Residential Parking Permits

Resident parking permits may be available for residents who live within a time-restricted or permit parking areas. Please refer to the eligibility criteria and conditions of use of the permit before applying.

Council’s residential parking permit scheme exists to provide a balance of on-street parking opportunities for residents, their visitors and other parking demands.

Eligibility Criteria

Resident parking permits may be available for residents who live within a time-restricted or permit parking areas.

Please refer to the eligibility criteria and conditions of use of the permit detailed following before applying.

If any of the following conditions apply then you are not eligible:

  • You live in a building with more than 15 dwellings i.e. high-rise buildings with more than 15 apartments or unit developments with more than 15 units on the lot
  • You live in a residential property on City of Whitehorse streets without parking restrictions i.e. no parking restriction signs in front of your home
  • You live within the Box Hill Metropolitan Activity Area
  • You live on a street with parking restrictions but are not included in the residential parking permit scheme. Council staff can tell you if you live in an eligible street.
  • You own a company or business – this scheme is for residents only
  • You live in a commercial property or in a shopping precinct

Number of Permits Available to Residents

The number of permits available for each household has been limited to provide fair and equitable options for all motorists which helps share the limited number of parking spaces among residents, visitors and tradesmen while still providing preferential parking for residents.

The available number of residential parking permits are limited to:

Dwellings per Lot Maximum Number of Permits
One dwelling Three permits
Two to three dwellings  Two permits per dwelling
Four to fifteen dwellings One permit per dwelling
More than 15 dwellings No permits

Note: No additional permits are available.

Permit Use 

Residential Parking Permits may only be used in the area written on the permit.

Extended parking in permit areas can only take place after a permit application has been approved, the relevant annual fee paid and the permit is displayed. If the permit display conditions are not complied with, penalties may apply.

Note: The issue of a permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.
Residential parking permits cannot be used in:

  • Off-street car parks
  • Areas marked as no parking or no stopping areas including clearways during clearway restriction times
  • Permit restricted parking areas such as accessible (disabled) persons’ parking areas, bus stops, taxi ranks, loading zones and construction zones
  • Parking restriction areas of under 30 minutes
  • Prohibited areas such as across driveways, on centre reservations, nature strips and footways
  • Parking areas in front of commercial, industrial or mixed-use areas
  • Areas outside the designated permit area

Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Types of Vehicles Allowed

Passenger vehicles and utilities used by the resident under whose name the permit is issued.

Parking permits will not be issued for use in relation to trucks, heavy vehicles, motor homes, caravans, boats, machinery or equipment, trailers or any vehicle or machinery that is designed or modified to be towed by another vehicle.

Residential Parking Permit Cost (from 1 July 2020)

The permit costs are specified on the application form ( DOCX 46.36KB).

Permit Cost
One permit $14.00
Two permits $74.00
Three permits $189.00

Note: Holders of a DVA Gold Card, Senior Health Care, Health Care and Pensioner Concession cardholders are entitled to their first residential parking permit free of charge.

Conditions of Use

  • The permit must be securely displayed on the passenger side of the front windscreen so all details remain clearly visible throughout the duration of parking
  • Permits are not transferable and are only to be used by bona fide residents and visitors
  • Permits are not to be leased, rented out, sold or given away
  • Permits are not to be copied and the copies then used in other vehicles
  • No form of advertising of a permit for rent, lease, sale, profit or other beneficial or fraudulent consideration, or causing such an advertisement to be published is permitted
  • The permit expiry date must not be exceeded
  • The annual permit fee must be paid

Contravening the permit conditions may result in the cancellation or suspension of permits or restrictions being placed on permit eligibility for the remaining life of the permit. No refunds will be given where a permit is cancelled due to breach of its conditions.

Note: The use of available parking spaces in the permit area may be suspended by members of the Victoria Police or by authorised Council Officers.

Renewing your Permit

Council’s parking permits are valid for 12 months. Before your permit expires, Council will forward you a renewal notice.

To renew your parking permit, fill out the renewal notice and send it back to Council, enclosing a cheque or money order made out to Whitehorse City Council.

Alternatively, you can pay for your renewal in person at any of our service centres (9am–5pm weekdays).

Applying for a New Permit


You can apply for a New Residential Parking permit online.

By Mail, Email or in Person

Download and complete the application form ( DOCX 46.36KB) then submit it with associated supporting documentation by mail, email or in person.

Note: Please read the eligibility criteria carefully. If you purchase a permit online, you are required to pay the permit fees up front. If you are ineligible for a permit, the fees will be refunded to you.

Proof of Residency

You will need to provide proof of residency with your application. Examples of proof of residency may include but are not limited to:

  • A driver’s license
  • Rates notice/listing
  • Rental lease
  • Bank statement
  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, phone)
  • Pension card
  • Seniors health care card

Lost, Stolen and Replacement Permits

Download and complete the residential parking permit replacement application form ( DOCX 49.07KB) and submit it by mail, email or in person. The same permit conditions will apply for the replacement permit as the lost or stolen permit.

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Check you meet the criteria before applying