Parking rules

City of Coffs Harbour Rangers are there to assist members of the public with information and advice about parking and to enforce parking restrictions.

Parking fines can only be paid or appealed directly to the NSW Government. Find out how to pay or dispute a parking fine.

Council's free car parks

School zones

Parking unsafely in a school zone can put children's lives at risk. Increased fines and demerit points apply when certain parking offences are committed in an operating school zone.

  • Parking in a driveway or on a footpath
  • Stopping in a Bus Zone or No Stopping Area.
  • Stopping on or near a pedestrian or children's crossing
  • Double parking
  • Parking in a No Parking are for longer than allowed.

Council encourages parents to plan ahead when making arrangements in dropping off or picking children up from school.

See more information about driving safely in school zones

Disability parking

Drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) permit displayed on the windscreen are entitled to the following parking concessions: 

When parking is limited by a sign to more than 30 minutes, the vehicle can park all day.

Where parking is limited by a sign for 30 minutes, the vehicle can park for 2hrs.

Where parking is limited by a sign to less than 30 minutes, the vehicle can park for a maximum of 30 minutes.

All disability parking permits issued in NSW will consist of an MPS permit and an Australian Disability Permit.

You must display the new Australian Disability Parking Permit along with your NSW MPS permit to be eligible for parking concessions.

The permit must only be displayed when the vehicle is being used to transport the permit holder. 

Heavy fines apply for misuse.

For more information on obtaining and using MPS permits visit Transport NSW Mobility Parking Scheme webpage 



Parking rules

For more information on parking rules including how to read parking signs and road markings:

Visit Transport NSW Parking Rules page