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Big rig parking

Western Australia 
New South Wales and ACT
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If you cannot find somewhere big enough to legally park your car and caravan, motorhome or bus, you will not be able to stop and shop.  RV friendly towns are providing a signed parking area specifically for large vehicles and combinations.  Ideally these should be in easy walking distance from the centre of the town and main shopping areas.  They should also be drive through as turning a large rig in a partially filled car park can be very difficult.  Ideally signage should start at the entrance to the town. 


Many towns have angle parking in their main street, and as this is unsuitable for larger vehicles, it is either a matter of parallel parking through a number of these if you can find them spare, or drive down a quiet side street, park there and walk back to the CBD.  Parallel parking in an area signed as angle parking can be considered a breach of parking regulations. 


The following lists show where to park in towns that have adequate big rig parking.  This is not a complete list of towns with suitable parking as colllecting this information is not easy.  Most but not all of these parking areas listed here will be signed as caravan parking. 

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Beacon - Alongside railway line in Lindsay Street across road from Eziway Store. 

Bindoon - Caravan parking in Bindoon will soon be signposted

Boddington - Parking area available in Wuraming Avenue at the foreshore area and the Town Hall corner Johnstone and Wuraming Avenue. Short walk to the main street and businesses.

Boyup Brook – Big rig parking along Railway Parade opposite Post Office. 

Bridgetown – Signed to parking area off Spencer Street which is accessed from Steere Street; car park includes two long caravan parking bays with a turn around suitable for medium rigs (not drive through).  Parking through angle parking bays is usually available within this car park except during events.  Close to CBD.  Free power from four 15 amp power outlets have been provided for the use of day visitors to the town.  Overnight stays in parking area not permitted. 

Bruce Rock – Adequate big rig parking in main street.

Bunbury – Large rig parking at Bunbury Visitor Centre in the CBD, Mangrove Cove parking area opposite the Dolphin Discovery Centre, and the parking area at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Busselton - Parking for big rigs may be found in the following places.  These are not dedicated big rig parking areas: Opposite the Shire Office, at the Old Government Railway Precinct Busselton Visitor Centre
Peel Terrace, next to the Vasse River, between Queen Street and Stanley Place, the public car park bounded by Kent Street, Duchess Street and Cammilleri Street, the western end of the Equinox public car park
Queen Street, Opposite Signal Park and the tennis courts, road verge on Marine Terrace next to Barnard Park, between Scout Road and Milne Street.

Capel – Large rig parking in bus bay in Capel Drive.  Close to public toilets. 

Carnamah - There are two large parking areas on either side of the Roadhouse on the main road into town and both are suitable for very large rigs.  One area has direct access to the public toilets.

Corrigin – Close to Dump Point and short walk to shops. 

Cue - Large rig parking available at the corner of Austin Street and Victoria Streets Cue, opposite the Police Station

Cunderdin - Adjacent to the Main Street Shopping Precinct is a loop road that provides ample parking for caravans/campers.  Other parking areas within the Shire that are suitable are adjacent to the Meckering Memorial rose garden, the No. 3 Pump Station Museum and O’Connor Park in Cunderdin.

Dardanup townsite - Parking on the corner of Ferguson Road and Little Street at the Public Hall.  Excellent area with toilets, 50 metres to Tourism Centre, general store, Dardanup tavern, oval, playgrounds and parks. 

Denmark - Suitable parking for large rigs at the Visitor’s Centre. Parking alongside the River on the town side, either side of the highway are large enough for medium sized motorhomes not towing, and a larger parking areas can be found a short way further along Hollings Road alongside the river.   The riverside parking is closer to the shops than the Visitor Centre.

Derby – Parking area Clarendon Street (Main CBD). Parking area Woolworths Supermarket.  Currently parking near the Visitor Centre, but with a new Visitor Centre being built, the parking area will change. 

Dongara/PortDenison – Parking area at the marina area south end of Port Denison is signed for long vehicles.  Town Oval on Waldeck Street, and in the main street Moreton Terrace in Dongara.  Parking in the CBD is limited for large rigs and caravans.  Opposite the Dongara Hotel is a vacant block and can be used to park vans but is not signed. 

Dowerin – Parking in main street

Dumbleyung – Truck parking at roadhouse. 

Dwellingup – Adequate street parking near Visitor Centre

Eaton (North of Bunbury and part of the Shire of Dardanup) - Eaton Fair Shopping Centre - On street parking for larger vehicles on Council Avenue.  Large open gravel sealed areas off Recreation Drive/ Council Avenue suitable for long vehicles and in close proximity to seven day a week trading large shopping centre and commercial business, Great playground or walk across the oval to the Recreation Centre.  

Esperance - The Visitor Centre has parking for large vehicles (two spots) and visitors are welcome to park there for a few hours during the day if they wish to walk into the town centre.  There is also parking for large vehicles next to the Boulevard Shopping Centre (Woolworths) on Randell Street.

Geraldton - At Visitor Centre, corner Chapman Road and Bayley Street in the middle of the city and at the new foreshore development.

Harvey – Large rigs can be parked in the parking bay on South Western Highway by the High School. In town they can be parked at the railway station.

Jerramungup – Parking bay suitable for large caravans and trucks across the Highway from the Jerramungup Roadhouse.

Kalbarri – Big rig parking at Sally’s Tree

Karratha - The carpark at the Centro Karratha shopping centre has room for big rigs

Kalgoorlie - Cassidy Street; signed from Brookman and Dugan Streets, to the north west of the central CBD. Suitable for all sized rigs.

Kellerberrin – Adequate room in the main street for large rigs.

Kojonup – Gordon Street, near dump point. 

Kulin - Johnston Street – South side.  Parking permitted between the Kulin Resource Centre and the Kulin Hostel

Western Australia 
Many of the Wheatbelt and Goldfields towns have plenty of room to park in their main streets.  Bridgetown and Northam provide  free access to power while parking - in day only parking areas close to the shops.

Leonora - There is large rig parking available outside the Leonora Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Trump and Tower Streets

Mandurah - The Visitor Centre at 75 Mandurah Terrace is suitable and signed.

Manjimup – 1: The Timber & Heritage Park in Edwards Street, 2: In front of the Visitor Centre in Manjimup in Johnson Crescent via Giblett Street, 3: Caravan rest area below the Visitor Centre off Mottram Street (South West Highway) with short walk to Visitor Centre and shops, 4; Tourist car park east side of Giblett Street opposite McCays Store, 5: Large parking area behind the Manjimup Hotel access from Rose Street.

Margaret River - Corner of Station Road andWallcliffe Road is a large gravel section where large vehicle quite often park. Also you could find room to park at our Gloucester Park Sporting Ground around one kilometre from town centre. 

Menzies – Adequate street parking, truck parking bay and hotel parking area. 

Merredin - The CBD of Merredin has a very large area of parking off Barrack Street (south side) within a comfortable walking distance of the shops and visitor centre.  Large rigs can be accommodated at either end of the main parking area i.e. west of the railway station or at the eastern end of the car park.

Moora - These are not signposted.  Opposite Commonwealth Bank in Padbury Street is drive through but suitable for small to medium rigs only.  Roberts Street car park opposite IGA at the same location as the short stay parking area and can accommodate large rigs although not drive through.  Padbury Street opposite the Shire office is drive through and suitable for trucks as well as large campers. 

Mount Barker - Rear of Shire Administration Building, off Lowood Road and Hicks Close, Mount Barker

Mullewa – Big rig parking across the road from the Railway Hotel in Gray Street, and at the corner of Padbury and Jose Street across from the Yarrumba Deli and Service Station where caravan park fees are taken.

Narrogin -Corner Park and Fairway Streets Narrogin; signed at the location but not signed on entering the town.

Norseman – With wide streets, there is ample parking. 

Northampton – Long rig parking at Hampton Gardens

Pinjarra – Spacious parking on Murray Street behind the Edenvale Complex within easy walking distance to the main shopping precinct.

Sandstone – Wide streets have adequate parking. 

Three Springs – Parking on main road

Tom Price - Limited parking for big rigs near Visitor Centre in Tamarind Street.

Trayning - Information bay in Railway Street, parallel to the Merredin Road

Wagin - Behind the Town Library in the town centre off Trent Street and Tudhoe Street.

Westonia – Adequate street parking in the wide streets

Williams - There are a number of truck parking bays on Albany Highway within our townsite that would enable travellers to park their rigs and then wander down the main street (Brooking Street). These are located; opposite the Caltex Roadhouse, Williams Post Office, opposite the BP Roadhouse. In addition, the Caltex Roadhouse is 24 hour and has a very large car park out the back, which would be a safe place to park. The Williams Wool Shed has a large parking area and houses a number of specialty shops, a cafι/restaurant and the Visitors Information Centre. If travellers were to turn down Brooking Street, there is a car park opposite the Shire (corner of Brooking and Growse Streets) – however there is a roundabout to navigate, so if they want to come into the main street and use this car park, they may wish to turn into Richardson Street and then Growse Street – no roundabouts. The Williams Lions Park (diagonally opposite the Shell Roadhouse) has a large parking area, however during peak times this can get a reasonable number of vehicles in it, which may make taking a larger rig in there a little challenging.

York – Avon Park,Lowe Street, York

Albury – Caravan and large rig parking at Albury Railway Station Precinct.

Ballina  - Parking space available at Ballina Visitor Information Centre, and shopping centres - Ballina Fair and Ballina Central

Batemans Bay - Batemans Bay Visitor Centre, Corner of Beach Road and Princes Highway, Batemans Bay.  Club Catalina (Batemans Bay Bowling Club), Princes Highway, Batemans Bay

Bathurst – Parking suitable for RVs greater than eleven metres; Free Council Car Park - Elizabeth Street and Free Council Car Park - Rankin Street. There are also two parking areas near the RSL in Howick Street suitable for big rigs, but these can be busy at times and some areas have a three hour parking limit. 

Bombala - The car park at the swimming pool (directly behind the main street of Bombala) is suitable.

Boorowa has a very wide main street and big rig parking is available around the Old Courthouse Building either in Marsden Street or in Queen Street beside the park and toilets; this is also where the Visitor Information Centre is located.

Bowral - Bradman Cricket Museum and International Hall of Fame, St Jude Street., Bowral.

Broken Hill – Opposite Broken Hill Visitors Information Centre, corner Blende and Bromide Streets Broken Hill; walking distance to CBD

Brunswick Heads - Sign posted area on southern end of  Tweed Street and an easy walk to CBD.

Bulahdelah – Wade Park

Condobolin - Parking close to the Condobolin CBD can be found along Memorial Park, Lachlan Road.

Cooma - Vale Street between the Post Office and the Gaol.

Coonabarabran large rig parking available at King Street, Coonabarabran and at Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre

Cootamundra - Murray Street, which is one street over parallel to the main street has long areas to park beside Fisher Park.

Deniliquin – Large parking bay on Davidson Street for stays of up to three days permitted; short walk to town.  Parking in George Street next to the Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre, Cressy Street by the Town Hall, andCivic Place behind the Town Hall but this is not drive through.  Wide streets in the town. 

Forbes - Town centre parking is available for wide and long vehicles on Lawler Street, which runs parallel to the shopping hub of Rankin Street. Parking in town is easy, with plenty of spaces suitable for long and wide vehicles Alternatively, the RV Friendly parking area is also a great place to park, as access to the CBD and services is only a short walk past Lake Forbes.

Forster - Marina

Gloucester - Parking areas aroundBillabong Park (Denison Street and Boundary Road) in close proximity to the CBD are suitable for big rigs. 

Goulburn - There are big rig parking bays in Clinton, Verner, Bourke and Sloan Street; some are two hour and some are all day parking.  Parking at Visitor Information Centre in Sloan Street is well signed. 

Grenfell - Forbes Street, Melyra Street and at the Railway Station

Griffith -Banna Avenue behind the Griffith Visitors Centre

Gunnedah - Wolseley Park on the Kamilaroi Highway, or in the bottom area of Coles car park entering from Bloomfield Street

Guyra - At Mother of Ducks Lagoon, one block from CBD

Hawks Nest – By the beach

Hay – West side of Lachlan Street (which is the main street and Cobb Highway) south end of town, signed parking area opposite Tennis Club. 

Inverell- Behind Coles

Jerilderie - Adjacent to Luke Park, Powell Street – near the big windmill

Junee - Junee has plenty of big rig parking in close proximity to CBD.  Lorne Street (outside the Visitor Information Centre) is the only signposted area.  Broadway (opposite Ex-Services Club and Broadway Museum) is convenient to supermarket and services

Kiama - Large rigs can be park next to theKiama Harbour in the area utilised by fisherman for boats and trailers and also at Blowhole Point.  Both areas are close walking distance to the main shopping area.  Maximum four hour parking in the Kiama Municipality.

New South Wales and ACT

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