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Parking

Council is responsible for managing parking throughout Hornsby Shire. If you have any questions about parking, phone 9847 6616.

Frequently Asked Questions

All infringement notices issues by Council are processed by the State Debt Recovery Office. Any initial representation must be sent in writing to:

State Debt Recovery Office
PO Box 786
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

More information can be found on the State Debt Recovery Office website.

Parking restrictions increase road safety while allowing all road users to share parking spots. They stop people parking in your driveway and give you the best chance of finding a parking spot when you go shopping.

SignExplanation
No Stopping signRed ‘No Stopping’ signs with white text mean vehicles cannot stop, even momentarily, for any purpose.
Bus Zone signTaxi Zone signWhite signs with red panels mean certain categories of vehicles may stop subject to certain conditions to perform specific tasks. For example, only registered buses may stop in a ‘Bus Zone’ and only registered taxis may stop in a ‘Taxi Zone’. If time restrictions apply, these will be shown on the sign.
No Parking signWhite ‘No Parking’ signs with red and black text allow a vehicle to stop to set down or pick up passengers or goods. The driver must remain within 3 metres of the vehicle and cannot stop longer than 2 minutes. Times when this restriction applies may be shown on the sign.
2P parking sign White signs with green text means parking is permitted subject to certain conditions. For example a ‘2P’ sign allows up to two hours parking during the times shown.

Please note, the size and layout of parking signs is fixed by a national standard and cannot be varied by Council.

All parking restriction proposals on Council-controlled roads are carefully evaluated by the Local Traffic Committee, which includes representatives from Council, RMS, police and the State Local Member.

The RMS is solely responsible for parking restrictions on State roads such as Pennant Hills Road, the Pacific Highway, Beecroft Road, Boundary Road, Carlingford Road, Galston Road, Old Northern Road, Castle Hill Road and most of New Line Road.

No, this is dangerous and illegal. No stopping means you cannot stop for any reason. Please help improve road safety by following this rule.

There are a number of locations at railway stations within Hornsby Shire where the set down and pick up of passengers is permitted.

The following rules apply for each zone type:


List of commuter setdown and pick up areas

StationAerial imageSide of road and locationZone
Asquith Station Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.6mb)Baldwin Ave ramp, East side north of pedestrian crossing  NP
Pacific Hwy, East side south of pedestrian crossing  NP
Haldane St, West side at station entry NP
Beecroft StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.6mb)Wongala Cres, West side north of Hannah St NP
Wongala Cres, West side south of Hannah St NP
Berowra StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 2mb)Pacific Hwy, East side outside northern State Rail car park  1/4P
Pacific Hwy, Inside State Rail car parks 
Brooklyn StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 3.6mb)Dangar Rd, West side at station entry NP
Cheltenham StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.7mb)The Boulevard, west side south of The Crescent in AM and PM peaksNP
Cheltenham Road, east side north of Sutherland RoadNP
Cowan StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.7mb)Pacific Hwy, Inside State Rail car park 
Epping StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.6mb)Pembroke St, North side east of Oxford St NP
Oxford St, East and west side north of Pembroke St in AM and PM peaks  NP
Beecroft Rd, East side outside station (Parramatta Council)  NP
Hornsby StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4mb)Station St, West side outside shops and Railway Hotel  NP
Pacific Hwy, East side opposite Dural Ln in AM peak NP
Pacific Hwy, West side north of Dural Ln in PM peak NP
Dural Ln, South side west of Pacific Hwy NP
George St, West side in bay near pedestrian bridge NP
George St, Inside State Rail car parks 
Florence St, North side east of George St NP
Mount Colah StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 3.9mb)Pacific Hwy, East side south of bus stop NP
Normanhurst StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.4mb)Normanhurst Rd, West side south of Denman Pde NP
Malsbury Rd, East side opposite Eaton Ave NP
Pennant Hills StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.6mb)Yarrara Rd, East side south of Ramsay Rd NP
Ramsay Rd, South side west of Yarrara Rd NP
Railway St, East side north of Pennant Hills Rd NP
Thornleigh StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4mb)The Esplanade, East side north of Eddy St NP
The Esplanade, West side north of Eddy St NP
The Esplanade, West side south of Eddy St NP
Railway Pde, South side west of Pennant Hills Rd 1/4P
Railway Pde, West side at station entry 1/4P + NP
Waitara StationSetdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.4mb)Alexandria Pde, North side east and west of Waitara Ave  NP
Waitara Ave, End of cul-de-sac NP
Waitara Ave, inside State Rail car park

Hornsby Shire Council receives relatively little revenue from parking fines once the enforcement costs are deducted. Our aim is to improve road safety through both education and enforcement while ensuring parking spots can be shared by all road users.

The NSW Road Rules apply whether a sign is in place or not. It is simply not feasible to signpost all intersections and areas where vehicles might park illegally. If you park in a manner that obstructs access or visibility, even for pedestrians, or forces other motorists to break the law to avoid your vehicle, then you may have parked illegally. For more details on traffic regulations, visit the RMS website.

The penalty specified for parking fines and demerit points is set by the State Government and cannot be varied by Council.

Council’s traffic rangers enforce the parking restrictions in accordance with NSW Road Rules. To ensure impartiality, transparency and consistency with issuing penalties and reviewing requests, Councils across NSW use the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) to review penalties.

If a driver disputes a parking fine, the SDRO will ask Council to check its records to determine whether it was correctly issued. If the infringement was issued correctly, the SDRO may give the matter further consideration. The SDRO website contains information on how to arrange for the review of an infringement and gives details of what factors will be considered in its review.

If a motorist is not satisfied with the results of this review, they may choose to have the matter heard before a magistrate in a local court.

This is a matter for the individual ranger to decide, based on the situation and the severity of the offence. Traffic rangers regularly issue cautions and details are kept to ensure repeat offenders are identified. Rangers also direct motorists to move on. However, if a person argues or refuses a penalty may be issued.

The provision of commuter parking at railway stations or regional bus stops is the responsibility of the State Government. Council has lobbied the Government for many years to provide additional commuter parking across the Shire, with some success. If you have concerns about commuter parking in your area, please contact your State Local Member.

The taking of photos in public areas by enforcement agencies is universal practice across all jurisdictions. Traffic rangers take photos to prove an infringement was correctly issued. Since the practice was adopted the number of disputed penalty notices has been greatly reduced. Rangers are only interested in taking a photo of the vehicle and the relevant sign or road marking. They avoid including people where possible.

Photographs taken by Council’s Traffic Rangers are stored in a secure manner. Each photo has an identification code and access to the photos is strictly limited to authorised Council staff. The registered owner of the vehicle or the nominated driver may obtain a copy of a photo for a small fee ($16.00 at July 2018) using the following form: Council parking infringement photo request form.

To report obscured or missing signs or to request changes to parking management, please submit a service request or call 9847 6666 during business hours.

Hornsby Shire Council has joined councils across Sydney to enforce new laws that make it illegal to park boat trailers on residential streets for an unlimited time.

Boat trailers are now restricted from parking on residential streets for more than 28 days and offending trailers will be impounded.

Under the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 legislation, boat trailers have to be moved every 28 days. They must be towed past the nearest cross street, however can be parked back in the same location for a further 28 days.

Council officers have discretion when enforcing the law and will not penalise people who park the boat outside their own home.

These laws are mainly targeted at people from other areas who use their boat a couple of times a year and leave it on our shire’s streets the rest of the time.

If your boat has a sticker placed on it by a Council officer you have 28 days to move it before it is impounded.

If your boat is parked outside your own home and has a sticker placed on it, move the trailer within the 28 days and then phone 9847 6616 to inform Council’s traffic and road safety compliance officer that you live there.

If it is not possible to park your boat outside your own home you need to find somewhere off the street you can park it, such as a private property or a commercial storage area.

If your boat has been impounded phone 9847 6616 to arrange for payment of the towing fee and collection of the trailer.