Street Parade Conditions and Guidelines


Please note that the following conditions MUST be adhered to by all Street Parade participants.

Failure to do so will result in instant removal from the parade.

  • All floats must be pre-registered to participate in the parade.
  • The maximum length of any vehicle (including towed additions) must not exceed 12.5m. The preferred height is 3.3m with a maximum height of 4.3m. The maximum width is 3.5m.
  • All drivers must be appropriately licensed for the type of vehicle being driven. All motorcyclists are to hold a Class R licence.
  • Articulated vehicles are not permitted in the Street Parade. Light vehicles towing trailers are permitted.
  • A maximum number of 50 motorcycles will be permitted in the Street Parade.
  • All vehicles including motorcycles and trailers must have current road registration.
  • Official Street Parade identification (provided by organisers) is to be displayed clearly.
  • Float participants are not permitted to spray or squirt water or throw or hand out any items during the parade.
  • Smoking or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the parade. The Street Parade passes through an alcohol-free zone.
  • Children participating in the Street Parade MUST be supervised by a responsible adult, aged 18+
  • Floats carrying people must include a handrail or stabilising bar for the safety of the float’s participants.
  • All passengers including children and babies must be restrained when riding in a vehicle.
  • Motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet arriving to and departing from the parade.
  • While entrants are restricted to a <10 km/h speed limit, they are also required to maintain a constant speed and to not to come to a stop or create excessive space between their float and the entry in front.
  • All vehicles must have a nominated float supervisor and driver who will be responsible for ensuring all participants are briefed to ensure the care and control of all passengers and materials.
  • Participation in the Northparkes Mines Street Parade requires all vehicles and participants to be decorated and dressed in Elvis-inspired theme or in the ‘Jail-House Rock’ theme. Failure to comply may result vehicles’ removal from the Parade.
  • No motorcycle colours are to be worn during the Street Parade.
  • Drivers may be breathalysed. Drivers must test zero blood alcohol content.
  • Parkes Shire Council and Parkes Police reserve the right to remove any entries that are deemed unsuitable or that contravene these conditions.
  • Participants are to indemnify Parkes Shire Council against any claim which may arise directly from this activity.
  • In the lead-up to the event all entries will receive a Street Parade information sheet detailing further information on assembly, marshalling and disembarking from the parade.
  • It is compulsory for ALL participants to collect their number and receive briefing at registration desk from 8:30am Saturday 13 January 2024. Registration desk is located near Ochre Health, 335 Clarinda St, Parkes
  • Awards will be presented for:
    – Best Float and Runner-up
    – Best Motorcycle and Runner-up
    – Best Non-Motorised and Runner-up
    – Best Walking and Runner-up
  • Awards will be presented for vehicles in the Cars of the Era Show. Entries must be received no later than 5pm Thursday of the festival.