of vehicle eg wagon, sedan;
  • colour;
  • registered or unregistered – registration number if possible and;
  • how long the vehicle has been abandoned in this location.

Rangers will place a green sticker on the vehicle, which will determined whether or not the vehicle has been removed within a 24 hour period.  This sticker gives official notification to the vehicle owner to remove it from its present location within 24 hours of the sticker being allocated.

Should the vehicle not be removed within the 24-hour period, Ranger Services will have the vehicle towed to the Shire of Murray Vehicle Impound Yard.  Owner’s details are then obtained via liaison with the police and a letter is sent to the last known owner, advising them of the impounded vehicle.

Please note: The Shire can only send impound notices to the known registered vehicle owner when these details are available.

Should you wish to reclaim your vehicle from impound fees and charges will be involved and paperwork will need to be provided to prove that you are the current owner.  Any vehicles not collected by their owners are sent to auction and will be sold.

If you wish to report an abandoned vehicle or wish to claim your vehicle please contact the Shire of Murray Ranger Services on 9531 7777 during normal office hours.

Infringements

For a full list of restrictions, infringements and for further information please refer to the Shire of Murray Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2008.

Please note:  Parking infringements must be paid in full and by the due date.  Otherwise the matter will be referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry and additional costs will apply.

If you need more time to pay or wish to dispute the infringement please send an email to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au or write a letter to us addressed to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

If you wish to dispute an infringement, please write to us before the due date at:

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Murray
PO Box 21
PINJARRA WA 6208

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