Carpark Layout & Design in Australia

Carpark Layout & Design

Car Parking Design and Consultancy in Australia

Car Park Design Standards in Australia

Car parks, whether residential or commercial must be compliant with Australian car park design standards and guidelines. The following downloadable pdf outlines key layout requirements of car parking spaces, detailed in full in AS2890.1-2004:

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We have outlined some of the key takeaways below. If you are developing a car park, contact TPS Group for car park design consultancy, and management operations.

Car Parking Design and Consultancy in Australia

Car Parking Design Examples & Guidelines

Dimensions of Parking Spaces in Australia

In Australia, angle parking spaces should include a dedicated (non-shared) space, 2400 mm wide by 5400 mm long.

A shared area on one side and at the end of the space, 2.4m wide by 5.4m long. Also, the dedicated space and shared areas should be at the same level. The angle parking space should be between 45 degrees and 90 degrees.

Parallel Parking Spaces

A parallel parking space in Australia should comprise a dedicated space and a shared area adjoining to the non-trafficked part of the space. The dedicated space should be at least 3200 mm wide by 7800 mm long, and the shared area should be at least 1600 mm wide by 7800 mm long. All of the dedicated space must be at the same level.

Disable Parking Space

In Australia, car park design standards mandate that disabled parking spaces be significantly wider and longer than other spaces. This is to allow for enough space for a wheelchair to maneuver on and off the ramp or hoist. These designated spaces should be clearly marked so that they are easily identifiable.

Disabled parking spaces need to be wider and longer than other spaces in a car park, with an area of at least 1.2 m × 1.2 m beside or to the rear of the vehicle, as well as another 1.2 m × 1.2 space beyond that for wheelchair maneuvering.

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What is the standard size of a car park in Australia?

The standard size of a car park in Australia is approximately 2.4 m wide by 5.4 m long.

What is the correct disabled car park space size?

The correct disabled car park space size in Australia is 3.6 metres wide and needs to have an access aisle of 1.20m wide between both parking spaces.

Are wheel stops required by code?

Yes, wheel stops are required by The Australia Standard AS2890.1:2004, in any situation to prevent vehicles being damaged on kerbs higher than 100mm or any form of end barrier or other parking space. The maximum height of wheel stops under AS2890.1:2004 is 100mm.

What makes a good parking lot?

The best parking lots are those that have the most convenient access to the building, provide enough space for all of your guests and have adequate lighting and security measures in place.

How do you design a parking building?

The first thing to consider is the size of your lot. If it’s small, then you can build a smaller structure that will fit in well and won’t take up too much space. But if you have a large lot, then you need to think about how big the building needs to be. You also want to make sure that there are enough spaces for cars to park.

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