School Zone Road Safety
School Zones are designed to keep all motorists and pedestrians safe. Parking is a limited resource as our city expands and schools grow.
Council is unable to provide parking for every person that wants to park near a school, however we can, with your help manage access safely and equitably. When schools, parents & carers, Council, Police and State Government collaborate, road safety improves, and complaints are reduced.
If you choose to drive to drop-off or pick-up a student from school, be aware of the parking rules. Every school will encounter congestion. At schools with large populations it is likely that if 50% of parents or carers choose to drive into a school zone at pick-up time, our roads will be unable to cater for every vehicle.
Remember, what you choose to do affects others in a positive or negative way. Listen to your school’s advice, think about the local-residents and most importantly think about the safety of everyone, not just you.
|FOR SCHOOLS||FOR PARENTS AND CARERS|
Have an issue within a school zone and don’t know who to contact?
Provide school zone road safety educational resources:
If unsure what to order email or phone the Council Road Safety Officer for assistance.
Provide active travel ideas to help manage vehicle congestion at drop off and pick up time.
Email Council’s Road Safety Officer care of: email@example.com or phone 9847 6666
Provide traffic ranger patrols for parking issues and infringements.
Email Council’s Ranger Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9847 6666
Your issue will be referred to the relevant department.
For more information visit the website.
Department of Education Road Safety Education Officer.
Visit the website.
In the NSW Catholic school sector, road safety education is co-ordinated by a Diocesan Road Safety Education Advisor.
Sydney Catholic Schools
For a list of the Road Safety Diocesan Advisors visit the website.
NSW Police Force
For schools south of Thornleigh
Ryde Police Area Command (PAC)
For schools Thornleigh and north
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Police Area Command (PAC)
Transport for NSW – Roads & Maritime
Contact Transport for NSW – Roads & Maritime
- RMS road rules and regulations - More information about traffic and parking regulations.
- State Debt Recovery Office - 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.