Disputed fines

You may appeal your parking ticket by completing an application to waive a parking infringement notice.

Each case is considered on its merits.

Drivers are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring their vehicle is parked according to signage.

Council will not waive a fee for:

Type of fineInvalid reason

Ticket machines

  • Ticket not displayed on dashboard
  • Ticket upside down on dashboard
  • Did not see the signs or ticket machine
  • Expired ticket - not purchasing additional time to allow for unexpected delays
  • You did not pay immediately on parking (for instance went to get coins from a nearby shop)

Accessible parking spaces

Parking in an accessible space without displaying a valid accessible parking permit

Commercial vehicle loading zone

Not displaying a valid commercial vehicle permit from Cairns Regional Council

Continuous parking

Vehicle parked longer than the time limit specified

Bus zone

Any vehicle not classified as a bus

Taxi zone

Any vehicle other than a taxi

No parking anytime

Stopping in a no parking zone longer than 2 minutes and driver not present at vehicle

No stopping anytime

  • Parking in a no stopping zone
  • Stopping on a road with a continuous yellow edge line
  • Stopping within 10m of an intersection without traffic lights

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Last updated: 18 October 2019