Just like our annual Toys for Tickets drive, this June you will have the option to pay your parking fine by donating non-perishable food items valued at $15 or more.
These items will be delivered to Feed it Forward, our charity of choice, whose core mission is to save surplus food from landfill by diverting it to communities in need. In 2022 alone their team of volunteers were able to assist 150,000 local families by redirecting 1500 tonnes of food from waste – that’s the equivalent of over 300 adult Asian elephants.
Food for Fines Campaign Terms & Conditions
Non-perishable items that are suitable for donation include:
Packaged snacks: crackers, cookies, popcorn, trail mixes, dried fruits, etc.
Baby items: formula, baby purees, teething rusks, etc.
We are unable to take the following donations:
Items requiring refrigeration
Home-made items: jams, sauces, etc.
Non-edible items: toothpastes, deodorants, toys, etc.
To ensure food safety standards are met please make sure all donations are sealed, undamaged and have a minimum of three months remaining prior to their “Best Before” or “Use By” dates.
The Food for Fines campaign will commence on the 1 June 2023 and will conclude at 5pm on 30 June 2023.
All donations are to be delivered to the Security, Parking and Traffic Office team, located at B115, on weekdays between 8am and 3pm.
All donations must be valued at $15 or more, with a receipt provided if in lieu of a parking ticket payment.
Please note that fines received from parking in ACROD, courtesy, reserved, EV or non-parking bays are not eligible to be paid via a donation.
Absolutely! If you have some non-perishable items sitting in your pantry that are sealed, undamaged and have a minimum of three months remaining prior to their “Best Before” or “Use By” dates, you are more than welcome to donate them.
Please note, a receipt showing the $15 minimum amount is only required if the donation is in lieu of a parking ticket payment.
All donations received during the Food for Fines campaign will be collected at the end of June by the team of volunteers at Feed it Forward, who will ensure that goods are distributed to those most in need.