A foreshore parking permit allows residents to park their vehicle for free along the foreshore and council car parks however you still must meet the parking time limits.
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.
Free Parking within the time restrictions
Do you hold a Concession card?
Eligible concession card holders pay a flat fee of $25 per foreshore permit. To be eligible, the address details on your concession card must match the property address of your permit application and you must be the primary cardholder. More details and approved concession cards accepted can be found here Identification and Documents Required.
If you are a registered user of My Port Phillip, you're nearly ready to apply online. Take a look at the identification requirements before you login.
If you're not, or feel unsure, you can visit our guide page for help.
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.