The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority manages Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park. The Authority’s Regulations cover a wide range of issues to ensure visitor safety and to protect the managed lands and assets.
The Authority is required to issue infringements for breaches to the Regulations and penalties may apply. Actions that may attract infringements include illegal parking; speeding; littering; damage to plants or wildlife; or, dogs off leads.
Pay an infringement
Payments can be made by phone, fax, email, post, in person or online and no transaction fees apply.
An infringement notice is issued for a breach of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Regulations 1999.
The infringement notice is the first demand notice and clearly states the alleged offence, registration of the vehicle (if applicable) and the date the payment is due. The payment period is 28 days from the issue date.
If payment is not received within 28 days, a final demand notice will be issued with additional costs of $13.50 and a further 28 day payment period.
If the final deman notice has not been paid by the due date or you have not requested the infringement notice to be reviewed, the matter is automatically referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry (FER). This will result in additional fees and may result in the suspension of your driver’s licence or vehicle registration. Refer to the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994 for further detail.
If your infringement has been referred to FER, please contact them directly:
Fines Enforcement Registry
Department of the Attorney General
GPO Box X2293
Perth, Western Australia, 6847
Phone: 1300 650 235
At any point in the process, the alleged offender can elect to take the matter to court.
Update your personal details
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority receives or obtains offender details at the time of the alleged offence or current contact details of registered vehicle owners from the Department of Transport.
If your details have changed, please download and complete the form below then send it to the Customer Service Officer.
Nominate another driver or person in charge of the vehicle
Infringements are issued to the registered vehicle owner in the first instance. If the owner was not the driver or person in charge at the time of the alleged offence, or the vehicle was sold prior to the offence, the owner has 28 days from the issue date of the 'Infringement Notice' to nominate and supply details of the driver or person in charge (Section 49, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998).
To nominate another driver or person in charge of the vehicle, please download and complete the form below then send it to the Customer Service Officer.
Appeal an infringement
In very limited circumstances, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority may be prepared to withdraw an infringement that has been issued. Only the following situations may be considered for withdrawal:
- You had an unforeseen medical emergency that prevented you from removing your vehicle and documentation is supplied by you from the ambulance service or medical practitioner or hospital to support this claim.
- Your vehicle broke down after you parked it in Kings Park and it was unable to be moved and the following documentation is supplied by you to support this claim:
- A completed Statutory Declaration, and
- A towing receipt or proof of repairs (e.g., a receipt for parts, an invoice from a mechanic, RAC call-out documentation).
- Your vehicle had been stolen prior to the infringement being issued and documentation is supplied to support this claim (including the reference number from the Police report).
- Your vehicle was sold prior to the infringement being issued and documentation is supplied to support this claim (including the current contact details of the person you sold the vehicle to and/or a copy of the transfer papers).
- You were in the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club or Next Generation Kings Park Club at the time of the infringement and can supply evidence from the club that you were inside to support this claim (e.g., swipe card record).
- You were not the driver of the vehicle and you can provide the current contact details of the person who was in charge of the vehicle at the time of the infringement. Please nominate another driver or person in charge of the vehicle.
- You were detained by the Police and documentation is supplied to support this claim (including the reference number from the Police report).
- You have a valid ACROD permit and can provide information or extenuating support.
- You received a non-parking related infringement that you feel was issued unfairly and can support extenuating circumstances.
Appeals will generally not be considered if you received your infringement because:
- You lost track of the time - time limits apply to certain areas of Kings Park.
- You did not see the sign - as the driver you must look for parking signs to ascertain if parking is permitted in the area you intend to leave your vehicle.
- You did not understand the parking sign - these signs are based on the Road Code and Australian Standards.
- You did not know that parking restrictions applied - regulations are posted at the entrance to Kings Park.
- You are a member of the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club or Next Generation Kings Park Club - you may only leave your vehicle in Kings Park while you are in the club or in Kings Park itself.
- You thought you were allowed to park there - only authorised vehicles can park in areas such as Loading Zones, Taxi Stands, Charter Bus Bays, and Disabled Bays (with ACROD permits).
- You had to use the toilet.
- You were only there for a few minutes - restrictions apply as soon as you park there.
- You were helping someone and thought it was alright to disregard the parking rules - despite the good deed, you still need to ensure your vehicle is correctly parked.
- You could not find a convenient parking bay so you left your vehicle in a place you thought would have been alright - you can only park in designated parking areas.
- You left Kings Park only for a few minutes and then returned - parking is only permitted in Kings Park when you are in Kings Park. Please note: Jacobs Ladder is not part of Kings Park, and you are not permitted to park and leave the car in Kings Park while you go elsewhere.
- You are a contractor, member, customer, or are employed by a proprietor within Kings Park - parking restrictions apply to all vehicles entering Kings Park.
- You were visiting when Kings Park was busy and parking was restricted - parking rules apply during events and all weather conditions.
- You were parked in an emergency access way.
If, after reading the above, you still wish to appeal your infringement and can supply evidence to support your claim, please do not pay the infringement notice.
If you were not the driver of the vehicle or alleged offender you need to nominate another driver or person in charge of the vehicle.
If you were the driver of the vehicle or alleged offender you may write to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority - explain your reason, include your current contact information, attach the required documentation, and request the infringement to be withdrawn.
Complete and post the following Request to Review Infringement Notice form and/or the Statutory Declaration to the Customer Service Officer. Is is important that you write legibly.
You may wish to download a Statutory Declaration Form from the Department of the Attorney General's website.
Take the matter to court
If you were the driver of the vehicle or alleged offender and elect to have the matter dealt with by a court, please do not pay the infringement notice. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority will refer the matter to the State Solicitor’s Office for further action within 10 working days of receiving your notice to elect. If your court action is unsuccessful you may be liable for additional court fees.
Download the Request to Take the Matter to Court Form below:
Complete and post the form to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
West Perth, Western Australia 6005
Once the form is received, a letter will be sent to confirm that the request has been referred to the State Solicitor’s Office for further action.
The State Solicitor’s office will handle the process from this point on and may be contacted:
141 St George’s Terrace
GPO Box B83
Perth, Western Australia 6838
Phone: (+61 8) 9264 1888
Fax: (+61 8) 9264 1440
- Last Updated: 16 December 2013