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If your street is in a residential parking permit zone or has time restricted parking areas of 1 hour or more, you can apply for a residential parking permit.

There are 2 types of residential parking permits:

  1. Specified Vehicle Permit
    • for a vehicle registered at your address or a vehicle registered to a company which is driven by someone living at your address
    • the permit must be permanently displayed on the lower left corner of the vehicle's windscreen.
    • please note: if you're issued a Specified Vehicle Permit, it cannot be misused (for example, used for different vehicle)
  2. Visitor Parking Permit
    • for vehicles visiting your address or your own use
    • the permit must be hung on the interior rear view mirror of the visiting vehicle.

To see how to assemble and display your Visitors Parking Permit together, watch our Assembling a Visitors Parking Permit video.

Residential parking permits are free of charge. Depending on your address, you can apply for up to 3 permits (see Number of parking permits allowed per property).

How to apply

Apply for a residential parking permit

Within 28 days of submitting your application, you'll receive one of the following:

  • your permit
  • a request for more information
  • a rejection and the reason why.

You will need

With your application include one of the following in your name that shows your property address:

  • rates notice
  • driver licence
  • current utility bill
  • current lease agreement (signed by both the landlord or agent and tenant/s), or a letter from the landlord confirming tenancy
  • current house and contents insurance policy
  • a current health care card, pensioner card or bank/credit card statement.

For Specified Vehicle Permits:

  • vehicle's registration with the property address, or insurance paperwork showing that the vehicle is kept at the property.

For company cars:

  • a letter on your company's letterhead outlining vehicle lease arrangements and confirming the vehicle is kept at the property.

Number of parking permits allowed per property

Type of property Number of permits

Single home

No more than 2 dwellings on a block.

Eligible for up to 3 permits in total, either:

  • 3 Specified Vehicle Permits
  • 2 Specified Vehicle Permits and 1 Visitor Parking Permit, or
  • 1 Specified Vehicle Permit and 2 Visitor Parking Permits

Unit or apartment

If the multi-unit dwelling was built:

  • after July 2011 you're not eligible for a residential parking permit
  • between 2001 and July 2011 you may not be eligible for a residential parking permit (we'll let you know when you apply)

May be eligible for one permit, either:

  • 1 Specified Vehicle Permit, or
  • 1 Visitor Parking Permit

Above a shop

  • 1 Specified Vehicle Permit, following an inspection by a Council officer
Shared housing (boarding or rooming house)
  • 2 Visitor Parking Permits per household (application to be made by the manager)
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