Parking Infringements and Off-road Vehicles

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​​​​Off Road Vehicles 

Off-road vehicle.

Under the Control of Vehicles (Off Road Areas) Act 1978, it is an offence to drive or ride an off-road vehicle within the City of Kwinana, unless it is used on private land with the owner's consent or in the designated off-road area in Medina. 

An off-road vehicle is any vehicle that is not road registered and cannot be registered in accordance with the Road Traffic Act 1974.

Please note the City of Kwinana City Assist vehicles can only deal with Off Road Vehicle complaints where vehicles are observed riding or driving on land owned or managed by the City (Reserves and Park areas only).

Off Road Vehicles or any other vehicles observed driving on street, road way footpath area and verge areas in a dangerous way or manner are a WA Police Responsibility. They can be contacted on 131 444.

If you see or know of a person driving illegally on any parks and reserve areas owned or managed by the City, please contact City Assist on 9439 0200.

The more information you are able to provide us with, the more likely we are able to prosecute the offender. 

Information to help catch and prosecute illegal off-road vehicle riders includes:

  • vehicle description - make, primary colour, secondary colour and any other dis​tinguishing marks (e.g. stickers, number on bike, seat colour); and
  • rider description - name and address if known, helmet colour, face description, shirt colour, trouser colour, boot/shoe colour.

Medina Off-Road Area

The only registered off-road facility within the City of Kwinana is the Medina Off-Road area. Rules and regulations apply. 

Area Guide and Rider's Code of Conduct

Please note: it is illegal to ride your off-road vehicle to and from this site using public roads. Riders are reminded this is a residential area and noise should be kept to a minimum. 

Parking Infringements

​Parking Safety Around Our Schools

​​Ensure the safety of students and the community by ensuring you park safely around our schools. Public safety around our schools is a high priority for the City, so please do not park on footpaths, against the flow of traffic, on a verge without the owners consent, or on an intersection or area that causes obstruction. 

Find out more about Parking Safety Around Our Schools leaflet.

Invalid reasons to appeal a parking infringement

The City of Kwinana  is generally unable to withdraw an infringement if:
  •  You had an appointment that went over time
  • You lost track of the time
  • You took an important phone call and were delayed
  • You parked for just a few minutes over the allowed time
  • You did not see or understand the sign
  • You did not know the parking rules
  • You thought that you were allowed to park there
  • There was nowhere else to park
  • You ran out of petrol.
  • I did not own the vehicle at the time and you are unable to produce documentation to support the claim.

Valid reasons that may be considered to an appeal for a parking infringement


Your infringement notice may be overturned if:​
  • Your vehicle broke down and you could not move it. Proof needed: RAC call-out documentation or other evidence of mechanical failure.
  • If you were not the driver at the time of the issued infringement. Proof needed: Complete a Statutory Declaration nominating  another driver/owner including the driver’s name and address details.
  • Your disabled parking permit may have fallen from the dashboard. Proof needed: You must produce your valid ACROD permit on request.
  • Immediate medical attention being undertaken or required by driver. Proof needed: Medical certificate/documentation.
  • Your vehicle was stolen or you were detained by the police. Proof needed: The Police Reference Number.
  • You were not the owner of the vehicle at the time : Proof of change of ownership paperwork and information of who the new owner is in the form of Statutory Declaration. 
Page reviewed: 22 Jan 2020 9:42pm