Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 - Meter expired
Offence Code: Expired meter
If a sign says ‘METER’ or 'PAID AREA', you must pay for parking either at the meter or via the EasyPark app, while also abiding by the time limit indicated on the sign. The vehicle must not remain parked in the zone beyond the time period for which payment has been made, even if that period does not exceed the maximum parking time displayed on the sign.
Time starts as soon as you stop in the bay and you must vacate both the parking bay and zone when the maximum time limit is reached. Making extra payments (known as ‘feeding the meter’) will not reset the time limit.
The example sign indicates that the maximum length of stay is 30 minutes between 9 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday. During those times, payment must be made to adequately cover the length of stay, up to a maximum stay of 30 minutes.