Resident parking and permits

If you live in an area with resident parking, you can apply for a permit to park in resident parking or coupon parking spaces.

Berhampore and Newtown west residents

There is a new parking scheme for Berhampore and Newtown west residents, starting 24 June 2024.

Apply for a Berhampore and Newtown west parking permit and visitor day passes.

Resident parking areas allow people who live in busy streets to park near their homes. To park in a resident parking area, you need a permit.

How resident parking permit works

A resident parking permit allows you to park in either resident or coupon parking spaces in your area.

Eligible residents can apply for a maximum of:

  • two resident parking permits per household, or
  • one resident parking permit per household in a multi-unit dwelling (three or more units at one address)

If the maximum number of resident parking permits has already been issued to your household, you may be eligible for a coupon exemption permit.

A coupon parking exemption permit allows you to park in coupon parking spaces in your area – you can't park in resident parking spaces. There is no coupon parking exemption permit limit per household.

Resident and coupon parking spaces are clearly signposted and our parking officers monitor them to make sure they are only used by permit holders. Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Resident parking areas

To be eligible for a resident parking, the main residence you live in must be within a resident parking area:

*Note for Kelburn residents: Only Central Terrace residents can use their resident permit on Central Terrace, where a Special Street Scheme operates.

**Note for Miramar South residents: 24-hour parking restrictions apply. Residents within this zone can apply for one exemption permit per household at no cost. Your permit is valid from the day your application is approved; however you must wait until you get the approval email before parking in the coupon parking spaces in your designated zone.


How to apply

Resident parking permit

Check out the criteria you must meet to apply for this permit.

Applying for a resident permit

Coupon parking exemption permit

Check out the criteria you must meet to apply for this permit.

Applying for a coupon exemption permit

Transfering your permit

Permits can only be transferred if you buy a new vehicle or move to a new address which is eligible, and there is a minimum of six weeks remaining.

There is no cost to transfer a permit, however we are unable to send a replacement sticker. These are not required as our permits system is electronically monitored, so as long as your permit is valid, our Parking Officers can confirm your vehicle is eligible to park. 

Permits cannot be transferred to another resident at the property, and they cannot be continually transferred between differing vehicles.

Need help?

You can phone our Contact Centre any time on 04 499 4444 or email