Parking permit eligibility

Find out if you are eligible for a parking permit. Learn more about which permits are available.
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Permits for residents

Are you a resident? Find out about the different permits available for you.
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Other parking permits

Find out about accessible permits, tradesperson permits, temporary permits and more.
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Why we need parking permits? 

Parking permits don’t guarantee a parking space however they support management and prioritisation of our parking spaces to give everyone who needs parking fairer access.

The Parking Management Policy provides the framework through which Council manages parking across our City. The number of permits and type of parking permit available depends on what area of our City you live, the dwelling you live in, the year the dwelling was build, and access to driveways, crossovers and off-street parking.

It is an offence to accept a permit, if you are not the permit holder or legitimate visitor. It is also an offence to sell, give away or rent a parking permit and you maybe found in breach of the City of Port Phillip’s Local Law No 1 (Community Amenity) 2013.

Parking permit cost

Permit TypeDisplayConditionsPriceExpiry
ResidentWindow StickerPark in your designated area with no time limits$901 year
Combined Resident and ForeshoreWindow StickerPark in your designated area with no time limits and free park at the foreshore within time limits$1421 year
ForeshoreWindow Sticker

Free Parking within the time restrictions

$681 year
VisitorPaper permit to be displayed on vehicle dashPark in your designated area with no time limits$1261 year

Do you hold a Concession card?

From 1 July 2023, eligible concession card holders are only required to pay a flat fee of $25 per parking permit (this includes resident, combined, foreshore and visitor permits). To be eligible, the address on your concession card must match the property address of your permit application and you must be the primary cardholder. Check Identification and documents required page for more details and accepted concession cards.

Current wait time for your parking permit

We are doing everything we can to get this new permit to you as soon as possible. Please note: If you have applied for resident, combined resident and foreshore or a foreshore parking permit, your vehicle has digital coverage while we process residential applications.

Visitor Permits are not valid until displayed in a vehicle.

You can check the status of your permit application online. Login to your My Port Phillip account at any time and check the My Parking Permit section of your account.

StatusProcessing time

Registration permits: 21 days
Visitor permits: 5 days

Very busy

Registration permits: 28 days
Visitor permits: 8 days

Extremely busy

Registration permits: 45 days
Visitor permits: 14 days

Please allow an additional 5 business days for your permit to arrive via Australia Post.

Wait times last updated 16 May 2024.