Am I eligible for residential parking permits?

People who live in the City of Port Phillip in residential properties built or subdivided before 1 October 2002 are eligible for resident, visitor, foreshore only and combined resident and foreshore parking permits.

People who live in the City of Port Phillip in residential properties built or subdivided after 1 October 2002 are eligible for foreshore parking permits .

You can check your eligibility on the interactive Near Me map or contact ASSIST on 9209 6777.

How many permits can I get?

Existing permit holders

I had a permit before 1 July 2021 and still live in the same eligible property.

Permit typeMaximum number before 2025Maximum number after 2025
Resident or combined3 (any combination, with a maximum of 2 Visitor permits)2 (any combination of the permit types)
Note If your property has a driveway less than 6m wide, this number reduces by 1.
If your property has a driveway more than 6m wide, this number reduces by 2.
Visitor3 (any combination, with a maximum of 2 Visitor permits)1
Foreshore3 (for each combined parking permit at your property, this number is reduced by 1)1 (for each combined parking permit at your property, this number is reduced by 1)

I had a permit before 1 July 2021 and still live in the same property ineligible for residential permits.

Permit typeMaximum number before 2025Maximum number after 2025
Foreshore parking permits31

New applicants

I am applying for my first permit and live in an eligible property.

Permit typeMaximum number
Resident or combined2 (any combination of the permit types)
Note If your property has a driveway less than 6m wide, this number reduces by 1.
If your property has a driveway more than 6m wide, this number reduces by 2.
Visitor1
Foreshore1 (for each combined parking permit at your property, this number is reduced by 1)

I am applying for my first permit and live in a property ineligible for residential permits.

Permit typeMaximum number
Foreshore parking permits1

How do I lodge my application?

Follow these steps to apply online:

  1. Register or log in using registration details
  2. Apply for a permit
  3. Select permit type
  4. Address
  5. Concession and vehicle details
  6. Lodge
  7. Confirmation - Accept terms and conditions of use
  8. Summary - Attach identification required, click Add to attach multiple documents
  9. Payment - Securely pay by credit card

Alternatively, you can submit a permit application form along with all required documents via email, post or in person. If your application is approved, the fee (if applicable) must be paid before the permit can be issued.

A card payment fee applies.

Apply for a resident permit

This permit is a vehicle registration-based permit sticker that is attached to the vehicle windscreen.

If you are unable to use the below online form, you can download a copy of the parking permit application form (PDF 34 KB).

Cost: $85 per permit, per year

Apply for a combined resident and foreshore permit

This permit is a vehicle registration-based permit sticker that is attached to the vehicle windscreen.

To review the conditions of the foreshore component of this permit, please visit the foreshore parking permits.

If you are unable to use the below online form, you can download a copy of the parking permit application form (PDF 34 KB).

Cost: $126 per permit, per year

Apply for a visitor permit

The visitor parking permit is a transferrable permit that can be used on vehicles that visit the residential property the permit is issued to.

Cost: $120 per permit, per year

If you are unable to use the below online form, you can download a copy of the parking permit application form (PDF 34 KB).

Where the permit is valid

Street-based parking permit

Issued prior 1 July 2021

Vehicles displaying a valid street-based parking permit can park in:

  • the street shown on the permit
  • a street that intersects with the permit street
  • the street immediately parallel to the permit street on either side.

The permit enables you to park in front of or adjacent to a 100 per cent residential property within your streets as long as you like in:

  • permit zones
  • time-limited zone (green signs) that are 30 minutes or longer
  • paid parking locations.

Area-based parking permit

Issued from 1 July 2021

Vehicles displaying a valid area-based parking permit can park in any street within the designated area as displayed on the permit.

The permit enables you to park in front of or adjacent to a 100 per cent residential property within your area as long as you like in:

  • permit zones
  • time-limited zone (green signs) that are 30 minutes or longer
  • paid parking locations.

Note: Properties on a boundary street are permitted to park on both sides of that street within the area marked on the permit, as long as the vehicle is still within the City of Port Phillip municipality, except for properties along the foreshore.

Example of a street-based residential permit

Example of an area-based residential permit

Example of a street-based visitor permit

Example of an area-based visitor permit

Where the permit is not valid

The permits are not valid in front of or adjacent to a non-residential property, including:

  • commercial, retail and mixed use and industrial properties
  • community land uses including foreshore, parks and recreational spaces
  • off street car parks - if you have a combined parking permit, you can find more information on how to use the permit on the foreshore permit page.

The permits cannot be used in:

  • clearways and no stopping areas
  • work or loading zones, taxi zones, bus zones, car share and disability parking.

Please note, you cannot use a residential parking permit on the following vehicles:

  • vehicles over 4.5 tonnes or longer than 7.5 meters
  • trucks
  • caravans
  • trailers including boating trailers
  • motorcycles
  • buses.

Definition of residential property

For the purposes of permit use, Council defines a residential property as being a property that is used 100 per cent for residential purposes.

Properties that have a mixed use, such as apartments on upper floors and a café, shop or business on ground floor, are not considered residential.

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