Residential Parking Permits enable residents in eligible properties to park closer to their homes where there are parking restrictions in place more often. There are conditions of use applied to these permits and resident, visitor and the resident component of a combined parking permit are only to be used when visiting or attending the property the permit is issued to.

Permits are not to be used to visit other properties in the permit area or to attend businesses in the City of Port Phillip.

Misuse of permits may result in the cancellation of permits. Permits do not guarantee availability of parking.

Residential parking permits

Where does a residential parking permit allow me to park?

If your permit was issued prior to 1 July 2021 and has your residential street listed on it, find out how to use your existing residential permit.

If your permit was issued after 1 July 2021 and has an area number listed on it, find out how to use your new residential permit.

If you don't have a permit yet and are looking to apply, ensure your property is eligible for permits before starting the application process.

Other parking permits available

How many parking permits am I eligible for?

Use our parking permit eligibility checker to find out!

How much do permits cost?

Parking permit typeCost (2021/22)
Combined (resident and foreshore)$126 per year
Foreshore club$110 per year
Foreshore$63 per year
Musicians loading (issued to venue)$81 per year
Resident$85 per year
Temporary$60 per day
Tradesperson$57 per week
Visitor$120 per year

If you hold an accepted concession card, you are entitled to the first permit free of charge and all subsequent permits for half price.

Getting ready to apply:

  1. Check the Near Me map to see if your property is eligible for residential permits
  2. Use the parking permit eligibility checker to find out how many permits you are eligible for
  3. Gather the identification required
  4. Apply online via My Port Phillip and pay for your permit.

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

How do I apply for my parking permit?

Follow these steps to apply online:

  1. Register or log in using registration details
  2. Apply for a permit
  3. Select permit type
  4. Enter the address you are applying for the permit at
  5. Add your concession and vehicle details
  6. Click lodge and accept the terms and conditions
  7. Provide the required information and identification - attach supporting identification documents, add your preferred address to the debtor account if required
  8. Finalise and pay - click 'pay now' to securely pay by credit card

Please see our parking permit help card to guide you through the application process.

Alternatively, you can submit a permit application form along with all required documents via email, post or in person. If your application is approved, the fee (if applicable) must be paid before the permit can be issued.

A card payment fee applies.

How long will it take to get a permit once I apply?

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 resident, combined resident and foreshore or foreshore permit, you will be covered for the first 60 days after we receive the application without needing to display the permit.

Visitor permits are only valid when displayed.

If you need a permit urgently, please visit the ASSIST counter at the St Kilda Town Hall.

How do I display a 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.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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