Coverage provide by the Residential Permit

A Residential Permit allows a registered residential vehicle to park at a residential property on:

  • the street shown on the permit ('permit street')
  • a street that intersects the permit street
  • the street immediately parallel to the permit street on either side.

The Permit is a vehicle registration-based permit sticker that is attached to your vehicle windscreen.

Where you can use your Permit

Vehicles displaying a valid residential permit are:

  • authorised to park in a 'Permit Zone'
  • exempt from timed restrictions that are 30 minutes or longer, when the vehicle is parked in front of or along the side of a residential property
  • exempt from paying the fee in paid parking locations when the vehicle is parked in front of or along the side of a residential property.

Permits do not exempt drivers from Clearways and No Stopping areas. They must not be used for business parking purposes.

Permits are only valid in the above locations if the vehicle is parked in front of or along the side of a residential property*, and:

  • the street listed on the permit
  • a street that intersects with the street listed on the permit
  • a street that is immediately parallel with the street listed on the permit.

Permits are not valid if the vehicle is parked in front of or along the side of a non-residential property, including the following locations:

In front of or adjacent to:

  • commercial properties
  • retail properties
  • industrial properties
  • community/public land uses (parks, community centres etc)

*Council defines a Residential property as being a property that is used 100 per cent for residential purposes.

The following vehicles are not eligible for a Parking Permit:

  • Vehicles over 4.5 tonne or longer than 7.5 meters
  • Trucks
  • Caravans
  • Trailers, including boating trailers
  • Motorcycles
  • Buses.

Coverage provide by the Combined Permit

A Combined Residential and Foreshore Permit allows a resident to park as per the aforementioned details for a Residential Parking Permit and under the conditions provided by the Foreshore Parking Permit.

For all details on where and how to use the foreshore component of the Combined Permit, please visit the Foreshore Parking Permit page here.

Applying for a permit

You will need to provide a valid form of vehicle identification when applying. Please see the identification example below

Residential Permit

Cost: $84 per permit, per year

Apply: Apply online for a Residential Permit or submit a parking permit application form (PDF 34 KB).

Renew: Renew your Residential Permit

Combined Permit

Cost: $124 per permit, per year

Apply: Apply online for a Combined Permit or submit a parking permit application form (PDF 52 KB).

Identification required for parking permits

To complete your application, we will require evidence that you reside at an eligible property (residential ID) and corresponding vehicle identification (proof that you own the vehicle and that it is parked at your residence).

Accepted Residential ID can be:

  • Drivers licence
  • Concession card
  • Utility bill (less than eight weeks) Lease agreement
  • Bank statement
  • Rates notice
  • Official government department letter

Accepted Vehicle ID can be:

  • VicRoads (vehicle registration, change of address, transfer of registration)
  • Traffic infringement letter
  • Letter confirming company vehicle or lease company if leased privately
  • Current vehicle insurance certificate/ policy document
  • Linkt (previously CityLink) account statement

If you have recently moved to the municipality, we recommend you update your residential and garaging address details via your online VicRoads account as soon as possible as this will provide you with the vehicle and residential ID required for your application.

Vehicle Identification examples

Example of accepted vehicle identification and what isn't identification

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