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Ten-minute grace period for parking tickets

02 February 2019

The NSW Government has introduced a 10-minute grace period for at least one hour of paid ticketed parking. This means that if you are running late and arrive back at your car 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.