Parking Design

Free regulated parking

Free regulated parking operates in a defined central parking area of Gympie as indicated in council's Local Laws and pursuant to street signage.

When does it operate?

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12noon

How does it operate?

Parking will be free for the stipulated period on traffic signs. For example, if the sign displays 2P, parking is limited to two hours. The free regulated parking system operates between the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am - 12noon

Loading zones

Loading zones are signed throughout the central parking area of Gympie.  Maximum parking periods are stipulated on traffic signs.

Who can park in a loading zone?

  • commercial vehicles as defined under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, for the purpose of loading and unloading goods safely
  • owners of vehicles not defined as commercial vehicles under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, holding a commercial vehicle permit issued by council, for the purpose of loading and unloading goods safely
  • non-commercial vehicles, to set down and pick up passengers
  • emergency vehicles as necessary to deal with emergency situations.

Applying for a commercial vehicle permit

Owners of vehicles not defined as commercial vehicles under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, using their vehicle for commercial purposes can apply for a commercial vehicle permit. Annual charges apply.  Commercial vehicle permits must be displayed in the vehicle.

Disability parking

Disability parking spaces are available throughout the region.  These spaces are clearly signed and must only be used by those vehicles displaying a disability parking permit.

Gympie Regional Council elects to regulate parking in disabled parking areas differently to the Queensland legislation. In Queensland, only the Australian Disability Parking Permit (blue permit) is recognised for on-street disabled bays. GRC also allows Queensland Disability Parking Permit (red permit), to park in on-street disabled bays for up to two hours. Vehicles displaying a Total and Permanent Incapacitation (TPI) Association logo on their windscreen are afforded the same concessions as owners of the red permit.

Both local government and Queensland Police Service officers may issue infringement notices for the misuse of parking bays in on-street situations.

Applying for a disability parking permit

If your ability to walk is severely restricted by a medical condition or disability, you may be eligible for a disability parking permit. Contact the Department of Transport for information on the Disability Parking Permit Scheme, and to make an application.

Free all day parking locations in Gympie

  • Civic Centre, Mellor Street
  • Rear of the Town Hall
  • Gympie Marketplace Complex, bottom carpark, Reef Street
  • Jaycee Way, adjacent to the swimming pool
  • Young Street
  • Lawrence Street, behind GJ Gardner Homes.

 

Related information

Commercial vehicle permit application

Disability Parking Permit Scheme

Information attachment to commercial vehicle permit application

Infringements