Council has a legal obligation to enforce the Victorian Road Rules, including those related to vehicles parking on nature strips.
Under State law, parking fully or partially on nature strips (whether it is grassed or another surface), regardless of the intention, is illegal.
Vehicles parked on the nature strip:
- can cause major damage to public infrastructure, both above and below the ground;
- may prevent emergency services personnel from accessing key infrastructure such as water, sewage, gas, telecommunications, and drainage pipes;
- can pose increased safety risks for pedestrians as they are less visible to oncoming cars;
- restricts safe access for wheelchair and pram users.
You can be issued with a parking infringement from Police, VicRoads and Council’s Authorised Officers if you park on nature strips.