Parking permits

Port Phillip is growing fast, and while we do our best to accommodate everyone in our community, parking spaces in some areas can be scarce. While we're working on better solutions, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Parking Policy update

Council endorsed a new Parking Management Policy on 19 February 2020. Most changes will come into effect 1 July 2021 and all changes will be implemented by 1 July 2025.

We are currently experiencing a high demand for parking permits and would like to thank you for your patience as we work to process these for you.

If you’ve applied online for a parking permit that includes your car registration identification (Residential, Combined or Foreshore), you will be covered for the first 60 days after we receive the application without needing to display the permit. Existing permits will remain valid for permit holders who have applied to renew their permits on time.

Visitor permits are only valid when displayed. If you need a permit urgently, our St Kilda Town Hall counter is open from 9.30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

While we’re doing all we can to get you your parking permit on time, there are a few things that you can do to help speed up the process:

  1. check the Near Me map to see if your property is eligible
  2. apply online where possible
  3. provide the right identification required for the permit you are applying for
  4. include payment with your application.

Note: each permit application must be made separately and is subject to the maximum number of permits the property is eligible for.

How to display the Permit

The permit must be clearly displayed on the lower passenger side of the front windscreen with all permit details clearly visible.

  • If permits are not displayed correctly, they may not be visible to the parking enforcement officers and can lead to the vehicle receiving a parking infringement notice.
  • Parking infringement notices may not be withdrawn if a permit is not correctly displayed.

Permits must not be copied, reproduced or tampered with.

If we identify a case of parking permit misuse the matter may be referred to Victoria Police for investigation as a criminal offence.

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