Parking fines are set by NSW Roads and Maritime Service legislation. Council’s do not set or amend parking fine penalties. Council Rangers are given the responsibility of ensuring that parking time limits and safe parking practices are adhered to and have the authority to issue parking fines when they are not.
Council Rangers cannot withdraw a notice once it has been issued or commenced. Appeals can be made directly to the State Debt Recovery Office of NSW.
What to do if you receive a parking fine.
Pay the fine
You must pay the fine within 21 days of it being issued. You may pay by:
- Internet: payments via credit card at http://www.sdro.nsw.gov.au/
- Phone: 1300 130 112 using your credit card
- Post: send a cheque or money order clearly noting the penalty notice number on the back to the State Debt Recovery Office, PO Box 444, Parramatta NSW 2124
- In Person: at any Australia Post Office via bill pay
Please note: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council cannot accept payment of fines; all payments must be made directly to the State Debt Recovery Office of NSW.
Appeal the fine
You may appeal the fine in the following manner:
For further information regarding these options please visit the State Debt Recovery Office website - www.sdro.nsw.gov.au
This page was last updated on: 12 November 2018