Apply for a Resident Parking Permit

If you live in the City of Stonnington, you may be eligible for on-street resident parking permits for cars and motorcycles. You can use these permits yourself or for visitors to your home.

Follow the steps for new applications. If you already have a permit that is due to expire, please renew a Resident Parking Permit.

Online

Step 1.Check your eligibility to receive parking permits

Use our interactive online map to check your eligibility for permits, how many you can have and where your permit boundaries are.

Check your eligibility

Step 2.Read the terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions.

Submitting an application means you accept these conditions, and creates a legally binding agreement between you and the City of Stonnington.

Step 3.Prepare your documents

You need to provide one document to prove you are a resident, and one document for each Vehicle Specific Permit to confirm you own or drive the vehicle. We accept the below documents.

Proof you live in the City of Stonnington

If you are an owner/occupier, we will confirm your status with our records. You do not need to provide a document.

If you rent, make sure the document displays the permit address.

  • Current signed lease
  • Bond receipt dated within the last three months
  • Utility invoice issued in the last three months
  • Current Healthcare, Pension, Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
  • Statutory declaration from the property owner confirming you are residing at the property

Proof you own or drive the vehicle

Make sure the document displays your name and your registration number.

  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Signed vehicle transfer document
  • Contract of sale
  • Current insurance document that lists you as a driver or the property as the garaged address

Step 4.Apply online

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By email

Step 1.Check your eligibility to receive parking permits

Use our interactive online map to check your eligibility for permits, how many you can have and where your permit boundaries are.

Check your eligibility

Or you can call our Customer Service team on 03 8290 1333 to confirm your eligibility.

Step 2.Read the terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions.

Submitting an application means you accept these conditions, and creates a legally binding agreement between you and the City of Stonnington.

Step 3.Prepare your documents

You need to provide one document to prove you are a resident, and one document for each Vehicle Specific Permit to confirm you own or drive the vehicle. We accept the below documents.

Proof you live in the City of Stonnington

If you are an owner/occupier, we will confirm your status with our records. You do not need to provide a document.

If you rent, make sure the document displays the permit address.

  • Current signed lease
  • Bond receipt dated within the last three months
  • Utility invoice issued in the last three months
  • Current Healthcare, Pension, Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
  • Statutory declaration from the property owner confirming you are residing at the property

Proof you own or drive the vehicle

Make sure the document displays your name and your registration number.

  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Signed vehicle transfer document
  • Contract of sale
  • Current insurance document that lists you as a driver or the property as the garaged address

Step 4.Submit your application

Download and complete the application form(PDF, 195KB).

Email your completed form and supporting documents to council@stonnington.vic.gov.au

By post

Step 1.Check your eligibility to receive parking permits

Use our interactive online map to check your eligibility for permits, how many you can have and where your permit boundaries are.

Check your eligibility

Or you can call our Customer Service team on 03 8290 1333 to confirm your eligibility.

Step 2.Read the terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions.

Submitting an application means you accept these conditions, and creates a legally binding agreement between you and the City of Stonnington.

Step 3.Prepare your documents

You need to provide one document to prove you are a resident, and one document for each Vehicle Specific Permit to confirm you own or drive the vehicle. We accept the below documents.

Proof you live in the City of Stonnington

If you are an owner/occupier, we will confirm your status with our records. You do not need to provide a document.

If you rent, make sure the document displays the permit address.

  • Current signed lease
  • Bond receipt dated within the last three months
  • Utility invoice issued in the last three months
  • Current Healthcare, Pension, Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
  • Statutory declaration from the property owner confirming you are residing at the property

Proof you own or drive the vehicle

Make sure the document displays your name and your registration number.

  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Signed vehicle transfer document
  • Contract of sale
  • Current insurance document that lists you as a driver or the property as the garaged address

Step 4.Send your application

Download and complete the application form(PDF, 195KB).

Print your completed form and supporting documents and mail them to:

City of Stonnington
PO Box 58
Malvern 3144

In person

Step 1.Check your eligibility to receive parking permits

Use our interactive online map to check your eligibility for permits, how many you can have and where your permit boundaries are.

Check your eligibility

Or you can call our Customer Service team on 03 8290 1333 to confirm your eligibility.

Step 2.Read the terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions.

Submitting an application means you accept these conditions, and creates a legally binding agreement between you and the City of Stonnington.

Step 3.Prepare your documents

You need to provide one document to prove you are a resident, and one document for each Vehicle Specific Permit to confirm you own or drive the vehicle. We accept the below documents.

Proof you live in the City of Stonnington

If you are an owner/occupier, we will confirm your status with our records. You do not need to provide a document.

If you rent, make sure the document displays the permit address.

  • Current signed lease
  • Bond receipt dated within the last three months
  • Utility invoice issued in the last three months
  • Current Healthcare, Pension, Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
  • Statutory declaration from the property owner confirming you are residing at the property

Proof you own or drive the vehicle

Make sure the document displays your name and your registration number.

  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Signed vehicle transfer document
  • Contract of sale
  • Current insurance document that lists you as a driver or the property as the garaged address

Step 4.Submit your application

Download and complete the application form(PDF, 195KB).

Print and submit your completed form and supporting documents at one of our Customer Service centres between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How many Resident Parking permits can I have?

The amount of permits you can have depends on your property. To check how many you are eligible for, search for your address on our interactive map below or call our Customer Service team on 03 8290 1333.

Check how many permits you can have

How much does a Resident Parking Permit cost?

The first two Resident Parking Permits are free. This can include either two Vehicle Specific permits, or one Vehicle Specific and one Variable. You cannot have two, free Variable permits.

There is a cost for additional Vehicle Specific or Variable permits.

  • Third permit: $104
  • Fourth permit: $117
  • Fifth permit: $156

What is the difference between a Vehicle Specific and Variable Parking Permit?

Vehicle Specific Permit

A Vehicle Specific Permit is linked to the registration of a specific vehicle, with the registration number displayed on the permit itself. When applying for a Vehicle Specific Permit, you must provide proof that you own the vehicle, or are the main driver.

Variable Permit

A Variable Permit does not contain any specific vehicle details. It can be used on a car or motorcycle that is parked near the property it’s issued to, in order to access that property. It cannot be used on commercial vehicles or for tradespeople.

More information

For more information, call 03 290 1333 or visit one of our Customer Service centres.

What happens if I get a new car, or my registration number changes?

If the registration for the car on your Vehicle Specific Permit changes, you'll need to let us know.

You’ll also need to provide a supporting document that links the new vehicle registration to your name. It's important that both your name and the registration number is visible on the document.

If the vehicle is registered in your name, please provide one of the following:

  • VicRoads or other state/territory road authority registration certificate
  • signed vehicle transfer document
  • contract of sale document
  • current insurance document.

If you are the primary driver but the vehicle is not registered in your name, please provide:

Current insurance document that lists your name as a driver.

If the vehicle is registered in a company name, please provide the following.

  • One of the above documents.
  • A signed letter from the company on an official letterhead. The letter must state that you are the primary driver of the vehicle and that it is garaged at the address on your permit.

Please send a copy of this document to council@stonnington.vic.gov.au or in person at one of our Customer Service centres.

We will then issue you a new permit to attach to your vehicle.

Can I have two Variable permits without a Vehicle Specific Permit?

No. For the first two free permits, you can have either:

  • two Vehicle Specific permits
  • one Vehicle Specific Permit and one Variable Permit.

How do I apply for another kind of parking permit?

Resident Parking Permits are only for people who live in the City of Stonnington, to access their homes. There are a range of other permits available for different uses:

Where are parking permits valid?

It is important you only use your Resident Parking Permit as outlined in the terms and conditions.

It is your responsibility to understand and follow the full terms and conditions.

When using your permit, make sure that:

  • the vehicle is parked within the permit boundary area, as close to your property as possible
  • people using the vehicle are living at or visiting the residence the permit is issued to
  • the permit is clearly displayed, either as a sticker on the bottom-left of the windscreen for Vehicle Specific Permits, or hanging on the rearview mirror for Variable Permits.

You cannot use resident parking permits for:

  • any business or commercial use
  • parking close to shops, public transport or any other residence, even if it's within your permit boundary area
  • parking around commercial buildings and shops
  • commercial vehicles made to carry loads over 1,200kg
  • unregistered vehicles
  • prime movers, trailers, boats or caravans
  • certain streets and areas, including:
    • primary or main roads (unless otherwise signed)
    • off-street car parks
    • ticketed parking areas
    • parking zones of 30 minutes or less
    • Clearways, No Stopping, Loading Zones, Truck Zones and where parking is signed as prohibited.

What happens if my permit is lost or damaged?

If you permit is damaged, faded or hard to read in any way, it could be invalid and must be replaced. Please return the old permit to us and we will issue you a new one. You can do this in person at a Customer Service Centre, or via mail to:

City of Stonnington
PO Box 58
Malvern VIC 3144

What you need to do if you lose a permit depends on whether it was a Vehicle Specific or Variable Permit.

If you lose your Vehicle Specific Permit, let us know at council@stonnington.vic.gov.au or on 03 8290 1333.

We will then cancel it and issue you a new one via mail.

To replace a Variable Permit, the permit holder will need to fill out a statutory declaration claiming it is lost, to help prevent permit misuse. For more information and to download a statutory declaration template, visit the Justice and Community Safety website.

Email or mail this form to Council, pay the lost Variable Permit fee ($104 pro-rata) and we will issue you with a new Variable Permit via mail.