Parking and Expiation Notices

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield manages parking on public streets, as well as on land owned by Council. By adhering to parking signs and Australian Road Rules it will assist in improving traffic flow, and ensure a safe and fair environment on the roads.

Parking signs can apply to a length of road, an area or a car park. It is important that you look for signs when entering any street or car park. They may not be right next to your car. If a sign is located at a distance from your vehicle, you should leave your vehicle and move to a point from which you can clearly read every panel of the sign to ensure that the position in which you have chosen to park is legal.

Reading every panel of a sign is vital. Each panel could contain information relating to the location in which you want to park your car. The panels with the arrows pointing towards your car will advise which restrictions apply to you. Don't forget, some areas can have several different types of restriction in a single day i.e. timed parking, permit zone, loading zone. Information relating to the days and times when restrictions apply can vary from location to location. Each sign will tell you when it applies. If no days and times are shown, the restriction applies twenty-four (24) hours of every day of the year.

Parking signs should be checked every time you park your car, even if you are familiar with the area. Restrictions and/or the days and times when restrictions apply are occasionally amended to meet the changing needs of the community. Some streets can have several different restrictions operating at once eg: Semaphore Road has 1 hour timed areas, 2 hour timed areas, loading zones, no stopping zones, 15 minute zones etc., operating at different times of the day and night. Licensed drivers are expected to be aware of the Australian Road Rules and adhere to them at all times.

Parking Fines/Expiations

Visit Council's Online Services website to pay expiation online or call Customer Services on ph (08) 8405 6600 to pay via credit card.

Payments can also be made in person at the following locations:

  • Civic Centre
    163 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide
  • Enfield Library (Council Office)
    1 Kensington Cres, Enfield
  • Greenacres Library (Council Office)
    2 Fosters Rd, Greenacres

Or by post at postal address:
PO Box 110, Port Adelaide SA 5015
(payment by cheque/money order)

Payment by instalments

Apply to the Fines Enforcement & Recovery Unit on telephone 1800 659 538 to pay the fine in instalments or for an extension of time in which to pay. A fee will apply to enter into an agreement.

Extension of payments

If you cannot afford to pay the expiation in full, by the pay by date, you can phone Council on telephone (08) 8405 6600 during business hours, to request an extension of time to pay the amount in full.

Penalties for overdue payment

Failure to pay by the due date

  • $53.00 late fee added, $7 motor vehicle registration search fee where applicable

Failure to pay on late notice

  • Lodgement of the expiation notice with the Fines Enforcement & Recovery Unit which will incur additional Fees

Failure to pay Fines Enforcement & Recovery Unit Fine

  • Penalties may include suspended drivers licence, suspended from dealing with Transport SA, warrant issued for seizure of goods

Fine Enforcement

Fine enforcement is the process by which fine defaulters (people who don't pay their fines) are compelled to pay, or make arrangements to satisfy their fines. Fine enforcement is administered by the Fines Enforcement & Recovery Unit

Disputing a parking expiation

  • If you were not driving at the time of the offence complete the statutory declaration on the ticket, stating the name and address of the driver, or if you had by the time of the offence transferred ownership of the vehicle, give full details of the owner and post to: City of Port Adelaide Enfield, PO Box 110, Port Adelaide, 5015.
  • Dispute the offence informally by writing to Council. Innclude all supporting documentation (for example RAA report, doctors letter, mechanics receipt). Written disputes can be submitted in person at any of the three Council Offices (Civic Centre, Enfield Library or Greenacres Library), by post to the Council postal address or send us an email.
  • Dispute the allegation that you committed the offence and elect to be prosecuted. If you elect to be prosecuted for the offence, you may get a summons. The summons will set out when and where to attend Court. Complete the appropriate section on the expiation notice and post or deliver it to any of Council's Service Centres.

Please Note: If you dispute an expiation notice by producing a statutory declaration or other documentation and Council determines that the documentation is not acceptable as a defence and the expiation notice remains unpaid we will issue an Expiation Enforcement Warning Notice before proceeding to enforce the expiation notice through the Fines Enforcement & Recovery Unit. A $50.50 enforcement warning fee applies.

Guide to parking

'A Guide to Parking in Port Adelaide Enfield' was produced to reduce confusion and improve the understanding of parking rules and requirements across the City . This guide sets out in simple terms parking do's and don'ts.

For further information on road rules the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure DPTI (State Government) have produced a Road Rules Pocket Guide.

Residential Parking Exemptions (Permits)

To be eligible for a Residential Parking Exemption (permit), residents must be a primary owner occupier and/or tenant with a current lease and have no access to off street parking on the property. The residential parking exemption is intended where time limit parking controls are in effect at the frontage of a residential property. Residential Parking Exemptions will enable vehicles to park beyond the time limit without penalty.

To apply for a Residential Parking Exemption you must submit the following with your application form:

  • A copy of tenancy agreement/lease (if renting)
  • A copy of document verifying occupancy (Driver's Licence or Utility Document)
  • A copy of a current vehicle registration certificate (Ezy Reg)
  • Company letterhead to state it is a company vehicle (if company vehicle)
  • If requesting more than one residential parking exemption, written justification must be provided to Council.


  • Please read "Conditions of Residential Parking Permit" before applying online.
  • Please be aware the parking exemption does not permit holders to contravene any other breach of the Australian Road Rules 1999, Road Traffic Act 1961 or Council By-Law.
  • No fees are charged for the exemptions.

Residents can visit Council's Online Services website to apply online. Application Permits can also be downloaded via Council's Permit webpage. If you have any other questions regarding permits, please contact us.

Disabled Parking Permits

Disabled Parking Permits are available from the Government of South Australia. The permits enable people with a disability to park in allocated parks for the disabled. For further information and application forms contact the Disability information service - 1300 786 117.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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