Am I eligible for a parking permit and how many permits can I get?

Please check the permit limits for existing applicants and new applicants here.

How do I apply for my parking permit?

Please visit the 'How do I apply for a parking permit?' webpage for all the information you need on how to apply.

Note: each permit application must be made separately and is subject to the maximum number of permits the property is eligible for.

How long will it take to get a permit once I apply?

We are currently experiencing a high demand for parking permits and would like to thank you for your patience as we work to process these for you.

If you’ve applied online for a resident, combined resident and foreshore or foreshore permit, you will be covered for the first 60 days after you have lodged your online application without needing to display the permit.

As visitor permits are only valid when displayed, if you urgently require a visitor permit, please attend a customer service counter during opening hours with your supporting documentation, and a visitor permit can be assessed and the permit issued on the spot.

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.

To view a copy of your area map, please click here.

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

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 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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