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Resident parking scheme

It's often difficult to find a parking space, even in your own street. Randwick City Council is working hard to improve parking for our residents and to increase the availability of on-street parking in the local area. An important part of this is the resident parking scheme.  We have been given the authority to operate this scheme from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

Did you know? Our resident parking scheme must comply with RMS Guidelines (pdf 956 kb).

Who is eligible for a resident parking permit?

Our resident parking scheme allows eligible residents to obtain a parking permit so they can park (without time limits) in their defined resident parking zone.

It's important to note that parking permits are only issued for vehicles that cannot be parked in the applicant's residence.

Randwick City Council cannot, unfortunately, issue resident parking permits to non-residents, even if they are a ratepayer or business owner within the City of Randwick.

How do I apply for a parking permit?

To apply for a Randwick resident parking permit you must:

Step 1: Prove that you live in a residential property in the area

By showing us any two of the following documents confirming your address:

  • Driver's licence
  • Utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity)
  • Residential lease agreement
  • Rental bond board receipt
  • Bank statement
  • Home contents insurance

Step 2: Prove your private use of the vehicle

By providing us with your vehicle registration papers (or some other proof of your legal connection to the vehicle).

If you are a resident who drives a business vehicle for private use you'll need to provide an additional written statement from your employer on company letterhead that confirms you use the vehicle for private use.

Resident parking permits cannot be issued to long or heavy vehicles (those greater than 4.5 tonnes or longer than 7.5M) or to a truck, bus, trailer (boats and caravans) or tractor.

Step 3: Complete the application and pay the permit fee

Download the Application for a Resident Parking Permit 2013-2014 (pdf 343 kb), complete it and then come to the Council with your documents for payment and processing.

How long do parking permits last?

Randwick City Council Resident Parking permits last for 12 months from the date of issue.

How much do parking permits cost?

The following non-refundable fees apply for parking permits:

  • First permit:   $55.50
  • Second permit: $55.50
  • Third permit:  $82.50

Senior applicants receive their first permit free of charge.

How many parking permits can I have?

The maximum number of parking permits allowed per residence is three. However if you have existing off-street parking available to you this number will be reduced.

What do you consider when reviewing my parking permit application?

Randwick City Council will review the number of garages, carports and other off-street parking spaces at the applicant's property. We will also assess whether the property can be reasonably modified to provide off-street parking facilities.

Number of off-street spaces available Number of vehicles at the residence  Maximum number of permits that could be issued
0 1 1
0 2 2
0 3 or more 3
1 1 0
1 2 1
1 3 or more 2
2 1 0
2 2 0
2 3 or more 1
3 Not eligible 0

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