Resident parking permit

Who can apply for a resident parking permit?

You may be eligible for a resident parking permit if you live in a time-limited parking area and you have limited off-street parking.

A resident parking permit allows residents unlimited parking in a time-limited parking area, subject to conditions.

Permit applications can only be approved if you can meet the applicable criteria. For example, paid parking does not apply to the section of road where your property is located.

Resident parking permits are not available for heavy vehicles (vehicles more than 4.5 tonnes GVM or 7.5 metres long).

If you need to update your permit details, please visit Amend/cancel a parking permit.

If you have misplaced or damaged your permit and need to order a replacement, visit Request replacement approval documentation for a parking permit.

Conditions of use for resident parking permits

The conditions of use for resident parking permits are listed on the documentation that comes with your permit.

  1. The permit must be clearly visible on the left-hand side of the front dash of the vehicle.
  2. The permit is not valid for a caravan, motorbike, trailer, long vehicle, heavy vehicle or golf buggy.
  3. The permit is not valid for use in a metered space or where parking is prohibited.
  4. The permit must not be copied or reproduced.

Resident parking permits may be renewed annually by way of acknowledgement to the City. They are valid for one calendar year from 1 January to 31 December.

You can renew your permit using one of the methods described on our Permits & licensing renewals page.

Fees for resident parking permits

No fees apply for a resident parking permit.

Apply for a new resident parking permit

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

1. Calculate how many permits you can have

The number of resident parking permits you can have depends on the type of premises and your available off-street parking. The table below shows how many permits you can apply for.

Type of residence Number of off-street parking spaces (carport/garage/ 4.9m x 2.6m concrete or similar) Maximum number of permits per premises
House or duplex 0 3
1 2
2 1
3 or more 0 (not eligible)
Unit or townhouse (see note below*) 0 2
1 1
2 0 (not eligible)
Note: Permits are not available for a residence within a multi-residential premises or property on community title scheme land, if:
  • the building has more than 30 residences and is located in the Central or Southport Traffic Areas; or
  • the building has more than 20 residences and is located in any other Traffic Area.
  • plumbing connection after 30 Oct 2018
  • multi-residential premises are used, or intended to be used, as a home-based business
  • in a multi-level building and directly or indirectly above premises within the multi-level building which are used otherwise than as a residence.

2. Find your Traffic Area

A Traffic Area is a geographical area where all streets have time-limited parking. When you apply for a resident parking permit, you will need to let us know if you live in one of these Traffic Areas.

Download and view maps of our designated Traffic Areas.

If you do not live in a Traffic Area, you can still apply for a resident parking permit if you live in a time-limited parking area. In this situation, select ‘Other’ when you complete the form.

If you live in an ‘event only’ Traffic Area, please visit Resident event parking permits

3. Prepare and submit your application

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

Online

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 electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • recent rates notice (for owner occupiers)
  • current signed tenancy or lease agreement.

If you live in a unit, in addition to the above, you will need to provide one of the following documents:

  • a signed letter from the body corporate or complex manager confirming the number of off-street parking places supplied for the premises, or
  • a statutory declaration from you stating the number of off-street parking places at the premises, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

The application must be completed by the resident (the person who will hold the resident 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 parking permit online

By email

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 electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • recent rates notice (for owner occupiers)
  • current signed tenancy or lease agreement.

If you live in a unit, in addition to the above, you will need to provide one of the following documents:

  • a signed letter from the body corporate or complex manager confirming the number of off-street parking places supplied for the premises, or
  • a statutory declaration from you stating the number of off-street parking places at the premises, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, complete and scan the residential parking permit application form(PDF, 197KB)

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

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 electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • recent rates notice (for owner occupiers)
  • current signed tenancy or lease agreement.

If you live in a unit, in addition to the above, you will need to provide one of the following documents:

  • a signed letter from the body corporate or complex manager confirming the number of off-street parking places supplied for the premises, or
  • a statutory declaration from you stating the number of off-street parking places at the premises, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the resident parking permit application form(PDF, 197KB)

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 electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
  • recent rates notice (for owner occupiers)
  • current signed tenancy or lease agreement.

If you live in a unit, in addition to the above, you will need to provide one of the following documents:

  • a signed letter from the body corporate or complex manager confirming the number of off-street parking places supplied for the premises, or
  • a statutory declaration from you stating the number of off-street parking places at the premises, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the residential parking permit application form(PDF, 197KB)

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