Hoping for a bit of advise here re my bike falling over and whether I have a claim. So a few months ago, I park my bike as normal at RMIT on Queensberry St near Lygon out the front where all the bikes usually park. When I returned after classes the bike had toppled over onto the road and had a fair bit of damage. At first I thought someone had pushed it but I then noticed the fresh gouge on the pavement where the stand had been resting. The bitumen had collapsed a good inch which was enough to lean the bike past its balance point (TL1000R). After closer inspection it looks like not long ago the council got fresh bitumen re-layed on a small footpath section out the front of the building, and it was done too quickly as its far too soft (there are about 50 marks similar to mine). So long story short I contacted the council and made a claim for them to cover the cost of my repairs (about $6000). They knocked it back citing the Vicroads motorcycle guidelines which advise not to park on anything but bluestone which is ridiculous. Ive spoken to a solicitor but cant find anyone who has experience with a case like this to advise whether its worth proceeding and bearing the risk that ill lose. Ive been involved to some degree in situations where a driver has damaged a wheel from a major pothole and made a successful claim with the relevant council for repairs, so this seems to be a similar scenario. Thanks for the help. CLIFFS: Bitumen collapsed where I parked and bike fell over, is council liable for repairs?