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.