Mod-edit (Justus): OT split from [vic] Parking Infringment In nsw parking tickets are issued by the local council, not the police (unless you're parked in a clearway or similar) so they shouldn't include demerit points. To lose demerit points you need to have broken a law (exceeded speed limit, run through red light etc), parking where the council doesn't want you to park isn't generally breaking the law. Don't know about Victoria.... I've never paid for parking in Sydney CBD and never been fined. Might just be lucky, but I've never heard of this???