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Parking long and heavy vehicles

The Victorian road rules state that you cannot park a heavy or long vehicle in a built-up area (residential or industrial) for more than an hour at a time, unless there is a sign permitting it.

The Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017 state that you cannot park a heavy or long vehicle in a built-up area (residential or industrial) for more than an hour at a time, unless there is a sign permitting it.

A heavy vehicle is any vehicle over 4.5 tonne GVM and a long vehicle is 7.5m or more. This includes trucks, caravans, boats, trailers and the like.

Parking a heavy or long vehicle on the road can obstruct the view for other drivers and create a hazard for motorists and pedestrians. It can also cause damage to a road that is not designed for the storage of heavy vehicles.

City of Whittlesea receive a large number of calls regarding illegally parked heavy or long vehicles. Authorised Officers inspect all areas of the municipality on a rotating basis to ensure as many complaints as possible are attended. While it is not always possible to attend complaints at the time of the initial offence, the next available officers will attend the location to assess if the vehicle is parking illegally.

Any infringements issued for illegal parking may be attached to the vehicle or posted to the vehicle's registered owner. Further infringements will be issued to vehicles that continues to park illegally.

You can report illegal parking online. To assist our investigation, please provide as much detail as possible including: registration, colour, location, days of the week it is normally there, time in the morning or evening.