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Please take care around school zones and please remember that Kiss and Drop zones are for everyone. Fines do apply and the Council Rangers visit regularly.

Learn more about School Zone Safety and Kiss and Drop Zones below.

Kiss and Drop Zones are for everyone

Keep the zones flowing and help all families at the busy drop-off and pick-up times.


Kiss and Drop zones operate between 8:00am-9:30am and 2:30pm-4:00pm on school days, including pupil free days.


No parking rules apply to Kiss and Drop zones.


Kiss and Drop Zone Rules:

  • Kiss and Drop zones are for drop-off and pick-up only

  • 2-minute maximum stays apply

  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended

  • The driver must remain inside or within 3-metres of their vehicle

  • If you are waiting for your child, please move forward to allow other vehicles to enter the zone

  • PENALTIES apply!  If you do not follow these rules, or leave your vehicle unattended, you may be fined $191 and loose two demerit points *current penalty as at 10 March 2020.


Please remember this is a shared zone for the convenience of everyone.  Please obey the rules and allow the traffic to flow through the zone.


Park and Walk—Help Alleviate the Congestion
Not in a hurry? Please consider parking in one of the nearby streets to drop-off or pick-up your children and help alleviate congestion in the Kiss and Drop zones.


Parking is available in Balgowlah Road, Boyle Street, Griffiths Street, Hill Street, Harland Road and neighbouring streets.


School Zones – Understanding the signs and penalties

There are many ways you can help keep our children safe around school - correct use of the Kiss and Drop zones, slowing down to 40 km per hour in school zones and parking legally.


School zones operate between 8:00am-9:30am and 2:30pm-4:00pm on school days, including pupil free days. The speed limit is 40km in all school zones.


Remember infringements notices and penalties apply for illegally parking in school zones and for driving over the speed limit.


Traffic Wardens

Traffic wardens operate the pedestrian crossings at Griffiths Street and Hill Street at the busy times each morning and afternoon during school terms. 



The Northern Beaches Council’s website has a number of resources to help raise awareness of school zone safety:

Visit the School Road Safety website

Watch the School Safe Parking video

Read the School Zones flyer


NSW Government Transport NSW – Centre for Road Safety – Schools

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