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Public and On-Street Parking

Parking Permits

In a growing city like Playford, we need to consider the impact of public on-street parking on the people who live, work and visit our area.

This is especially true in high-demand locations within our city, like the Lyell McEwin Hospital, which is now a residential parking permit zone between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Lyell McEwin Hospital Residential Parking Permit Zone in Elizabeth Vale

I am visiting the Lyell McEwin Hospital. How do I request a permit?

Parking permits are provided only to properties within the designated parking area.

Should you need to visit the hospital for an appointment, or for employment, please use on-site paid car parking options, or find an on-street park that is not within the designated permit zone.

I wish to visit a friend who lives in the residential parking zone in Elizabeth Vale. Do I need to display a permit?

If you are able to park in the driveway, or are visiting for a short period outside the hours 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, you will not need to display a permit.


Just be sure not to overstay your time in the on-street park though, and make sure you adhere to any other parking restrictions, otherwise you may run the risk of receiving a parking expiation.

I live in the residential parking zone in Elizabeth Vale. Do I need to display a permit?

As the Lyell McEwin Hospital is situated amongst residential housing in Elizabeth Vale, a maximum of two annual permits are issued to each property within the designated permit area.

If you wish to use on-street parking between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, you will need to display a valid permit.

I have just moved in to the residential parking zone in Elizabeth Vale. How do I request a permit?

If you are a new tenant, and need to request a permit, please phone Customer Care on 8256 0333 or send an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au. Be sure to speak with your land agent first, as the previous tenant may have returned the permit at the end of their lease.

If you have recently moved into a property that you have purchased within the permit zone, please send an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au so that our teams can arrange replacement permits for your property.

I live in the residential parking zone in Elizabeth Vale. What happens if I do not display a permit?

If you wish to use on-street parking between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, you will need to display a valid permit in the windscreen of your vehicle.

Should a permit not be displayed, you may be issued a parking expiation.

Truck or Bus Parking on Public Streets

Can I park my truck or bus on the street?

If your truck or bus weighs more than 4.5 tonne or greater than 7.5m or more in length on a residential road, it is not allowed to be parked for periods greater than one hour – you may receive an expiation fee otherwise.

Can I park my truck or bus on my property?

If your truck or bus weighs more than 3 tonnes, parking it on your property may be considered a development, and you may receive an expiation fee as it is not deemed necessary for domestic use.

To park such a vehicle on your property, you must lodge a development application to Council.

Other Parking Permits

How do I request a disabled parking permit?

Council does not issue disabled persons parking permits. For information on disabled parking permits visit the Government of South Australia website or your local Service SA branch.

Parking Signage

We have a variety of parking signs and restrictions around Playford - these restrictions aid in the safety of residents, visitors and motorists, as well as providing a service to our community and in some cases, are legally required.

If you are unable to see a road sign, due to overgrowth of vegetation or other obstacle, please report this to Customer Care on 8256 0333 for further investigation and action.

For more information about no-stopping zones, stopping on a path, median strip, nature strip, painted island or traffic island, please refer to the My Licence website.

Parking and Safety Around Schools

The City of Playford staff monitors parking zones and restrictions to ensure the safety of children as well as maintaining traffic flow during busy drop-off and pick-up periods. Council is committed to community education around the correct use and understanding of school zones, and parking in them.

I live near a busy school. Can I request parking restrictions?

Traffic around schools can get very busy in the morning and afternoons.

Council may be able to investigate parking restrictions during these peak times if there is evidence of safety concerns. If you wish to discuss parking near a school, please phone Customer Care on 8256 0333 or send an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

Can I request installation of a new school crossing?

Should you notice limited safe crossing points for pedestrians around a school, please phone Customer Care on 8256 0333 or send an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

Council may be able to investigate the location and consult the local community to determine if a school crossing can be installed.

Multi-Storey Carpark

The 5.5 storey multi-deck Windsor Carpark is located on the corner of Philip Highway and Main North Road in the Playford CBD. Providing ready access to shopping and new CBD developments, it provides secure parking, free for the first two hours.

What are the opening times, fees and charges of the Windsor Carpark?

Vehicle entry is available during daylight hours, exit available anytime. After-hours access is available 24/7 for permanent parkers.

Casual parkers can retrieve their vehicle 24/7, after-hours access is via the pedestrians doors using your parking ticket.

1 June to 31 August - Winter opening hours are 6am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday.

From 1 September, normal opening hours resume: 6am and 10.30pm Monday to Friday, and open until 11.30pm on weekends.

Monday to Sunday the first two hours are free and the maximum day rate is $8. Rates for total hours as follows:

0-2 hours Free
2-3 hours $1
3-4 hours $3
4-5 hours $5
5-6 hours $7
6+ hours $8

Lost tickets will result in a $15 charge.

Are there any concessions, early-bird deals or free-parking periods available?

Parking is free for the first two hours.

Early Bird Parking is available - in before 7am and out between 2pm and 7:30pm - $5 per day.

Permanent Parking - Reserved secure parking with 24 hour access - $100 per month.

Grenville Hub Members and Grenville volunteers are eligible for free parking, providing they are attending the Grenville Hub and have their ticket validated.

City of Playford staff and visitors to the new hotel and medical hub are entitled to the normal two hour free period. There are no concession card discounts.

What disability access is available?

There are a total of eight disability parks within the carpark, located adjacent to the elevators on each floor. There is a mobility-friendly ramp from the ground floor elevator exit to the road level on Prince Charles Street.

How do I access my car out of hours?

If your car is in the car park after hours, you can access the carpark via the pedestrian access doors using your car park ticket. The gate will raise and roller door open when exiting, after payment has been made.

What types of vehicle can use the carpark?

Most types of vehicles and motorcycles can be accommodated in the carpark. The maximum height clearance is 2360mm.

Further information about the Windsor Carpark can be found in the FAQ document below.