Tradesperson parking permit

A Tradesperson Permit allows a tradesperson to park near the residential site they are currently working on.
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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.

As this permit is linked to a specific vehicle registration, only one vehicle can be linked to the permit.

Parking Policy update

Council endorsed a new Parking Management Policy on 19 February 2020. The Policy includes a change whereby Tradesperson Parking Permits will no longer exist, and will be replaced Visitor Parking Vouchers, if eligible, or Temporary Parking Permits.

Although most changes will come into effect 1 July 2021 or 1 July 2025, the new Policy is available for download now.

Applying for a Permit

Cost: $56 per week

Apply: Apply online for a Tradesperson Permit or submit a tradesperson parking permit application form (PDF 49 KB).

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 long 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.

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.

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.

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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