Resident parking permits

Who can apply

If you live in a street with timed parking restrictions, such as a 2-hour parking limit, your household may be eligible for a parking permit.


Residents with disabled parking permits will be able to access residential parking permits, even if they live in housing subdivided after August 2011.

Who can not apply

If you live in a property which was subdivided after August 2011 you are generally not eligible for a resident parking permit. This includes newer townhouses and apartments. This is due to the Parking Management Policy adopted by Council in 2011, which sought to provide protection for existing residents in older properties who rely on on-street parking. Find out more about our parking policy.

Check if your property is eligible for a parking permit

Check if you are eligible for a parking permit by typing in your property address below. This search function takes into account any subdivision dates.

This search result is an indication only.  If you suspect your result is incorrect, please contact our Transport team on 9240 1111.  

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Where can I park with a resident parking permit?

With a resident parking permit you can park in timed parking areas in your street except for restrictions below 30 minutes and prohibited areas such as ‘no stopping’ and ‘loading zones’.

If you live on a corner property, a permit can be issued for either the front street or side street. If you have 2 permits, both permits must be issued to the same street.

A permit does not guarantee there will be a parking space available in your street.

A permit is only valid for the street of issue on your parking permit and in your application form.

More information, read our Parking Management Policy (DOC 184Kb) provides further details.

How many permits can I apply for?

You can have either 1 or 2 resident parking permits depending on your property.

If your property has a driveway crossover, you can only get 1 resident parking permit.

A driveway crossover is an access point where cars can travel from a road, usually across a nature strip and/or footpath, to a property. If you have a private driveway, it usually indicates you have a driveway crossover.

If you are unsure whether you have a driveway crossover or not, please call us.

If you are in a Moreland Integrated Transport strategy area, you are eligible for 1 extra transitional resident permit. This will cost the same as a second resident parking permit.

How much do resident parking permits cost?

  • The first resident parking permit costs:

$41.20 Full fee

$20.60 Concession

  • The second resident parking permit costs:

$116.50 Full fee

$58.50 Concession

  • The extra transitional resident parking permit costs:

$116.50 Full fee

$58.50 Concession

To apply for a concession, you need to have a Centrelink card such as a Pensioner or Health Care Card or a Department of Veterans Affairs card.

6 months pro-rata fees payable for permit applications received after 28 February in each year.

How do I apply for a resident parking permit?

What you need

To apply for a resident or visitor parking permit you will need one of the following documents as proof of residency at the property address:

  • Driver's licence (with current address)
  • Rates notice
  • Lease agreement, or
  • Utility bill.


Apply online for your first resident parking permit.
Make sure you have your supporting documentation ready.

Apply online for your second resident parking.
Make sure you have your supporting documentation ready.

Apply online for your transitional resident parking. 
Make sure you have your supporting documentation ready.

A mobile phone bill is not accepted as proof of residency.

In person

Print the parking permit application form (PDF 192Kb) and fill it out or ask one of our customer service centres for a copy.

On the form, you can select which permit you want to apply for.
You can apply for multiple permits at the same time.

Go to one of our customer service centres with your form and proof of residence documents and pay the fee.
Your permit will then be processed, and you will receive the permit in the mail.

By mail

Print the parking permit application form (PDF 192Kb) and fill it out.

Attach a copy of proof of residency, and a cheque or money order to Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058. We can also send you an invoice if you prefer. We will post or email you a copy of the invoice after you post the form in. Your permit will only be issued after payment has been received.

You must obey parking restriction signs and park legally until such time as you have your permit.

When can I expect to receive my permit?

 We aim to have your permit to you with a week of applying however delays may occur due to postage delivery times.

Please wait until your permit arrives before you park in timed areas. You need to display your permit on your dashboard in order to avoid a fine.

However, this timing may vary due to demand.

When do resident parking permits expire and how do I renew?

All permits expire 31 August of each year. After this time, you will have to renew your permit if you want to keep using it. You will receive a renewal notice in the mail.

You cannot use an expired permit to park. Make sure you have renewed your permit in order to avoid a fine.

Find out more about parking permit renewals.