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City parking

Gold Coast parking has been designed to provide convenient, centrally located car parking to keep our city moving.

Resident and visitor parking permits

Resident and visitor parking permits are available for residents who live within a time restricted traffic area or area where parking on street may be restricted by time.

These permits allow residents and their visitors to park for an unlimited period of time subject to them meeting the conditions of the eligibility criteria and application approval process.

Possession of a residential or visitor parking permit does not guarantee availability of an on street parking space in set locations. The permits simply allow residents or visitors to park in randomly available spaces in a timed parking area.

Residential parking permits

Is your property eligible for a resident or visitor parking permit? Select the type of property from the drop-down list below to find out if your property is eligible.

*Residence must be located within a time restricted area.

House

Resident parking permit

Number of off-street parking spaces (carport/garage) Maximum number of permits allowed
0 3
1 2
2 1

Visitor parking permit - a maximum of three permits are allowed.

Duplex

Resident parking permit

Number of off-street parking spaces at premises (carport/garage) Maximum number of permits allowed
0 2 per unit
1 1 per unit
2 0

Visitor parking permit - a maximum of one permit per unit is allowed.

Units with less than 20 units per building

Resident parking permit

Number of off-street parking spaces at premises (carport/garage) Maximum number of permits allowed
0 2 per unit
1 1 per unit
2 0

Visitor parking permit - a maximum of one permit per unit is allowed.

Units with more than 20 units per building

Resident parking permit - no permits are allowed.

Visitor parking permit - no permits are allowed.

Fees

  • Resident parking permits - no fees apply.
  • Visitor parking permits - a visitor permit may be granted where the premises is located in a time restricted area. A fee of $86 per permit is payable upon approval.

Application requirements

All documentation must be completed in the applicant's name and address. Incomplete applications cannot be processed until all documentation is received.

All vehicles must be registered to the property.

The application must include a completed and signed application form and all supporting documentation.

Find the link to the Resident and Visitor parking permit application form below.

Proof of residency (Resident and visitor parking permits)

Applicants are required to provide a copy of:

  • a recent rates notice (owner occupier), or
  • a tenancy agreement, or
  • a current phone bill, or
  • a current electricity bill.

Vehicle registration (Resident parking permits only)

Copies of current registration papers or letter from Queensland Transport (documents must contain the garaged address of the vehicle) for all vehicles residing at the premises.

  • If a vehicle is not registered at the applicant’s residence, please also attach a Statutory Declaration completed by the driver of the vehicle explaining the reason why.
  • If the vehicle is a company vehicle, a letter must be attached from the applicant's employer confirming the applicant's name, home address and stating that they have full use of the vehicle.

Units (Resident parking permits only)

A copy of a letter from the Body Corporate/Complex Manager or lessor or real estate agency advising the parking allocation that accompanies your unit.


Replacement or amendment of resident parking permit

Replacement permits

You may request a replacement permit if the label is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged. To apply for a replacement permit, you must complete the 'Resident parking permit replacement or amendment application' form.

Find the link to the Resident parking permit replacement or amendment application form below.

Amended permits

You can apply to amend your permit if you have changed vehicle registration details. Proof of vehicle details stating the garaged address from Queensland Transport will be required.

To apply for a replacement permit, you must complete the 'Resident parking replacement or amendment application'.

Find the link to the Resident parking replacement or amendment application form below.

If you have moved to a new residential premises that is located within a timed area you will be required to complete a new application for a resident parking permit.

Find the link to the Resident and Visitor parking permit application form below.


How to apply

  • In person - you can apply for a residential parking permit in person at any Customer Service Centre.
  • By email - you can email the completed 'Resident and Visitor parking permit application', including signature and supporting documents to the City at mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.
  • By post - you can apply for a residential parking permit by mail. Return your completed application and supporting documents to:
    City of Gold Coast
    PO Box 5042
    GCMC QLD 9729

Approval process

All applications will be assessed and in certain circumstances an inspection by a City officer may be required.

Your application will be considered and, if approved, you will receive your permit (Resident) or a notice with information about how to pay for your parking permit (Visitor).

All permits granted will expire on 31 December.

Further information

Find the link to frequently asked questions below.

If you have any further queries, please contact our Licensing and Approvals team:

Phone: 07 5667 5987
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Related information

Jump to key information
  • What is off-street parking?

    Properties that have garages/carports are considered as off-street parking.

  • What if I am using my garage for storage or extra living space?

    Regardless of the use for this space, unless it has been an approved change of use by City of Gold Coast, it is classified as off-street parking space.

  • I have a work vehicle that is owned by my employer. What do I need to do?

    You will require a letter from your employer stating that you have use of the vehicle and are required to take the vehicle home.

  • I recently bought a vehicle and do not have the registration certificate.

    If you are unable to supply a copy of the vehicle’s current registration certificate you can alternatively provide:

    • a copy of the vehicle's 'Bill of Sale' (if issued within the last three months)
    • a copy of the vehicle's 'Transfer of Registration'.
  • The utility bills and vehicle registration are in my partner's name, can I still apply?

    No, you will need to have your partner apply.

  • Why am I required to supply supporting documentation with my application?

    To ensure that permits are issued to residents who live in the area and meet the eligibility criteria.

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