Ten minute grace period for parking tickets
The NSW Government has introduced a 10 minute grace period for at least one hour of paid ticketed parking. This means if you are running late and arrive back at your vehicle a few minutes after the ticket expiry time, you will not receive a fine.
The grace period takes effect from Thursday 31 January 2019. It does not apply to certain areas such as bus lanes, clearways and transit lanes.
The NSW Government has announced a suite of reforms designed to introduce a fairer and more common-sense approach to parking fines in NSW. Two of the key changes are parking fines reductions and a grace period for parking.
The NSW Fines Review is ongoing and you are invited to provide your feedback on the NSW Fines Review website.