Visitor parking permit

A Visitor permit is a transferable permit that must be displayed on the dashboard of your visitors' vehicle, and is only valid when the visitor is attending your residential property.
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Parking Policy update

Council endorsed a new Parking Management Policy on 19 February 2020. Most changes will come into effect 1 July 2021 or 1 July 2025.

Applying for a Permit

These permits do not provide coverage unless they are correctly displayed.

Cost: $114 per year

A replacement fee of $250 will be incurred for a Visitor Parking Permit being destroyed, lost, or misplaced.

Apply: Apply online for a Visitor Permit or submit a parking permit application form (PDF 34 KB).

Coverage provided by the Permit

Vehicles displaying a valid visitor 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.

Permits must not be used to park for business purposes. Permits will be revoked if found being used in breach of the Parking Permit Policy.

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 mixed use, for example apartments on upper floors and a café, shop, or business on the 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.

The following vehicles are not eligible for a Visitors Permit:

  • Vehicles over 4.5 tonne or longer than 7.5 meters
  • Trucks
  • Caravans
  • Trailers, including boating trailers
  • Motorcycles
  • Buses

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