How do I apply for a residential parking permit?

You can now apply for a residential parking permit online.

Prior to applying please ensure you have read the Parking Policy.

Apply online

You will need the have the following details to apply:

  • Proof of residency (mandatory)
  • Proof of vehicle registration & ownership (mandatory)
  • Valid health care or pension card (if applicable)

You can also apply using our Parking Permit Application Form

For more information about parking permits please refer to our policy, call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or complete a customer request form. 

Is my property eligible for parking permits?

Most properties in Yarra are eligible for on-street parking permits.

Some households are entitled to up to 3 permits and some are only entitled to 2 permits. If a residence was built after 10 December 2003, the property is not eligible for a parking permit. 

As per the parking permit policy:

4.1. No parking permit (including visitor parking permit) will be granted by Council to any owner or occupier of a residential, mixed use, commercial or industrial development where the development was not lawfully available for occupation until after 10 December 2003 except:

(i) where the development is affected by a heritage control under the Yarra Planning Scheme and, in Council's opinion, the provision of City of Yarra Parking Permit Policy – Adopted 21 October 2014 parking on the site would adversely affect the integrity of the heritage place;

(ii) where there is no increase in the number of dwellings and/or separate occupancies above the number that existed on the site as at 10 December 2003 (a vacant site counts as zero dwellings).

8.1  Households may have up to two (2) permits one of which may be a visitor permit (that is transferable between vehicles).

8.2. Council’s current parking permit scheme provides up to three permits (one of which can be a visitor permit) and permit entitlements will only be reduced in accord with 8.1 when there is a change of ownership or tenancy after the date of adoption of this scheme. 

8.3. The permit entitlement for residents of multi-unit developments that could be lawfully occupied before 10 December 2003 is reduced by their number of off-street parking spaces.

8.4. The permit entitlement for residents of registered boarding houses that could be lawfully occupied before 10 December 2003 is one permit per bedroom, reduced by their number of off-street parking spaces.

We introduced these restrictions to encourage all new developments in Yarra to provide their own off-street parking in an effort to take some of the pressure off this limited resource.

Contact us before applying for a parking permit to make sure you are eligible and to find out how many permits you are entitled to.

What documents do I need to apply?

With your Parking Permit Application Form you must attach proof of residency and proof of vehicle registration. If you are entitled to a concession you must attach a copy of your current concession card.

What can I use as a proof of residency?

1. Current lease agreement. If your name is not on the lease we will accept the following:

  • a copy of the lease and a witnessed statutory declaration from the lease holder stating that you are residing at the property and the date that you became a resident.
  • a current rent receipt showing your name or
  • a letter of tenancy signed by your landlord along with a copy of the landlords rates notice.

2. Contract of sale of the property

  • The property must have been purchased within last 12 months.

3. Rates notice

  • Parking permits are for residents. You must reside at the property in order to be eligible. The property and service address must be the same on the rates notice.

4. Utilities bill

  • A gas, electricity, home phone or internet bill showing current residential address (property and service address must be the same)

5. Pension Card or Health Care Card or Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card (TPI) or Department of Veteran Affairs War Widow (TPI)

  • Concession card must be current and in the your name.

What can I use for my proof of vehicle registration?

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (must be in your name)
  • a Statutory Declaration stating that you are the registered owner of the vehicle and it is housed at the address on the application.
  • If the vehicle is not registered in your name we will accept a copy of the Vehicle Registration Certificate and a Statutory Declaration from the registered owner stating that you are the primary driver of the vehicle and it is housed at the address on the application.

We do not accept insurance paperwork as proof of registration.

What can I use for my proof of concession status?

  • Pension Card or Health Care Card or Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card (TPI) or Department of Veteran Affairs War Widow (TPI)
    - all concession cards must be current and in the your name.

We also issue transitional parking permits to new residents to cover your car for 2 weeks when you first move into a property and don't have all your paperwork. Further information on transitional parking permits is available by calling us on 9205 5555.

How much do parking permits cost?

  • 1st permit $38 (GST exempt)
  • 2nd permit $95 (GST exempt)
  • 3rd permit $179 (pre-existing entitlement only) (GST exempt)

Prices are based on the number of parking permits you have at the property. It doesn't matter whether the permits are residential or visitor parking permits you will still be charged the same.

Permit fees are refundable if you move within the first six months of receiving the permit (calculated pro-rata).

I have a concession card. How much will my permits cost?

Holders of a Health Care Card, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or Pensioner, War Widow and TPI concession cards receive their first permit free of charge.

Second and third permits (if eligible) are charged at the first permit rate ($38).

How do I pay for my parking permit?

Payment can be in made in person or by cheque or money order and sent with the application by post.

  • In person: Payment can be made by cash, eftpos or credit card. Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm at any of our Customer Service centres
  • By post: Payment can be made by personal cheque, bank cheque or money order made payable to 'Yarra City Council' and sent to:
    • Parking Administration,
      Yarra City Council
      PO Box 168 Richmond, Victoria, 3121.
  • Please note: online payments for parking permits are not yet available.

If you have any further enquiries please call us on 9205 5555 or complete a customer request form.