Finding a parking space can sometimes be difficult - even in your own street.
Randwick City Council is working to improve parking for residents, and to increase the availability of on-street parking in some local areas, by operating its residents' parking scheme which is based on neighbourhood areas.
Benefits of the parking scheme
The Council operates its resident parking scheme, under NSW legislation, so that an on-street parking priority is available to those residents who cannot park on their own property.
The resident parking scheme allows eligible residents to obtain a parking permit so that they may park, without time limits, in a resident parking zone, in their defined area.
Resident parking zones are identified by time limit signs saying either:
- "Authorised residents' vehicles excepted", or
- "Permit holders excepted".
Applying for a permit
To apply for a residents' parking permit you must fill out the Application for a Resident Parking Permit (pdf 115 kb) and pay the relevant fee.
You must prove you live at a residential property in the area by showing any TWO of the following:
- Vehicle registration papers
- Driver's licence
- Utility account (eg gas)
- Residential lease agreement
- Rental bond board receipt
- Bank statement
- Home contents insurance
You must also prove your legal connection with the vehicle by producing the vehicle's registration papers showing that it is registered to you.
The Council cannot issue a residents' parking permit to a non-resident, even if they are a ratepayer of the City of Randwick or if they run a business in the City.
Parking permits will be issued for twelve months only from the date of issue.
Number of parking permits per residence
A major objective of the resident parking scheme is to improve the amenity for those residents who do not have access to an off-street parking space.
The Council actively encourages those residents who already have off-street parking spaces to use those spaces. Accordingly, resident parking permits will only be issued for vehicles which cannot be parked on the applicant's property.
The maximum number of permits per dwelling is three. This number will be reduced for every off-street parking space available at your residence.
When deciding a permit application The Council will consider all:
- carports, and
- other off-street parking spaces at a residence.
Also, if the residence can be reasonably modified to provide any off-street parking spaces, these will be considered too.
For example, if you have three cars and one off-street parking space, we would only issue you with a maximum of two permits. (A maximum of three vehicles is considered per residence.) See the table below for clarification:
|Number of off-street spaces available||Number of vehicles at the residence||Maximum number of permits that could be issued|
|0||3 or more||3|
|1||3 or more||2|
|2||3 or more||1|
Residents with a business vehicle which is also available for their private use can apply for a parking permit. You will need to obtain a written statement from your employer, on company letterhead, that confirms you also use the vehicle privately.
(The first permit for pensioner applicants is free of charge. Fees for any additional permits are unchanged)
Fees are not refundable once the parking permit is issued.
Charges cover only certain administrative costs, installation and maintenance of signage and the cost of enforcing the scheme.