Parking Inspectors patrol assigned areas and issue parking infringement notices to owners of vehicles that are illegally parked.

    You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Certificate III in Local Government (Regulatory Services) may be useful. Traineeships may be available.

    Tasks

    • Checks parked cars within an allotted area to establish if a car has been parked illegally or for too long.
    • Issues infringement notices and records details of time and location.
    • Calls tow trucks to move illegally parked vehicles.
    • Reports faulty meters.
    • Collects money from parking meters/machines.
    • Reports and organises the removal of abandoned vehicles.
    • May give evidence in court if someone appeals the infringement notice.

    All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

    • $1,165 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Parking Inspectors

    • 850 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 41 hours Average full-time
    • 48 years Average age
    • 26% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Parking Inspectors (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 730 in 2011 to 850 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Parking Inspectors work in many parts of Australia. Victoria and Tasmania have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Other Services; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (81%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (58%).
    • Gender: 26% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    No data is available for the selected graph for this Occupation.

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    No data is available for the selected graph for this Occupation.

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Public Administration and Safety68.0
    Other Services18.3
    Administrative and Support Services5.6
    Arts and Recreation Services2.5
    Other Industries5.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateParking InspectorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW29.231.6
    VIC31.625.6
    QLD8.520.0
    SA6.27.0
    WA14.310.8
    TAS6.72.0
    NT0.41.0
    ACT3.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketParking InspectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.9-5.05.0
    20-243.9-9.39.3
    25-3416.8-22.922.9
    35-4420.5-22.022.0
    45-5429.4-21.621.6
    55-5914.4-9.09.0
    60-649.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationParking InspectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV26.9-21.121.1
    Year 1226.2-18.118.1
    Year 116.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below12.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Certificate III in Local Government (Regulatory Services) may be useful. Traineeships may be available.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence
    • national police check
    • medical test
    • Psychometric or aptitude tests

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Public Sector VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

    Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

    Filter Skills & Knowledge

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Law and Government

      54% Skill level

      How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

    2. Computers and Electronics

      52% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    3. English Language

      51% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    4. Foreign Language

      49% Skill level

      Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    5. Public Safety and Security

      46% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.

    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

    Filter Work Environment

    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      100% Important

      How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

    2. Frequency of Decision Making

      97% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    3. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      94% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    4. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

      93% Important

      How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

    5. Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People

      89% Important

      How often do you deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people?

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.

    go to top