Members of approved clubs along the foreshore can apply for a parking permit. These permits allow you to park for free along both sides of the foreshore and in the public car parks. You still need to park within the time limits.
Apply for a foreshore club parking permit
Before you apply, check your club is eligible and its address (below).
To apply online:
- Start your new application via your My Port Phillip account (note: Foreshore Club permits cannot be renewed, they must be lodged as a new application each year)
- Select the permit type and enter the property address from the club addresses listed below
- Attach evidence of your current membership - this needs to be a confirmation email from the club and a copy of your membership fee receipt
- pay the application fee.
Please note we no longer issue these permits at our Customer Service Counters. If you require assistance to lodge your application online please contact your Club Secretary or contact Council for assistance.
Need help? Go to our step by step guide to applying online for a parking permit.
Clubs that are eligible for foreshore parking
The endorsed Council recommendation from the Parking Management Policy review in May 2023 is to legacy currently issued Foreshore Club parking permits. This means there is a cap on the number of permits each Foreshore Club is eligible to hold each year until the current Policy ends in 2028.
|Foreshore Club||Property address for online applications||Maximum annual permit allocation|
|Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club||129B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, VIC, 3206||31|
|Elwood Tennis Club||69a Ormond Esplanade Elwood, VIC, 3184||28|
|Lady Forster Kindergarten||63b Ormond Esplanade Elwood, VIC, 3184||9|
|Elwood Life Saving Club||11 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 3184||33|
|Elwood Angling Club||3 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 3184||23|
|Elwood Sailing Club||5 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 3184||37|
|Middle Park Life Saving Club||38-40 Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207||0|
|Port Melbourne Life Saving Club||38-40 Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207||1|
|Port Melbourne Yacht Club||38 Beach St, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207||29|
|Royal Melbourne Yacht Club||all of street Pier Road, St Kilda, VIC, 3182||314|
|Sandridge Life Saving Club||240 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207||0|
|South Melbourne Life Saving Club||72B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, VIC, 3206||6|
|St Kilda Life Saving Club||34 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC 3182||0|
|Surf Life Saving Victoria||200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207||0|
Where the permit is not valid
Foreshore parking permits do not allow you to park in:
- private car parks, including the St Kilda Sea Baths car park
- Shakespeare Grove car park or on the Lower Esplanade for free
- residential permit zones
- time restricted locations for longer than the time on the sign.
Permits do not exempt drivers from clearways and no stopping areas.
The permit is only valid when you're attending the Foreshore Club you are a member of. You can't use a Foreshore Cub permit for any other reason. This includes attending the beach, attending a place of employment, visiting nearby homes or for any commercial purposes.
Don’t copy, reproduce or tamper with your permit. If we think a parking permit is being misused, we may ask Victoria Police to investigate it as a criminal offence.