Council administers and enforces parking controls for the convenience and safety of the community.
Below is a flyer distributed to the various schools within the Walkerville Council.
If you receive a parking expiation notice you have the following options:
- Pay the expiation
- Nominate another driver
- Nominate the new owner
- Request a review
- Elect to be prosecuted in Court
- Apply for permission to pay fees in installments
Pay the expiation
Expiation fees must be paid in full by the due date on the notice:
- In person at 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton SA 5081
- By mail to PO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081
- By phone (08) 8342 7100
Paying the fine does not mean you are admitting liability for what caused the offence and a conviction will not be recorded.
Nominate another driver
If you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the offence you can nominate another driver.
In order to do this, you must complete a Statutory Declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace identifying the vehicle driver at the time of the offence. This must include their name and address.
Do not pay the expiation. A notice will be issued to the nominated driver once we received the statutory declaration.
Nominate a new owner
If you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time of the offence you can provide the details for the new owner.
In order to do this, you must complete a Statutory Declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace advising of the change of ownership.
Do not pay the expiation. A notice will be issued to the nominated new owner once we received the statutory declaration.
Request for a review of a parking expiation
The Expiation of Offences Act 1996 and Australian Road Rules include provisions that allow an expiation notice to be withdrawn if certain circumstances exist or the offence could be considered trifling (for the special meaning of trifling see Section 4(2) of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996).
For your convenience and easy reference Council has compiled the Expiation Review Information Guidelines pdf (56.25 KB).
Consideration of a parking expiation review are as follows:
- If you did not commit the offence(s).
- If there was a processing error, including an oversight of the facts or a procedural error has occurred rendering the expiation notice defective.
- That the expiation notice should not have been issued with respect to the offence(s).
- If it is decided that the alleged offender should be prosecuted for the offence(s).
- If a reviewing officer is satisfied that the offence is "trifling". (Refer to "Expiation Review Information Guidelines" for explanation of trifling grounds.)
Download form for Review of Council Decision (to expiate - Parking and Stopping Offences) – Submission for Review of an Expiation Notice – Print copy and send to Council at PO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081 (84.66 KB)
In most cases reviews are only accepted from the expiated person. If the expiated person authorises someone else to make the application on their behalf, the outcome of the review will be sent to the expiated person, not the person authorised to make the application
Elect to be prosecuted for the offence in court
If you choose to be prosecuted you must complete the tear away section at the bottom of the expiation notice and return this to Council via post to PO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081 or in person at 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton SA 5081.
When you have chosen this option for the alleged offence, a summons will be issued to attend court at a nominated date and time.
If you are found guilty, the Court may require you to pay not only a court fine as a penalty, but also prosecution and court costs and levies. A conviction may also be recorded.
Apply for permission to pay the fee in instalments
Council is unable to accept part payment for expiations. If you are unable to pay the full expiation fee, you may make an application to enter into a payment arrangement with the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit. This arrangement may include a payment of the amount of the fee(s) in instalments or other options by agreement with the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Officer. A fee will apply to enter into a payment arrangement. The Fines Enforcement and Recovery Officer can be contacted on 1800 659 538 or at www.fines.sa.gov.au.
It should be noted that for amounts of less than $100.00, the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit will only enter into payment arrangements in cases of demonstrable and verifiable hardship.