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Council manages parking to ensure everyone has access to our beaches and businesses.

Business districts Free timed parking in the main business areas of Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Kingscliff, Cabarita and Pottsville
Residential parking Most street parking is unrestricted
Sports facilities, schools & hospitals Restricted timed parking zones
Paid parking In Murwillumbah it costs $2 per day to park undercover on Level 2 of Council’s car park (next to the Aquatic Centre). Parking tokens are available at the Aquatic Centre café.

Parking fines

Council does not handle payments or disputes for parking fines

Penalty notices are managed by Revenue NSW.

If you believe a penalty notice has been issued in error, or you want to ask for leniency contact Revenue NSW:

Call 1300 138 118 or visit

Council cannot cancel or withdraw a penalty notice once it has been issued.

How to pay your parking fine

Instructions on how to pay your fine are provided on the penalty notice. Contact Revenue NSW for more information.

How are penalty notices issued?

What happens with the money collected from parking infringements?

Parking Enforcement Vehicle

Parking Enforcement Vehicle

Council’s Parking Enforcement Vehicle is fitted with state-of-the-art cameras and GPS mapping software. Cameras mounted on the roof provide a 360 degree view.

The car detects offences in real time, including illegal parking in bus zones, school zones, clearways, no parking and no stopping zones. The licence plate and location are recorded when an offence is detected.

The Parking Enforcement Vehicle targets high risk areas and ‘hot spots’ such as school zones. It is hoped the car will bring about a change in driver behaviour.

The car will help to improve turnover of parking spaces, reduce traffic congestion and increase safety.

What happens to the images of vehicles that are not parked illegally?

Do you have permission to record parked vehicles?

No overnight parking zones (overnight camping)

Online Parking Mapping

Click to view maps

No parking between 11 pm and 5 am.

New parking restrictions have been put in place to prevent overnight camping.

This includes areas in Cabarita Beach, Chinderah, Fingal Head, Hastings Point, Kingscliff, Pottsville and Tweed Heads.

These restricted zones are mainly carparks near our beaches and are clearly shown with signage.

Sleeping in vehicles can cause public health, amenity and environmental issues.

Rangers patrol early morning and late at night and will issue on the spot fines.

Overnight prohibited parking zones: View maps

Car parking studies

Council carried out a study of car parking spaces in the main central business districts of Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff.

The study helped us to understand parking issues in the Tweed. It included a review of parking zones and ‘built’ carparks in the CBD areas and identified:

  • areas of high parking demand and measured the use of parking spaces in those areas
  • perceived barriers to using underutilised car parking spaces

The studies are being used to support decisions around transport and development.

Parking safely and legally

Do not park:

  • on a median strip, clearway or traffic island
  • on or across a driveway, footpath or nature strip
  • on a bus zone, or taxi zone
  • between No Stopping signs or on yellow lines
  • adjacent to a parked vehicle (double parking)
  • within 10m of a non-signalised intersection
  • within 3m of double centre lines

See road safety

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