Authorised officers respond to parking complaints and conduct routine patrols of parking bays and other areas within the shire. Fines may be issued to vehicles in breach of the road rules.
Common parking offences include:
- Stopped on a footpath
- Stopped in a Loading Zone
- Parking longer than indicated (in a timed area)
- Parking not facing direction of travel
- Stopped in an area for people with disabilities
- Parked in a no parking zone
How to Appeal a Parking Fine
In accordance with the Infringements Act 2006, you have the right to request a review of an infringement.
To do so, you must complete the Infringement Review form(PDF, 172KB) and return it to the Council. You will need to include evidence in support of your comments.
The following reasons will be considered for review:
- Contrary to Law: This infringement has not been issued in accordance with the relevant regulation.
- Mistake of identity: The person to whom the infringement was issued to is not the alleged offender. Please provide a Statutory Declaration stating the offender name.
- Special Circumstances: In relation to a person means: a mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness where the disability, disorder, disease or illness results in the person being unable to understand that conduct constitutes an offence; or to control conduct that constitutes an offence; or-a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance within the meaning of section 57 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled substances Act 1981 where the serious addiction results in the person being unable to understand that conduct constitutes an offence; or to control conduct that constitutes an offence; or-homelessness determined in accordance with the prescribed criteria (if any) where the homelessness results in the person being unable to control conduct which constitutes an offence.
- Exceptional Circumstances: The circumstances under which this infringement was issued should be excused having regard to any exceptional circumstances relating to this offence.
- If the person was unaware of the notice having been served and that service of the infringement notice was not by personal service.
To apply for a disabled parking label, complete the disabled parking form(PDF, 777KB) and return it to the Council. You will need your doctor to sign the form.
Be sure to follow the conditions of use when using your label as failure may result in a fine.
Interstate disabled parking labels may also be used in Baw Baw Shire however, international disabled parking labels are not valid. To report a lost or stolen disabled parking label, sign a statutory declaration at any police station and return it to the Council.
The Council investigates reports of abandoned or unregistered vehicles. Please try to include the vehicle’s registration plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for faster processing. Use the phone list below to report an abandoned or unregistered vehicle.
- Vehicles on a footpath, nature strip, reserve or road (non-urgent): call the Council on 5624 2411.
- Vehicles on a footpath, nature strip, reserve or road (urgent): call the police.
- Drouin - 5625 2003
- Warragul - 5622 7111
- Trafalgar - 5633 1188
- Neerim South - 5628 1303
- Vehicles on Princes Freeway. Call Vic Roads on 13 11 70.
- Vehicles on railway land, such as a railway car park. Call Vic Track on 1800 800 120.
- Vehicles on Parks Victoria land. Call the Department of Environment and Primary Industries on 136 186.
- Vehicles on housing commission land. Call the Department of Human Services on 1300 650 172.
Do you need help with your fines because you are affected by family violence?
The Family Violence Scheme supports people affected by family violence within the fines system. Click here to learn more about the Fines Victoria Family Violence Scheme.