Car share parking

Application for car share providers

To encourage sustainable transport, the City of Stonnington is expanding car share services throughout the municipality.

We welcome applications for new, dedicated car share parking spaces and vehicles from car share providers.

Applications for car share spaces open twice a year. Car share providers are notified 6 weeks prior to the application period.

Location guidelines

Car share locations are assessed to ensure they are compatible with Council's Car Share Policy and are an effective use of kerbside space. 

Priority will be given to proposed spaces which are:

  • easily accessible and highly visible, while not obstructing private car users
  • near public transport and activity centres
  • in areas of high forecast demand (high population density and forecast population growth)
  • near an intersection or the beginning/end of a parking row
  • fronting open space, a municipal building or in a Council managed car park
  • safely located. Spaces must not block pedestrian sightlines, impede road access or impact accessibility
  • located in permissible parking spaces
  • no closer than 250 meters from another car share bay, unless demand can be proven.

We will consult with property owners directly impacted by a proposed car share space to understand any issues that need to be considered.

Eligibility criteria

Car share providers must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply for a car share space:

  • evidence of public liability insurance (no less than $20 million)
  • demonstrated investment in and the provision of a network of car share vehicles
  • evidence of a website showing bookings can be made online or by phone
  • customers must have 24/7 access to vehicles and 24/7 customer support
  • procedures for regular cleaning and maintenance of vehicles to a high standard.

Fee schedule

Successful applicants are required to pay the following (per car share space):

  • a one-off establishment fee to cover installation costs (signage, line marking and traffic control)
  • an annual fee.

Fee type Amount (exc. GST)
Establishment fee              $650
 Annual fee - standard space $300
 Annual fee - shopping streets or paid parking area $500

Fees are renewed annually and subject to change.

Before applying

  1. Please read City of Stonnington's Car Share Policy(PDF, 207KB) .
  2. Prepare the required documents for your application. 

What you will need to provide:

  • information addressing the location guidelines
  • evidence of each eligibility criteria.

Apply for a car share space

Complete an online application for each car share space you wish to apply for.

Please submit your application(s) by the closing date. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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