Council’s policy on residents’ parking permits has changed.

Council will continue to honour existing residents’ only parking space permits issued under the previous policy.  However, no new residents’ only on-street parking permits are being issued.

The new residents’ parking policy applies to residential areas where parking restrictions have not been successful at making on-street parking readily available. In these circumstances, Council will extend the parking restrictions and exempt residents’ vehicles from complying with parking time limits under the new policy. 

There is a fee for residents to register their vehicles to be exempt. It is necessary for Council to approve individual streets to allow residents’ vehicles to be exempt from parking restrictions. Council is preparing to pilot this scheme on a small number of residential streets before considering expansion in 2020. 

Please refer to the Suburban Parking Policy for further information. 


The permit cost and annual renewal fee are $102 (non-transferable and non-refundable).

If you are an existing permit holder you will be sent a letter prior to the time to renew your permit, towards the end of June of each year. Details on how to obtain this permit are in the letter.

To report a non-authorised vehicle parked in a residents' parking area, please contact us on 03 941 8999.