Parking in Cottesloe

To ensure equitable access to parking, the Town provides a variety of parking options:
  • Free unrestricted and time-limited parking throughout the suburb to enable access to the business area and beaches within the Town.
  • Motorcycle bays in convenient locations.
  • A number of ACROD bays for ACROD permit holders.
  • Parking permits for eligible residents.

Most offences occur when drivers overstay their time limit. It is essential that drivers check restrictions within the vicinity of where they park their vehicle.

Rangers use an electronic infringement system that eliminates a great deal of human error; this makes fine administration more efficient. The system is constantly being up graded.

Revenue raised from fines is reinvested by the Town into a number of initiatives and programs.

Parking Restrictions

Common mistakes made by motorists when parking or stopping their vehicles include:
  • Stopping in a no stopping area: You may not stop the vehicle for any amount of time, generally because of safety and access reasons. Areas are indicated by signs and/or solid yellow lines adjacent to the kerb or road edge.
  • Parking in a no parking area: You may stop the vehicle to immediately set down or pick up passengers/goods. The driver must remain with the vehicle.
  • Parking in a loading zone, bus stop, or designated vehicle bay (i.e. ACROD permit bay, taxi rank or motorcycle parking bay).
  • Parking on a verge where signage prohibits such action, or without permission from the property owner or occupier.
  • Parking on the median strip.
  • Parking and obstructing footpath access, right of ways or private driveways.
  • Parking against the traffic flow (parking the front of the car in the wrong direction).
  • Parking within three metres of a double barrier white line, ten metres of an intersection or nine metres of a traffic island.
  • Parking in a restricted area during an event without an appropriate permit.

For a full list of infringeable offences, please refer to the Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law.

Beach Parking

Car Park One is centrally located on Marine Parade. Parking is free; however, there is a strict three hour time limit to allow for equitable use of approximately 150 bays.

Car Park Two is located at the intersection of Marine Parade and Napier Street. Parking is free; however, there is a strict three hour time limit to allow for equitable use of approximately 350 bays.

You may move your car to another carpark after your allocated time has expired. Moving your car to a different bay in the same carpark is an infringeable offence.

The western end of Napier Street has approximately 130 designated bays and areas for verge parking. Parking is free, provided vehicles are parked legally.
The western end of Forrest Street has approximately 130 designated bays. Parking is free, provided vehicles are parked legally. Some areas have time limits which are clearly signposted in accordance to Australian Standards.
There are approximately 600 designated parking bays the length of Marine Parade. Parking is free, provided vehicles are parked legally. Some areas have time limits which are clearly signposted in accordance to Australian Standards.

Town Centre Parking

Free unrestricted and time limited parking is available in the Cottesloe Town centre including Railway Street, Jarrad Street, Napoleon Street and Station Street. It is an offence to remove chalk marks made by a Ranger from your tyres.

Street Parking

Free unrestricted and time limited parking is available in most streets. Parking signs indicate time limits and parking restrictions in each location. It is an offence to remove chalk marks made by a Ranger from your tyres.

Verge Parking

To park on a verge, you will need the permission of the owner/occupier of the premises adjacent to the verge, unless where signage prohibits such action.

ACROD Parking

An Australian Disability Parking Permit entitles holders to use ACROD parking bays within the Town. Please ensure that your current permit is clearly displayed inside the windscreen of the vehicle.