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Parking types

Accessible (ACROD) parking

The City has numerous ACROD bays to allow for easy and convenient access to ACROD permit holders.

If a bay is unavailable, a permit holder is eligible to park in a regular bay, and remain for double time shown on the sign. Official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle.

For more information visit the accessibility and inclusion page

ACROD parking locations

For a list of accessible parking in and around Fremantle click here

What entitlements does an ACROD permit provide?

An ACROD parking permit allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks and street parking with double the signposted time limit (except where a time limit is shown on dedicated ACROD bays).

A similar benefit is also available for Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) ex-serviceperson permit holders, though that permit is not valid for use in an ACROD parking bay.

Our universal access map has details of ramps and pathways. For visitors, official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle.

For more information please contact NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) on 1800 800 110.

Under Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014, a vehicle parked in an ACROD bay, without display of a valid permit, can be infringed $300.

Motorbike parking

Motorbike bays are located around the city and are free of charge. They may have time restrictions - refer to the displayed signs. Motorbikes are permitted to park in car bays, however applicable parking fees must be paid and stated time limits apply.

When purchasing a ticket to park your motorbike in a car bay, we recommend you retain the tear-off section of the ticket so that proof of purchase can be provided should an infringement be issued due to the ticket having blown away or been removed.

See the motorcycle parking map for locations.

Electric vehicles

Four electric car chargers and parking bays are available for exclusive electric vehicle use at the Cappuccino Strip car park. 

Tour coach parking

See the tour coach parking map for locations.

Loading zones

The 'loading zone' sign and our parking local law requires vehicles using loading zones to be a 'goods vehicle'. A 'goods vehicle' means a vehicle specifically designed, constructed and used primarily for the conveyance of goods (not being a trailer or a vehicle to which a trailer is attached). A vehicle that is not classified as a 'goods vehicle' can utilise a loading zone for business purposes however the vehicle must have the business name or logo at least 100mm high on both sides of the vehicle.

If you do not have a 'goods vehicle' and your vehicle is not needed for business purposes but you still require access to a loading zone, please see the Reserved Parking Application form

Most loading zones in Fremantle allow a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. If the loading zone does not have a time limit displayed, the maximum time limit is 30 minutes. 

Loading zones should only be used by vehicles who are loading or unloading goods. 

School parking

School drop off and pick up times can be quite stressful for parents and students alike. Most of the City's schools are located in high density areas, and parking may not always be available for all parents. 

Initiatives by schools such as walking school bus, carpooling schedules and ride to school programs are supported by the City. The City works closely with schools to ensure safety and convenience for all road users. Given the limited space near schools, parents are requested to:

  • Abide by restrictions shown on signs, such as time restrictions during pick up and drop off times
  • Park further away and walk to the school to relieve congestion
  • Be mindful of hazardous traffic movements such as stopping in no stopping areas, obstructing foot paths, driveways and crossings, and always park safely and legally where it is permitted
  • Walk or riding to the school when possible
  • Car pool with other parents

Your cooperation is much appreciated when parking near schools. The City's Integrated Patrols Officers frequently patrol schools and enforce the Parking Local Law to assist with safe flow of traffic.

To report any illegal parking around schools, or request patrols, contact the customer service team on 1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736) or info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

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