Change, replace, cancel your parking permit

We can help you to transfer, cancel or replace your parking permit.

If you move, buy a new car, damage or lose your permit we can help you with a replacement (for a fee).

If you are leaving Port Phillip and have at least 6 months left on your permit we will refund 50% of the fee you paid.

Update permit to new residential address

If you move to a new address within Port Phillip and want to update your permit, you need to find out if your new address is eligible for a parking permit.

If it is, the next step is to tell us your new address. You can:

It will cost you $24 to replace your permit.

Transfer to another vehicle

If you buy a new vehicle, you can transfer your parking permit to the new one by:

  • requesting to change vehicle for parking permit

It will cost you $24 to replace your permit.

Replace a lost permit

If you lose a permit you must write to us and tell us what happened to it. We may then issue a replacement.

It will cost you $24 to replace your residential, foreshore and combined permits. Visitor permits are a $250 replacement fee.

Replace a damaged permit

If your permit is damaged you must write to us and tell us happened to it. We may then issue a replacement.

For replacement visitor permits, you must provide evidence the permit has been destroyed (a photo) or return the damaged permit to us.

It will cost you $24 to replace your residential, foreshore and combined permits. Visitor permits cost $250 to replace.

Replace a stolen permit

If your permit is stolen you must write to us and tell us happened to it. You need to report it to the police and give us a copy of the police report. We may then issue a replacement.

It will cost you $24 to replace your permit.

Cancel a permit

If your permit is still valid for 6 months or more, you can get a maximum refund of 50% of the fee. Refunds are only issued to the permit holder whose details are provided on the application form.

Refunds are issued via EFT only. Cash or credit card refunds are not available.

How to apply for a refund

1. You need to destroy your permit, and provide us evidence.

  • Cut your visitor permit in half and take a photo you can send to us.
  • For the Combined, Foreshore and Resident Permits, take a photo showing the permit has been removed from your vehicle.

2. Now you have the evidence, send us an email at ppa@portphillip.vic.gov.au including:

  • Your photo or photos showing the permit has been destroyed.
  • Your permit number.
  • Your bank account details for electronic transfer:
    • Account Name.
    • BSB Number.
    • Account Number.

If you would prefer to apply for a refund in-person at one our customer service counters, you can:

  • Bring your permit(s) to your closest town hall during business hours, along with your bank account details
  • Our ASSIST customer service team will collect all the details needed and provide them to the Parking Permits Administration Team who will process the application. If you're eligible you'll receive a refund within 21 days