Residential parking permits

A Residential Permit allows a registered residential vehicle to park on the street at or near a residential property.

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.

Applying for a permit

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

Cost: $84 per year

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

Renew: Renew your Residential Permit

Identification required for parking permits

Residential identification

Applications for a resident, foreshore or combined permit must provide one copy of a document specifying the applicant’s name and current City of Port Phillip address. This can be:

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

Vehicle identification

Applications for a resident, foreshore or combined permit must also submit one piece of vehicle identification.

Documents must specify the applicant’s name, current City of Port Phillip address and vehicle registration number.

  • VicRoads (vehicle registration, change of address, transfer of registration)
  • Traffic infringement letter
  • Licensed motor car trader sale contract for vehicle
  • Letter confirming company vehicle or lease company if leased privately
  • Current vehicle insurance certificate/ policy document
  • CityLink letter or ccepted vehicle identification
Example of accepted vehicle identification and what isn't identification

Coverage provided by the 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:

  • 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:

  • commercial
  • retail
  • mixed use
  • industrial
  • community land uses
  • off street car parks

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.

The following vehicles are not eligible for a Residential Permit:

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

How to display the Permit

The permit must be clearly displayed on the lower passenger side of the front windscreen with all permit details clearly visible.

  • If permits are not displayed correctly, they may not be visible to the parking enforcement officers and can lead to the vehicle receiving a parking infringement notice.
  • Parking infringement notices may not be withdrawn if a permit is not correctly displayed.

Permits must not be copied, reproduced or tampered with.

If we identify a case of parking permit misuse the matter may be referred to Victoria Police for investigation as a criminal offence.

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