How do I apply for a residential parking permit?

Residential parking permits allow residents of eligible properties to park within an allocated permit zone.

The permits are issued as a sticker which is attached to the windscreen of your vehicle. If you’re a current resident of Yarra and want a permit for your vehicle to park on the street, this is the permit that is required.

Parking permit information guide

Before applying, please download and review our Parking Permit information guide

Who can apply for a residential permit?

You can apply for a Residential Parking Permit if you are:

  • A current resident of an eligible property in Yarra (must be your primary place of residence).
  • The owner or primary driver of the vehicle.

If the vehicle owner lives at the property, the permit application must be made by that person, in their name.

How many parking permits can I apply for?

  • Residents are entitled to a maximum of two permits (one permit if you reside in a rooming house).
  • You can apply for a 3rd permit if you have continually resided at the premise since before 21 October 2014 (evidence required).
  • Multi-dwelling properties such as units/townhouses are not eligible for third permits.

What documents do I need to apply?

You must provide the following documents, along with your application, when you apply for a residential parking permit:

  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of vehicle ownership
  • Concession entitlement (if applicable) 

Proof of residency

You must provide one of the following documents with your application (choose from list that best applies to your circumstances).

Property owner
  • Contract of sale (if purchased within the last 12 months).
  • Rates notice (postal address must match property address).
  • Recent utility invoice (issued in last 3 months, service and postal address must be the same).
  • Current Healthcare/Pension/DVA/War widows card.
Renting and currently on lease

 

  • Current lease (must be signed).
  • Bond Transfer form.
  • Recent utility invoice
    (issued in last 3 months, service and postal address must be the same).
  • Current Healthcare/Pension/DVA/Warwidows card. 
Renting but not on lease
  • Copy of the lease (signed) AND a witnessed statutory declaration from the lease holder. The Statutory Declaration must state that you are residing at the property as well as the date that you became a resident.
  • Current rent receipt showing your name.
  • Letter of tenancy signed by your landlord along with a copy of the landlords' rates notice.

*If you do not attach proof of residency with your application we will not be able to issue you with a parking permit.

Proof of vehicle ownership

You must provide one of the following documents with your application (choose from the list that best applies to your circumstances).

Vehicle is registered in your name
  • Registration certificate or renewal notice.
  • Contract of sale document (must show vehicle registration).
  • VicRoads vehicle transfer document (signed).
  • Copy of insurance documents.
You are the primary driver - vehicle not registered in your name. 
  • Copy of insurance documents (must list your name as a driver).
  • If you do not have the insurance documents please contact us to discuss your options. 
    Vehicle is registered in a company name.
    • One of the above documents (Registration certificate, Contract of sale, VicRoads vehicle transfer or insurance documents)
    • You must also provide a signed letter from the company on official letterhead. The letter must state that you are the primary driver of the vehicle and it is housed at the address on the application.

    *If you do not attach proof of vehicle ownership with your application we will not be able to issue you with a parking permit. 

    Proof of concession entitlement (if applicable)

    If you have a valid Health Care Card, Pensioner Card, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card, War Widow or TPI concession card you receive your first permit free of charge.

    View more information about concession cards.

    *If you do not attach proof of entitlement with your application we will not be able to issue you with a concession-rate parking permit.

    Is my property eligible for parking permits?

    We can provide parking permits to most properties in Yarra.

    However, if your residence was built after 10 December 2003 the property will not be eligible for a parking permit. If your property is not eligible, we will not be able to issue you with a parking permit. Please find full information on this rule here.

    Apply online (use the link below) to check if your property is eligible.  

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