How loading zones work
Loading zones are short-term parking spaces that allow businesses to load or unload goods.
We issue loading zone permits so that small business operators can service their business or customers without having to purchase a goods vehicle. It also prevents motorists who are not involved in a goods service from parking in a loading zone.
Who can apply for a loading zone
Businesses that use goods vehicles don't need a permit. Goods vehicles are those designed especially for the purpose of trade, such as vans (without back seats), flat-deck trucks and utility vehicles.
Businesses that use any other kind of vehicle to load or unload goods need a permit to use a loading zone.
How to apply or renew a permit
Before you apply, the vehicle must:
- be registered in the name of the applicant or the business
- have a current warrant of fitness or vehicle license (rego).
Complete the form
The annual fee for a loading zone permit is $80.
As part of your application, you or the business's manager need to provide a letter stating why the business needs a loading zone permit.
Complete the online form
Or download the application form: Loading Zone Permit Application Form (85KB PDF)