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Safety in School Zones


School Zones are enforced between the hours of

8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

During the peak times of children arriving and departing from school grounds, there is a 40km/h restriction to make the road safer for our children. There are also specific restrictions on parking around schools at this time to allow safer access for students.



School update:

On 21 May 2007 fines and demerit points increased in school zones. The increased fines and demerit points are applied to offences which, when committed by drivers in school zones, are dangerous for children.

New fines and demerit point increases include:


Minimum fines of $128 and 4 demerit points

Approach children's crossing too quickly to stop safely:

$384 fine and 4 demerit points

Double Parking:

$231 fine and 2 demerit points

Stopping on or near a children's crossing:

$308 and 2 demerit points

For a full list of all new penalties and offences, please click :- here or call 13 22 13

Term Dates* for 2014:

Term 1
28 January
to 11 April
Term 2
28 April to 27 June
Term 3
14 July to 19 September
Term 4
7 October to 19 December

*These are based on DET calendar and may vary depending on the school