Information Regarding Post and Print for Parking Infringements
Hornsby Council’s Ranger Services will switch to a new, streamlined approach to issuing penalty notices, starting Tuesday 1 June 2021. This new system will provide recipients with more information about the infringement as well as subsequent actions available to them and will reduce the number of confrontations between recipients and Council officers.
Shopper docket-style infringement notices will no longer be left on car windshields or handed to the recipient.
Instead, the “Print and Post” system will see a clear and informative infringement letter mailed to recipients by Revenue NSW. This will apply to all offences relating to parking, Load Limited Roads, Skip Bins, Advertising Trailers, Roadside Sellers.
Rangers will be equipped with handheld devices that will record the details of the offence as well as any relevant images, which is uploaded to Revenue NSW. The following day Revenue NSW will create the penalty notice and send to the recipient within 2 to 3 days. The letter will detail how recipients can access further information, including photos, via the Revenue NSW website.
Vehicles will still be chalked on their tyres, so the public can see if their vehicle must be moved to comply with the parking restrictions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has this change occurred?
Revenue NSW recognised an opportunity to improve some identified issues. This includes:
- Recipients being confused about shopper docket style penalty notices with limited and inconsistent information;
- Penalty notices being removed by unknown parties, leaving recipients unaware they had been fined until receiving a reminder notice and experiencing reduced time to act; and
- Administration costs incurred by councils when sending out letters.
What are the benefits?
- Consistency - recipients receive all information on a standardised Penalty Notice in order to make informed decisions and act;
- Safety of council staff - removing the physical placement of a fine on vehicles and subsequent recipient confrontation leads to a safer environment for council staff; and
- Significant reduction in administration time and cost for council.
What is the time from when the infringement is reported to Revenue NSW to when the notice is posted?
This varies depending on any data corrections or errors and time of day that the infringement is uploaded, but generally it is within 2 to 3 days. Revenue NSW is continually working to reduce this.
Council is responsible for managing parking throughout Hornsby Shire. If you have any questions about parking, phone 9847 6639.
Frequently Asked Questions
All infringement notices issues by Council are processed by the Revenue NSW. Any initial representation must be sent in writing to:
PO Box 786
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
More information can be found on the Revenue NSW 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.
|Red ‘No Stopping’ signs with white text mean vehicles cannot stop, even momentarily, for any purpose.|
|White 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.|
|White ‘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.|
| 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.
The following rules apply for each zone type:
List of commuter setdown and pick up areas
|Station||Aerial image||Side of road and location||Zone|
|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 Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.6mb)||Wongala Cres, West side north of Hannah St||NP|
|Wongala Cres, West side south of Hannah St||NP|
|Berowra Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 2mb)||Pacific Hwy, East side outside northern State Rail car park||1/4P|
|Pacific Hwy, Inside State Rail car parks|
|Brooklyn Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 3.6mb)||Dangar Rd, West side at station entry||NP|
|Cheltenham Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.7mb)||The Boulevard, west side south of The Crescent in AM and PM peaks||NP|
|Cheltenham Road, east side north of Sutherland Road||NP|
|Cowan Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.7mb)||Pacific Hwy, Inside State Rail car park|
|Epping Station||Setdown / 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 Station||Setdown / 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 Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 3.9mb)||Pacific Hwy, East side south of bus stop||NP|
|Normanhurst Station||Setdown / pickup areas (PDF 4.4mb)||Normanhurst Rd, West side south of Denman Pde||NP|
|Malsbury Rd, East side opposite Eaton Ave||NP|
|Pennant Hills Station||Setdown / 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 Station||Setdown / 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 Station||Setdown / 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|
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.
- NSW road rules - More information about traffic and parking regulations.
- Revenue NSW - More information about your options if you receive a penalty notice.
- Parking legally in school zones
- Fees and Charges
Looking for your infringement photos?
In the first instance, please go the NSW State Revenue website and enter your Penalty Notice Number and the Date of Offence.
If you are unable to find photos of your infringement on the NSW State Revenue website, please fill in a Council parking infringement photo request form.