How Long Can Anyone Park Their Car on a Regular Residential Street Parking with No Parking Signs?

Could someone point me to the road rules for parking a car on a regular residential street parking with no parking signs? Is there a limit on how long people can park without moving? In Melbourne BTW.

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  • +5 votes

    As long as you want, until a neighbour calls it in as abandoned. The exact procedures depend on the council I believe, and obviously eagerness of neighbours to call it in, but generally you're good for at least a month.

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      Also, I think the council then has to put a notice to remove/tow on the vehicle and leave that on for a period of time too before actually towing the car.

      A vehicle was recently left abandoned near me and there was a notice to tow on the front dash for about a month before the car disappeared.

      • +1 vote

        Correct, they will stick a big sticker on window and then you have 14 days.
        However, if car has active rego they are unlikely to sticker it and simply attend at the registered owner address (or send a letter requesting you call) and confirm the car is being used.

  • +7 votes

    From what Service NSW told me, at least in NSW, as long the car is registered, it can stay there as long as it wants.

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      same for a caravan?
      TIA

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        In SA any vehicle or combination exceeding 7.5 metres in overall length can be parked for no longer than one hour, day or night, in unrestricted parking areas unless loading or unloading. Not sure about other states.

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    Police in NSW have the power to ask you to move the vehicle. They may issue a fine if you don’t move it.

  • +1 vote

    Is it driveable? Registered?

    Why leave it in the same spot, just move it every now and again, cars need to have the engine turned over every now and again.

    More details and you’ll get a better answer.

  • +1 vote

    There was this bloke on A Current Affair years ago who had old cars parked all over the street. No one could do anything as they were still registered.

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    In Victoria, providing the car is registered and legally parked then it can remain for an indefinite period of time. Once the rego. expires then the local Council can declare the car abandoned and tow it away.

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      pretty sure it also needs to be in road worthy condition as well as registered. Otherwise it will get defected notice from the police.

  • -1 vote

    Indefinitely.
    Vehicle has to be registered and registration plates are supposed to be showing but generally a facsimile will be accepted if a car cover is on the vehicle.

    If you are in a permit zone then the permit has to be on display, even if a car cover is being used.

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    For as long as it's registered.

    Once rego expires it becomes an abandoned vehicle

  • +3 votes

    It seems I am the only one who thought the question was about parking where there is a "No Parking" sign - in which case the answer is, you can't.

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    As long as the vehicle is registered.

    Separately, I've noticed signs springing up around my area to the effect of "No Parking - Motor Vehicles Excepted" to prevent the parking of (mainly) boat trailers.

  • +3 votes

    Is that

    With "No parking" signs

    Or

    With no "parking signs"

    ?

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    I dobbed in a truck once that was parked on my street for months, the ranger fined him and he never parked there again :)

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    Had a vehicle on my Street that was parked in the same spot for so long cobwebs were all over it.

    Rego check saw the rego had lapsed. Made a complaint and the vehicle was removed within a cple of wks…

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    After a week, I would notify the Council & also call the cops to just give them a heads up that it ain't abandoned

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    have a car in the street that gets moved once every couple of months. owner takes the battery out of it after use and puts it on trickle charge as it moves so infrequently. I don't think there is a time limit.

  • +1 vote

    Yeah in NSW (and probably Vic), as long as the car/trailer/vehicle is registered - nothing can be done!

    I had someone once park a box trailer out front of my front gate (no parking sign). Was there for so long( tagged with graffiti, council and service NSW confirmed nothing can be done until it’s out of rego and truly abandoned - and even then it’s hard!

    One day someone took the trailer, was a glorious day, I rode the bus for a month to secure that spot haha!

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    My understanding for SA is that a trailer cannot be on the road at anytime if not hitched to a tow vehicle.