Parking rules and paying for parking


Swan Hill Rural City Council provides different parking options near the central business district. These options include:

  • Ticketed parking areas
  • Timed parking areas
  • All-day parking areas
  • Accessible parking areas
  • Long bay parking areas

Parking rules

As a driver, it’s your responsibility to carefully read and follow the parking signs. These signs may apply to a length of road, area, or a car park and may have different rules depending on the time of day.

If you don’t follow these parking rules, you may receive an infringement notice. This includes if you do not buy or display a valid parking ticket, or if you stay parked longer than the allowed time.

Council Authorised Officers regularly monitor parking areas in Swan Hill and Robinvale, enforcing regulations and signage to ensure compliance and availability of parking spaces for all drivers in the municipality.

How to pay for parking

Parking meters located throughout the central business district have two methods of payment:

  • pay by coin
  • pay by MasterCard or Visa card

When you buy a parking ticket, it is only valid if clearly displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle.

Tickets purchased via street parking meters are not valid in private car parks (ie. Coles, Woolworths and Aldi).

Weekend parking is free, however you must still abide by the relevant time limits. Please check signage to ensure you are legally parked.

How do I pay using coins?

Coin payment option is available on all meters. To pay by coin:

  • Insert coins needed for the required time
  • Press OK
  • Collect ticket and display it clearly on your dashboard

How do I pay using my card?

MasterCard and Visa Card payment options are available on all meters. To pay by card:

  • Select the credit card option on the screen
  • Use arrows to select required time
  • Press OK
  • Tap payment card on reader
  • Collect ticket and display it clearly on your dashboard

Where can I use my ticket?

You can use your parking ticket in any Council ticketed parking areas until the expiry time.

Report a broken parking meter

If a parking ticket machine is broken you should use another machine to buy a ticket. If a valid ticket is not displayed clearly on your dashboard you may still receive an infringement notice, even if the closest ticket machine is broken.

Report a broken parking meter