Heavy vehicle parking permit

Heavy vehicle parking permits help ensure that heavy parking on residential premises does not:

  • result in harm to public health or safety
  • unreasonably detract from the appearance of the surrounding natural and built environment.

Who can apply for a heavy vehicle parking permit?

Owners of heavy vehicles who wish to park their vehicles on residential premises and are not in the following categories require a permit to do so:

  • an emergency vehicle being used for an emergency or other official purpose
  • a heavy vehicle
    • involved in the construction, investigation or maintenance of a community facility
    • conducting an activity on a residential property, e.g. the short-term parking of a removal van
    • permitted to be parked on residential premises or rural premises pursuant to a development approval given under the City Plan.

Vehicular crossing

The vehicular crossing (VXO) is the driveway between the road kerb and a property boundary.

There may be a requirement to remove an existing VXO and construct a commercial VXO in accordance with the City of Gold Coast guidelines which can be found at:

City Plan - Part 9.4.2 Driveways and vehicular crossings code.

For further information on VXOs, please contact the City's Development Compliance – Implementation and Assessment Branch on 07 5667 5978.

Other requirements

To obtain a permit, applicants are required to meet the following:

  • provide a statement advising that the applicant has consulted with or attempted to consult with each owner and occupier of any premises located within 50 metres of all the boundaries of the premises at which the heavy vehicle will be parked
  • park the heavy vehicle in a Class 10 building and/or
  • screen the vehicle with enough vegetation to ensure that it cannot be seen from a public place or any residential premises within 50 metres of the proposed parking location.

For an illustration of the requirements for heavy vehicle parking see our Heavy vehicle parking fact sheet(PDF, 248KB)

Fees for heavy vehicle parking permits

No fees apply for this application.

Bond

Where a residential VXO is required to be reconstructed or upgraded to a commercial VXO, a bond may apply.

The bond is held as security in the event that the premises is no longer used to park a heavy vehicle and the VXO is required to be reinstated to a residential VXO.

City officers will conduct a site inspection as part of the application process and applicants will be advised if a bond is required.

Apply for a new heavy vehicle parking permit

Choose from one of the options below to apply for a heavy vehicle parking permit.

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) approval for heavy vehicle access between the state-controlled road and the property
  • a written statement providing consultation results (with surrounding property owners)
  • current vehicle registration certificate
  • site plan, detailing location of the vehicle and screening vegetation, if applicable
  • route map (identifying most frequently used roads from property to nearest arterial road)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and complete the heavy vehicle parking permit application form(PDF, 171KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Email your completed application form and copies of supporting documents to: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) approval for heavy vehicle access between the state-controlled road and the property
  • a written statement providing consultation results (with surrounding property owners)
  • current vehicle registration certificate
  • site plan, detailing location of the vehicle and screening vegetation, if applicable
  • route map (identifying most frequently used roads from property to nearest arterial road)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the heavy vehicle parking permit application form(PDF, 171KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application at one of our customer service centres (Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm).

Please ensure you bring your supporting documentation with you.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) approval for heavy vehicle access between the state-controlled road and the property
  • a written statement providing consultation results (with surrounding property owners)
  • current vehicle registration certificate
  • site plan, detailing location of the vehicle and screening vegetation, if applicable
  • route map (identifying most frequently used roads from property to nearest arterial road)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the heavy vehicle parking permit application form(PDF, 171KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post your completed application form and copies of supporting documents to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726