Heavy vehicle parking

Council often receives enquiries about heavy vehicle parking.

On premises or private property

Mackay Regional Council has in effect a Local Law No. 8 (Heavy Vehicle Parking) 2018, which involves the parking of a heavy vehicle on private property.

A heavy vehicle by definition of the local law is:

(a) a vehicle or combination of vehicles, including an adjunct vehicle, with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of more than eight tonnes; or

(b) a vehicle that runs a refrigeration unit while parked

A heavy vehicle with a GVM of more than eight tonnes can be permitted to park on residential land, as long as it complies with the exemption criteria within Schedule 1 of Local Law No. 8 (Heavy Vehicle Parking) 2018. If the parking of the heavy vehicle cannot meet the criteria of Schedule 1 then an application to council is required.

Read the heavy vehicle parking fact sheet for more information.

On street

Under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 motorists are not permitted to park their heavy vehicles on streets in residential or built up areas for more than one hour.

Council’s Officers and Queensland Police Officers will attend to on-street heavy vehicle parking complaints.

You can lodge a complaint with council by phoning 1300 MACKAY (622 529). Council will attend to non-urgent complaints during business hours.\

Dedicated parking

Following community feedback, council has installed dedicated heavy vehicle parking in several streets off Nebo Road.

These dedicated parking bays are located in the following streets:

  • Bagley
  • Donaldson
  • Duncan
  • Edmonds
  • Lloyd
  • McGinn
  • Smith

Any heavy vehicles that are unable to find parking in the above streets are advised to park in Paget Industrial Precinct, South Mackay or at the end of Victoria Street, Mackay CBD (after hours only).