Who can apply?
A visitor parking permit allows your visitors unlimited parking at no cost, in a time-limited parking area, subject to conditions.
You may be eligible for a visitor parking permit if:
- you live in a time-limited parking area
- you do not have a resident event parking permit
- the section of road that your residence is located on does not have metered (paid) parking
- you are not applying to use the permit to park a caravan, motorbike, trailer, long vehicle, heavy vehicle or golf buggy.
There is an application fee and an annual renewal fee for visitor parking permits.
- Application fee: $100
- Annual permit fee (Register of fees and charges): $100
- Permits valid: 1 January to 31 December. (No pro rata. The fee remains the same despite the month of purchase and all permits expire on 31 December.)
- Visitor parking permits are renewed annually. For payment options for annual fee and permit renewals visit Make a payment.
Check & prepare to apply
Step 1 – Check if you're eligible
Complete this checklist to find out if you're eligible for a visitor parking permit.
The checklist will determine if you should apply for a permit or if based on your answers, a permit would not be approved.
Check for eligibility
Step 2 – Prepare for your application
If the checklist indicates you may be eligible for a permit, you will need to provide proof of residency to support your application. See examples of supporting documentation under the 'Gather your documents' subheading in the 'How to apply' options below.
Step 3 – Submit your application
If you find from the checklist that you are eligible to apply, choose one of the options below to submit your application.
Step 4 – Conditions of use for successful applicants
If you are issued a permit:
- The permit must be clearly visible on the left-hand side of the front dash of the vehicle.
- The permit is not valid for a caravan, motorbike, trailer, long vehicle, heavy vehicle or golf buggy.
- The permit is not valid for use in a metered space or where parking is prohibited.
- The permit must not be copied or reproduced.
- The permit must only be used by a person visiting or attending your residence.
How many permits can you have?
The number of visitor 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 resident
||Maximum number of permits per premises
|House or duplex
|Unit or townhouse (see note below*)
|*Note: Permits are not available for a residence within a multi-residential 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
- 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.
Renew, replace, update or cancel a permit