Possibly inspired by RiotACT’s parking wars the Office of Regulatory Services has been moved to publish a fact sheet about roadside parking:
Under section 208 of the Australian Road Rules, a vehicle may be parked parallel on a road with the vehicle facing the direction of traffic, unless the vehicle is adjacent to a pedestrian ramp or fire hydrant, or unless otherwise directed by a parking control sign. A vehicle must not unreasonably obstruct the path of other vehicles or pedestrians.
If there is a continuous dividing line or dividing strip on the road, a vehicle must be positioned so that there is at least 3 metres between a vehicle and the dividing line or strip.
Nature strips, of course, are completely verboten.