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.

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.

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Parking infringement notices may not be withdrawn if a permit is not correctly displayed.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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