Permit parking

Applying for a permit - before you begin

Check your eligibility

You can check your eligibility for a parking permit using this interactive map and search tool:

Check your eligibility here

Residential and visitor parking permits

Proof of vehicle registration (your documents must be attached to the application)

Council only accepts a current registration certificate issued by Transport NSW or Service NSW. The vehicle must be registered in your name and to your address. Council will accept a screenshot from Service NSW, but the documentation must show the vehicle (with registration number) is registered to your address.

If you have a company vehicle, a copy of the vehicle registration papers and a letter from the company stating that you have sole use of the vehicle and that it is normally parked at this address.

Proof of residence (your documents must be attached to the application)

Council requires proof of residence at the address. You are required to provide one of the following documents:

  • NSW Driver's Licence
  • Rental agreement
  • Contract of sale
  • Rates notice
  • Utility notice – Cannot be older than 6 months (Please note the property must be a rateable property with Council, it cannot be a sub-lease)

Business parking permits

Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle, Annandale, Birchgrove, Balmain, Balmain East

Some properties are eligible for business parking permits. Please refer to Fees and Charges for the applicable fees.

To be eligible:

  • The property must be within a permit parking zone.
  • The property must be rated as business.

Note: The number of off-street parking spaces will determine the number of permits allowed.

You must provide proof of business address:

  • ABN or CAN registration certificate that displays the business address,
  • Current lease agreement (front page only, with property address displayed),
  • Rates Notice.

Marrickville, Camperdown, Newtown, Petersham, Dulwich Hill, St Peters, Enmore, Stanmore, Lewisham, Sydenham, Tempe, Ashfield, Dobroyd Point, Haberfield, Summer Hill, Ashbury, Croydon, Hurlstone Park, Croydon Park

Some properties are eligible for a business parking permit. Please refer to the current Fees and Charges for the applicable fees.

To be eligible:

  • The property must be within a permit parking zone.
  • The property must be rated as business.
  • The property does not have any off-street parking spaces.

You must provide proof of business address:

  • ABN or CAN registration certificate that displays the business address
  • Current lease agreement (front page only, with property address displayed)
  • Rates Notice.

The vehicle must be registered in the name of the business and be registered to the business address for your application to be processed.

You must provide proof of current registration:

  • Certificate issued by Transport NSW or Service NSW

Please ensure the documents required are attached to the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted and may be returned to the applicant.

How to apply for a permit

Step 1.

Register for an account on Council's self-service portal. Verification should take one business day. 

Once your account is activated, continue to Step 2.

Step 2.

Log in to your account and apply for your parking permit.

Please see the following guide to assist you.

Online self-service parking permit application guide (PDF 555.5KB)

After you apply for a permit

Once Council receives your application, the required documents, and payment (if applicable), your application will be processed. Any permits for which you have applied for will be posted within 5 business days. If you have not received your parking permit within 10 business days, please contact Council by submitting an enquiry online:

Parking enquiry

Please note, you may still receive a parking infringement until a valid parking permit is displayed on the vehicle. If an infringement is issued and you wish to review the fine, please contact Revenue NSW

For more information, including associated fees, other permit types and changes to existing permits, please select your suburb below.

Changes and cancellation of parking permits

Replacing lost or damaged permits

Replacing lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged permits, you can apply for a replacement. Charges apply.

Please submit your enquiry using the link below: 

Changes and cancellation enquiry

Transferring permits to a new car

If you wish to transfer your permit to a new car, with a different registration, we will need to cancel your old permit and issue you a new permit.

If you have sold the vehicle and permit is no longer available, please attach a vehicle sale notice.

Changes and cancellation enquiry

Select your suburb for further information

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Page last updated: 29 Nov 2021