Resident Parking permits

About our resident parking scheme

It's often difficult to find a parking space, even in your own street. Council is working hard to improve parking for our residents and to increase the availability of on-street parking in the local area.

Resident Parking Schemes operate in parts of Randwick City; residents who live within the boundaries of a Resident Parking area can make use of the scheme by applying for a permit.

A Resident Parking Permit allows you to park free of charge, for an unlimited time, in the parking zone designated on the permit, in areas that are signposted ‘Permit Holders Excepted’.

Download an application pack

Parking permit areas map

For mobile users please visit our full screen parking permit map for a better experience.

Disclaimer: While this map can give an indication of entitlement, please contact Council for final advice.

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible for a Randwick City Council Resident Parking Permit, you must demonstrate that you live in a residential property in a Resident Parking Scheme area, and prove your ownership or private use of the vehicle you’re seeking the permit for.

Parking permits are only issued for vehicles where off street parking is not available. We are unable to issue Resident Parking Permits to non-residents (even if you are a ratepayer or business owner in our area); however, for guests visiting residents, we offer a temporary Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit.

Resident Parking Permits cannot be issued to long or heavy vehicles (from 7.5 metres in length and longer; and from 4.5 tonnes, and heavier), trucks, buses, tractors and trailers.

The maximum number of parking permits issued per household is two. The number of permits a household may be entitled to is limited by the number of off-street parking spaces available and the number of cars registered to that address.

Properties approved by Council after 14 June 2013 may not be eligible – check your development consent or contact us for more information.

To be eligible for a 2 year permit, you must be an owner occupier and the applicant's name must appear on the title of the property.

Resident Parking Scheme Areas

Randwick City Council operates a number of Resident Parking Scheme Areas across the city. You are only able to obtain a permit for the area you currently live in; it is only valid for use within the designated Resident Parking Scheme Area shown on the permit.

To see if you property falls within a Resident Parking Scheme Areas, enter your address into the Resident Parking Permit Areas Map.

What you’ll need

In order for us to successfully process your application, you will need to provide proof that you live in an eligible property, proof that you are connected with the vehicle and (if relevant) proof that the car cannot be parked in other off-street parking space(s).

1. Proof you live in an eligible property

You must provide two of the following documents:

  • Current driver’s licence (with current residential address)
  • Current vehicle registration papers
  • Tenancy document in your name
  • Your name of the electoral roll
  • Utility bill (gas or electricity. Sydney Water not accepted)
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Home/contents insurance
  • Rental bond board receipt.

2. Proof you are connected with the vehicle

  • If the vehicle is in your name: You must provide us with the current vehicle registration papers.
  • If the vehicle is not registered in your name: You must provide the current registration papers; and a letter from the vehicle owner that confirms you use the vehicle; and it is normally parked at your home address; and the registration number of the vehicle and the vehicle details (make, model and type of vehicle).
  • If the vehicle is owned by your employer: You must provide a written statement from your employer on company letterhead that includes the businesses’ ABN that confirms you use the vehicle; and it is normally parked at your home address; and the registration number of the vehicle and the vehicle details (make, model and type of vehicle).

3. Proof the car cannot be parked in any other off-street parking space(s) – if applicable

You need to prove that the car cannot be parked in any existing off-street parking spaces by providing the registration papers for the other vehicle(s) at your home address.

How to apply

You can apply for a Resident Parking Permit:

  • In person: Print and complete an Application Pack PDF, 373.81 KB and visit Council’s Customer Service Centre (30 Frances Street, Randwick) with all required documentation. Our Customer Service Centre is open from 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. If approved, payment will be collected at the time of application (via cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card).
  • By email: Email a scanned version of a completed (and signed) Application Pack PDF, 373.81 KB to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au and include all required documentation (JP certified copies are not necessary). Once your application has been approved you will be contacted by a Council officer for payment.  Assessment of your application can take up to ten business days.
  • By post: Print and complete an Application Pack PDF, 373.81 KB and post it, along with all required documentation (JP certified copies are not necessary), to:

    Randwick City Council
    30 Frances Street
    Randwick NSW 2031


    Do not submit original documents, they will not be returned. Once your application has been approved you will be contacted by a Council officer for payment.  Assessment of your application can take up to ten business days.

Fees and charges

The following non-refundable fees currently apply for parking permits:

Permit number1 year2 years
1st permit$48.50$97.00
(available to owner occupiers only)
2nd permit$125.00$250.00
(available to owner occupiers only)
3rd permit
(Valid only to existing 3rd resident permit holders as at 2018/19)
$216.50N/A
Pensioner - 1st permit per householdExemptExempt
Replacement or Transfer of Permit (lost or damaged) $21.50$21.50

Applicants who have a Pensioner Concession Card receive their first permit free of charge.

2 year permits are only available to owner occupiers (the permit applicant's name must appear on the title of the property).

Important things to know

How long do parking permits last?

Randwick City Council offer Resident Parking Permits that last for 1 year (12 months) or 2 years (24 months) from the date of issue.

To be eligible for a 2 year permit you must be an owner occupier and the applicant's name must appear on the title of the property.

How many parking permits can I have?

The maximum number of parking permits issued per household is two. The number of permits a household may be entitled to is limited by the number of off-street parking spaces available and the number of cars registered to that address.

Number of off-street spaces availableNumber of vehicles at the residenceMaximum number of permits that can be issued
011
02 or more2
110
121
13 or more2
210
220
23 or more1
3 or more

You are not eligible for a Resident Parking Permit

What does the Council consider when reviewing my parking permit application?

The number of permits a household may be entitled to is limited by the number of off-street parking spaces available and the number of cars registered to that address. 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.

Permits will not be issued where the resident has made off-street parking unavailable due to a change of use (i.e. using a garage for storage), granted usage to a third party or where the vehicle is too large to fit into the off-street space.

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