Who can apply for a tradesperson permit?

The Permit can only be issued to a resident or tradesperson working at a residential property, and is not available for commercial or retail properties.

Only one vehicle can be linked to each permit.

Apply for a permit

Cost: $57 per permit, per week.

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 tradesperson parking permit application form (PDF 49 KB) 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.

Note: Tradesperson parking permits are non-refundable.  Please ensure you check your application carefully to ensure there are no errors as we are unable to make changes or refund any fees once it has been processed.

Coverage provided by the permit

Vehicles displaying a valid tradesperson 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 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.

Permits must not be used for business parking purposes.

Please note, 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.

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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