About three weeks ago I noticed this car and caravan parked in Bowen Crescent, the car with a disabled parking permit in a disabled space but the caravan occupying a paid ticket parking area.
Most of Queens Road is a five lane major thoroughfare, but its beginning is very quiet and not directly connected to the busy part, with an office building one side and a small park on the other. The car and caravan were moved to this quiet part of Queens Road and has been there for more than two weeks I think.
Some years ago a person challenged his multiple parking fines when he left his car illegally parked in the City of Melbourne. A court or whatever established that someone can only be fined once for an offence. That means if you park your car illegally, you can leave it there and only be fined once.
I don't know if the caravan owners knew this but they did receive a parking ticket and that is the only one they will receive if they remain in the same car park.
I don't receive parking fines as I always park legally but I will guess the fine for not paying for and overstaying at metered parking might be $50. Even if it is more, there is only one fine and you couldn't possibly get cheaper parking in this area for anything like that for two or more weeks.
The caravan is parked next to a public toilet block, no showers. I wonder if that is relevant. I've never seen anyone come or go from the caravan. To be charitable maybe they are stranded with our lockdown.
Regardless, very cheap parking.