For Parents and Carers

Road safety is a shared responsibility. Drivers/riders should always be prepared to stop for people on foot, and pedestrians should always Stop, Look, Listen, Think before crossing the road, and keep on looking as they cross. If you are an adult, remember that children, especially those within your care, will follow your lead when it comes to crossing the road safely.

Below are a number of resources to assist you in understanding the road rules and traffic regulations in and around school zones.


Hornsby Shire Council has a number of resources available to schools to assist in educating the school community about parking and traffic rules in and around school zones.

Download resources here

School zone parking management and infrastructure

Council works with directly with schools on parking management, enforcement and engineering, including suitable placement of traffic signage such as No Parking (Set-down Pick-up areas), No Stopping and Bus Zones.

Council is responsible for ensuring the enforcement of parking regulations within and around school zones. To request additional ranger patrols please contact Council’s Ranger Services team on 9847 6666 or via email

Educational websites

Educational videos

Have an issue within a school zone and don’t know who to contact?

NSW Police Force
  • Speed enforcement.
  • Illegal U-turns.
  • Blocking intersections.
  • Disobeying traffic signals; and other moving violations.
  • Criminal matters.

For schools south of Thornleigh

Ryde Police Area Command (PAC)
C/o Eastwood Police Station
Phone: (02) 9858 9228

For schools Thornleigh and north

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Police Area Command (PAC)
C/o Hornsby Police Station
Phone: (02) 9476 9799

Transport for NSW – Roads & Maritime
  • Changes to speed limit, speed signage / school zone signage and maintenance.
  • Change to traffic light signals.
  • Request for mobile speed and mobile phone cameras.
  • All issues on State roads.

Contact Transport for NSW – Roads & Maritime

  1. Online via the website
  2. Phone: 13 22 13
  3. Post: PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
  4. In Person: Service NSW – 324 Peats Ferry Road Hornsby