Visitor parking permit

Who can apply for a visitor parking permit?

You can apply for a visitor parking permit if you live in a time-limited parking area.

A visitor parking permit allows your visitors unlimited parking in a time-limited parking area close to your home, subject to conditions.

Permit applications 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.

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

Holders of resident event parking permits are not eligible to apply for a visitor parking permit.

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 visitor parking permits

The conditions of use for visitor 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.
  5. The permit must only be used by a person visiting or attending your residence.

Fees for visitor parking permits

There is an application fee and an annual renewal fee for visitor parking permits. Application fees are provided on the application form. You can also view the fees in the Regulated parking permits section of the Register of Fees and Charges.

Permits are valid from 1 January to 31 December. The application fee is not prorated.

Visitor parking permits are renewed annually. For details of the payment options available for the annual fee and to renew your visitor parking permit online, visit Make a payment.

Apply for a new visitor parking permit

To apply for a new visitor parking permit, you need to calculate the number of visitor parking permits you can have.

The number of visitor parking permits you can have depends on the type of premises you live in. The table below shows how many permits you can apply for.

Type of resident Maximum number of permits per premises
House or duplex 3
Unit or townhouse (see note below*) 1
*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.

Prepare and submit your application

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

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a visitor 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.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

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

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a visitor 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.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Visitor parking permit application form(PDF, 180KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit and pay for 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 visitor 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.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the visitor parking permit application form(PDF, 180KB)

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

Include a cheque or money order payable to City of Gold Coast for the amount of the visitor parking permit.