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 ClubProperty address for online applicationsMaximum annual permit allocation
Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club129B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, VIC, 320631
Elwood Tennis Club69a Ormond Esplanade Elwood, VIC, 318428
Lady Forster Kindergarten63b Ormond Esplanade Elwood, VIC, 31849
Elwood Life Saving Club11 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 318433
Elwood Angling Club3 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 318423
Elwood Sailing Club5 Elwood Foreshore, VIC, 318437
Middle Park Life Saving Club38-40 Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melbourne, VIC, 32070
Port Melbourne Life Saving Club38-40 Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melbourne, VIC, 32071
Port Melbourne Yacht Club38 Beach St, Port Melbourne, VIC, 320729
Royal Melbourne Yacht Cluball of street Pier Road, St Kilda, VIC, 3182314
Sandridge Life Saving Club240 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne, VIC, 32070
South Melbourne Life Saving Club72B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, VIC, 32066
St Kilda Life Saving Club34 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC 31820
Surf Life Saving Victoria200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne, VIC, 32070

Parking locations

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.

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