Residents can use this parking permit to park their vehicle for free along the foreshore and council car parks. You still need to meet the parking time limits.
Check if you are eligible for a foreshore parking permit
If you live in the City of Port Phillip in a residential property you can get a foreshore parking permit.
Look up if your address is eligible for a parking permit or phone our customer centre on 03 9209 6777.
Find out how many foreshore permits you can get
Existing permit holders
If you had a foreshore permit on 1 July 2021 and you still live in the same property (and that property is not eligible for resident permits) you can have 3 foreshore permits. When the rules change in 2025 you will be able to get 1 foreshore permit.
If you haven’t had a permit before and you live in a property that is ineligible for resident permits, you can apply for 1 foreshore permit.
Applying for a foreshore parking permit
You must apply for each permit separately. Make sure you don’t exceed your maximum number of permits available – find out how many permits you can have
Use our step by step guide to applying online for a parking permit
Using your foreshore permit
You can only use your permit to park on either side of the road along the foreshore and in certain car parks.
The permit is valid when you're visiting the beach or the foreshore areas next to the beach, for example parks and playgrounds. You can't use a foreshore permit if you're visiting nearby homes or for commercial purposes.
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 allow drivers to park in clearways, no stopping areas, loading zones, taxi zones, bus zones, car share and disabled bays or without restrictions in off street public car parks.
Residential – our definition
A residential property is one that is used 100 per cent for residential purposes. Properties that have a mixed use, such as apartments on upper floors above a business, are not considered residential.