Penalties for illegally parking in accessible parking bays

DATE: 12 February 2015

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The penalty for parking illegally in accessible parking spaces varies significantly across Australia.

The New South Wales government increased its fine to $519 and one demerit point, making it the strongest penalty for this offence in the country.

The Western Australian government also increased their fine from $120-$140 to $300 for on-the-spot fines.

The smallest fine is in the Northern Territory of $135 followed closely by $148 in Victoria.

Key facts

  • New South Wales $519 and one demerit point
  • South Australia $339
  • Western Australia $300
  • Tasmania $260
  • Queensland $220
  • Australian Capital Territory $204
  • Victoria $148
  • Northern Territory $135

Technical notes

Victoria – $148 fine
NSW - $519 and 1 demerit point
ACT - $204
Queensland - $220
Northern Territory - $135
Western Australia - $300
South Australia - $339
Tasmania - $260
City of Hobart by-law states two penalty units for ‘Parking in areas set aside for certain people’ 
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