Parking enforcement

Parking in Cessnock CBD

A number of free and untimed parking spaces are available in Cessnock CBD, with convenient pedestrian access to local businesses. 

Drivers are reminded of their obligation to comply with the Road Rules when driving and parking and to be mindful of pedestrians in these areas.

Cessnock CBD parking map


Parking restrictions

Cessnock City Council manages parking restrictions on regional and local roads

Designated parking areas and time restrictions are used to help regulate parking to ensure vacant spaces are available. Restrictions encourage:

  • pedestrian safety
  • passenger safety during pick-up or drop-off

 If you drive or ride a vehicle, please be aware of parking restrictions and how to follow them correctly


Parking Enforcement

We aim to achieve a balance between public safety and traffic flow in the management of vehicle parking throughout the Cessnock Local Government Area.

Examples of illegal parking where infringement notices will be issued include:

  • Parking in school zones
  • Overstaying signposted time limits
  • Parking where there are 'No Parking' or 'No Stopping' signs
  • Parking on public reserves
  • Parking across driveways
  • Parking on nature strips or footpaths
  • Parking in the opposite direction of travel 
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of over 4.5 tonnes parking on a length of road in a built up area for longer than 1 hour   
  • Vehicles that exceed 7.5 metres in overall length parking on a length of road in a built up area for longer than 1 hour 

Pay a parking infringement

Cessnock City Council cannot accept payment for a parking infringement.

Infringements must be paid to Revenue NSW. To pay an infringement, see the procedure on the reverse of your penalty notice or view the payment options offered by Revenue NSW.

You need the penalty notice number (at the top of your infringement) to pay a penalty. 


Contest a parking infringement

Council cannot discuss or review an infringement.

All enquiries or objections relating to parking infringement must be made to Revenue NSW. To contest a fine, see the procedure on the reverse of your penalty notice or request a review online.

Conducting the review process through Revenue NSW prevents any potential conflict of interest with Council and staff.