Parking restrictions in your street

About parking restrictions

Parking restrictions are designed to protect residential parking, assist businesses with parking turnover and improve access to parking for all motorists.

Parking restrictions can be introduced or changed to improve access to on-street parking for a particular group of users, such as residents in a residential street.

How do I request a change to parking conditions in my street?

To request changes to parking conditions in your street, please complete the Request for Parking Restriction Changes(PDF, 50KB) form.

Community support is required before any changes can be considered. This can be demonstrated by obtaining signatures from at least four neighbours/businesses on the Change Request form. Please also ensure you submit all supporting documentation with the form.

You can submit the form by:

 Post City of Stonnington
PO Box 58
Malvern 3144
In person 

Deliver to one of our Customer Services Centres

What happens after I submit my request?

Your request will be assessed by a traffic engineer and may include investigation by an independent expert.

If the assessment indicates parking restrictions are warranted, a proposal will be prepared and distributed to all impacted residents in the street for feedback.

For more information, view the Procedure for Consultation and Assessment of Results(PDF, 435KB) .

How is the decision made?

Community feedback on the proposed changes helps Council make an informed decision on the final outcome.

In most instances, if more than 60 per cent of respondents are in favour of the proposed change it will proceed. If less than 50 per cent of respondents are in favour, the proposed change will not proceed.

If there is more than one option being considered, the most popular option will proceed.

If there is low community interest in the proposal and a low response rate, the proposal may not proceed.

If I disagree with the outcome, can it be reviewed?

The outcome of a consultation can be reviewed after 12 months. This is to ensure the community has time to adjust to the new or changed restrictions before another investigation takes place.  

What types of restrictions are available?

Time-limited parking restrictions

This restriction limits parking for one or two hours, discouraging non-local drivers from parking in residential streets for long periods.

Occasionally three and four hour time limits will be applied in certain streets, however this often results in vehicles overstaying the time limit, or moving cars to park for longer.

Resident parking permits provide an exemption to these time-limited parking restrictions.

Permit Zone restrictions

This restriction only allows vehicles that are displaying a valid permit to park.

Short-term time-limited parking restrictions (<1 hour)

This restriction limits parking for either 5, 10, 15 or 30-MINUTE parking. This is to assist with pick-up and drop-off parking or other short-term parking requirements. Parking permits DO NOT exempt vehicles from these time limits.

No Stopping restrictions

This restriction does not allow vehicles to stop. This can be useful in narrow streets where parking on both sides of the street can block access. Residents may wish to formalise parking on one side of the street only, if access issues are ongoing. 

No Parking restrictions 

This restriction allows a vehicle to stop for 2 minutes to pick-up/drop-off goods or passengers. The driver must remain within 3m of the vehicle. This can be useful at schools, medical facilities or other venues where passengers are frequently dropped off.

No Parking restrictions are also used in some streets to keep a particular side of the street clear for street sweeping. This is signed on a particular day of the week for a one-hour period (usually between 9am and midday) to align with street sweeper routes in the area. 

Who is exempt from restrictions?

Vehicles displaying a permit are exempt from >1 HOUR time-limited restrictions in front of residential properties, and PERMIT ZONE parking restrictions, in residential streets.

Eligible households can apply for two free permits.  

Check your eligibility