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Visitor parking permits

Visitor parking permits are available for residents who reside within a time-restricted parking area. The permit allows visitors attending the residence to park in close proximity to the residence for an unlimited period of time, subject to conditions.

Conditions of use for visitor parking permits are provided on the correspondence that comes with your label. The conditions that have been applied to all 2019 visitor parking permits are as follows:

  1. The permit must be displayed in a clearly visible location inside the vehicle on the left hand side of the front dash of the vehicle.
  2. The permit is not valid for a heavy/long vehicle.
  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 the residence.

Please note: Although permit holders can park anywhere within the timed traffic area, applications can only be approved where parking is available immediately adjacent to the premises and vehicles can be legally parked. For example, the area of road immediately adjacent to the premises must not have a yellow 'no stopping' line, or metered or restricted parking (loading zone). On-street parking permits are not available for heavy vehicles (vehicles in excess of 4.5 tonnes GVM or 7.5 metres in length).


An application fee and annual renewal fee applies.

View the fees and charges.

Apply for a new permit

Step 1: Calculate how many permits you are eligible for

Use this table to find out 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 unit or townhouse within a multi-level or community title building, 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.

Step 2: Make sure you have the right information and documents needed to complete your application

The resident must complete the application (in this case, the resident will be considered the licensee – the person who holds the visitor parking permit).

To complete the application, you will need to know your:

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

You will also need:

  • proof of residency (one or more of the following):
    • recent rates notice (owner occupier)
    • signed tenancy/lease agreement
    • minimum of two bills less than six months old for utilities/phone/vehicle registration detailing applicant name and property address
    • current driver’s licence detailing current address.

Step 3: I am now ready to apply

  • I know how many permits I can apply for
  • I know what traffic area I am in (if applicable)
  • I know my street address and/or Lot and RP number
  • I have all the required documents ready
  • I am the Licensee (resident of the property)

Submit online form


Complete the downloadable version of the ‘visitor parking permit application’ below.

Change an existing permit

Permit renewal

Visitor parking permits are renewed annually.

See our Payments page for details of the payment options available and to renew your visitor permit online.

Change an existing visitor parking permit

You may apply to change your visitor parking permit if you need to update contact details. Fees do not apply for administrative changes.

Complete the downloadable version of the ‘parking permit amendment application’ below.

If you have moved to a new residential premises located within a time-restricted parking area, or if you would like to apply for an additional permit, you need to complete a new application for a visitor parking permit.

Complete the downloadable version of the ‘parking permit application’ below.

The visitor parking permit is not transferable.

Replace an existing permit

You may apply for a replacement permit if your permit is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged. You may also request a replacement of any approval documentation associated with your permit.

To apply for replacement permit or approval documentation, complete a replacement application. Fees apply.

Complete the downloadable version of the ‘parking permit replacement application’ below.

Cancel an existing permit

To cancel your visitor parking permit, submit a cancellation request. No fees apply.

Complete the downloadable version of the ‘cancellation request application’ below.

Find the link to frequently asked questions below.

If you have any further queries, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 GOLD COAST or 07 5582 8211

Related information

Jump to key information
  • I am situated within the boundary of an event traffic area and hold a resident event parking permit. Am I also able to obtain a visitor parking permit?

    No. You are not eligible for a visitor parking permit if you already hold a resident event parking permit.

  • Why am I required to supply supporting documentation with my application?

    To ensure that permits are issued to residents who live in the area and meet the eligibility criteria.


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