Car Parking

The City of Victor Harbor provides more than 2,000 car parking spaces at various locations within the council area.

Council acknowledges that as Victor Harbor grows parking hours need to be reviewed to ensure the appropriate turnover of vehicles to balance the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

Licence Plate Recognition Technology Trial

A Traffic Movement and Car Parking Study undertaken in 2017 identified that parking spaces within the town centre were rarely at full capacity, and could be better managed to balance the needs of visitors and businesses.

To help us better manage the use of these parking spaces, Council is trialling the use of Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) technology. The technology essentially replaces the traditional act of a parking inspector physically chalking a tyre to monitor time parking limits with a more efficient electronic method.

The trial will commence from mid-December 2018 within Victor Harbor’s Town Centre, and from January 2019 will include the parking spaces in the Victor Central Shopping Complex.

LPR uses photo recognition to record and cross reference licence plate numbers. This is done using an LPR camera which is mounted on a patrol car and connected to a computer within the vehicle. The technology alerts parking officers when a vehicle has remained in the parking space for longer than the permitted time.

Data gathered through the trial will assist council to manage parking spaces in a more efficient, cost effective and consistent manner.

Download our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ fact sheet explaining more about the Licence Plate Recognition trial.

Frequently Asked Questions - Licence Plate Recognition Technology Trial(73 kb)

Street Name

Days time limit applies

Time limit

Ocean Street (Between Torrens & Coral Street) Western side of street

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

1 hour

Ocean street  (Eastern side of street)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

30 mins (except in front of the Post Office which is 15 mins)

Ocean Street (Between Coral Street  & Albert Place both sides)

Seven days a week 8.30am to 5.30pm

1 hour

Railway Terrace (in front of the Crown Hotel), Albert Place & Victoria Street to the roundabout

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

2 hours

McKinlay Street

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

2 hours

Flinders Parade

24/7

No time limit except near the Anchorage

Esplanade

24/7

No time limit except in front of pay carpark where a half hour zone applies seven days a week

Coral Street (between Railway Terrace and Flinders Parade

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

2 hours

Coral Street (in front of RSL)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

30 mins

Coral Street (in front of Hotel Grosvenor and RAW foods)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm  and Saturdays 8.30am to 11.30am

1 1/2 hours

Please note - Council's Parking Inspectors  patrol these and other areas within the township and Expiation Notices are issued for offences that breach the provisions of the Australian Road Rules1999.

Caravan and Bus Parking is available on the Esplanade near the Visitor Information Centre and the Hotel Victor and on Flinders Parade opposite the Volleyball courts.

For those needing to load and unload there are also six loading zones in the CBD vicinity.

Disabled Parking Information

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Victor Harbor has 2 electric vehicle charging stations located at:

  • Grosvenor Gardens, Corner of Stuart Street and Coral Street
  • Barker Reserve, 1 Bay Road

These Electric Car Charging Stations are free to use (no charge for the power), but users must first register for and receive a swipe card to activate the stations. These cards cost $25 and are available online at www.chargestar.com.au

Charge Star provides electric vehicle drivers with access to 50 charging stations across Australia, 10 of which are located in South Australia.

Users should call E-station on 1300 661 895 for faults.