Whitehorse City Council

Private Parking Agreements

Private parking agreements and memoranda of understanding (MOU) can help prevent illegal or unauthorised parking on private property or privately-owned roads.

If your car park is for the sole purpose of your business, you may be eligible for a private parking agreement for the provision of parking enforcement by Council.

If your car park is open to the general public and not for the sole purpose of your business, you may be eligible for an MOU for the provision of parking enforcement by Council.

Parking Services Officers can issue infringement notices on private property if the property owner has a private parking agreement or MOU with Council.

When a private parking agreement or MOU is in place between Council and an owner or occupier, Parking Services Officers will visit the area as part of their regular patrols or on request and will encourage compliance with parking rules and regulations. Enforcement will generally be between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday; 8am to 4pm Saturday and may also include some evenings.

If the business owner decides to enter into a private parking agreement or MOU, the business will need to fund:

  • a parking plan – to be drafted by a recognised traffic engineering consultancy firm and submitted to Council; and
  • site works – (such as purchasing and installing signs and line marking) – to be undertaken by a registered traffic control company; and
  • may be required to pay an annual fee.

Applying for a private parking agreement or MOU

1. Complete the Private Parking Agreement/MOU Application Form and provide a copy of:

  • Your public liability insurance
  • A copy of the land title; or your authority to manage the land.
  • The site plan showing the proposed area to be enforced. 
  • Send your application to:

Parking Services
Whitehorse City Council
Locked Bag 2
NUNAWADING DC VIC 3131

Or scan the application and email it to customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Note:

  • Council will conduct an initial inspection of the site to ensure it complies with our eligibility criteria, including health and safety.
  • Due to safety issues, Council will not patrol under-cover car parks. 

2. Submit a parking plan developed by independent transport engineer based on the results of this inspection. Council will assess your parking plan and advise you of the results. If approved, you will be authorised to commence site
    works if required.
3. Site works will be required to install appropriate parking signage. When site works are completed, contact Council to arrange a final site inspection.
4. After a successful final site inspection, Council will send you an agreement to be signed.
5. Once all relevant parties have signed the agreement, they are to be returned to Council for signing. A fully signed copy will be returned to you.
6. The area will be patrolled by Parking Services Officers as part of their regular patrol. If you require an officer to attend your site, call Council on 9262 6333. Public roads are a priority, but an ffficer will attend as soon as possible.