Resident event parking permits

Eligibility for resident event parking permits in the Carrara Stadium Traffic Area and Robina Stadium Traffic Area are pre-determined by Council. The permits are automatically posted to eligible addresses at the end of each calendar year.

Eligibility is determined by the property location within the designated event Traffic Area and direct frontage width of that property.

Who can apply for a resident event parking permit?

You can apply for a resident event parking permit if you live in a designated event Traffic Area and have not been automatically issued with a permit.

If you already hold a resident parking permit or a visitor parking permit, you are not eligible for a resident event parking permit.

If you have damaged or misplaced a current resident event parking permit and would like to request a replacement, please visit Request replacement approval documentation for a parking permit.

Event Traffic Areas are parts of the city where timed, on-street parking controls apply during events.

The City of Gold Coast has three event Traffic Areas:

A resident event parking permit allows the resident or a visitor to park for an unlimited time at the location named on the permit, subject to conditions.

Resident event parking permit holders can park anywhere within the timed Traffic Area (subject to conditions).

Resident event parking permits can only be approved if you can meet the applicable criteria. For example, paid parking doesn't apply to the section of the road where your property is located.

Resident event parking permits are not available for heavy vehicles (vehicles in excess of 4.5 tonnes GVM or 7.5 metres in length).

Main Beach Traffic Area temporary event permits

Residents in the Main Beach Traffic Area do not need to apply for a resident event parking permit.

Residents will be contacted by event organisers before any event, to arrange a temporary resident parking permit.

Fees for resident event parking permits

No fees apply for a resident event parking permit.

Apply for a resident event parking permit

To apply for a new resident event parking permit, you need to:

1. Calculate how many permits you can have

The table below shows how many permits you can apply for.

Street frontage Maximum number of permits per premises
Less than 12 metres 1
Twelve (12) metres or more 2

If you live in the Robina Stadium Traffic Area or Carrara Stadium Traffic Area and you live in a unit within a community titles scheme, only the body corporate can apply for a permit. A body corporate can only receive 2 permits.

If you live in the Main Beach Traffic Area, you will be contacted by event organisers who will notify you about upcoming events and provide information about temporary parking permits.

2. Find your event Traffic Area

An event traffic area is an area where timed on-street parking controls apply during events. When you apply for a resident event parking permit, you will need to let us know which of our event traffic areas you live in.

The Carrara Stadium Traffic Area restricts parking at signed times and days to 2 minutes unless a City of Gold Coast issued resident event parking permit (conditions apply) is displayed on the vehicle.

The Robina Stadium Traffic area restricts parking at signed times and days to 2 minutes unless a City of Gold Coast issued resident event parking permit (conditions apply) is displayed on the vehicle.

Download and view maps of each event Traffic Area:

3. Prepare and submit your application

Choose from the options below to apply for your resident event parking permit.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a resident event parking permit, you will need to know your:

  • street address or Lot and RP (parcel) number.

You will need to provide proof of your residency. You can provide one or more of these documents:

  • recent rates notice (owner occupier)
  • signed tenancy/lease agreement
  • recent electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • current driver’s licence detailing current address.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

The application must be completed by the resident (the person who will hold the resident event parking permit – called the licensee).

On the form:

  • you will first need to enter your property address in the location search screen
  • the licensee is the resident who is applying for the permit
  • the contact is the person we should contact about the permit
  • the licensee and contact can be the same person.

Apply for a resident event parking permit online

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a resident event parking permit, you will need to know your:

  • street address or Lot and RP (parcel) number.

You will need to provide proof of your residency. You can provide one or more of these documents:

  • recent rates notice (owner occupier)
  • signed tenancy/lease agreement
  • recent electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • current driver's licence detailing current address.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the resident event parking permit application form(PDF, 193KB)

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

To apply for a resident parking permit, you will need to know your:

  • street address or Lot and RP (parcel) number.

You will need to provide proof of your residency. You can provide one or more of these documents:

  • recent rates notice (owner occupier)
  • signed tenancy/lease agreement
  • recent electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • current driver's licence detailing current address.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the resident event parking permit application form(PDF, 193KB)

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