Parking permits

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).

Our resident parking scheme allows eligible residents to obtain a parking permit so they can park (without time limits) in defined parking zones, within a distinct area.

Did you know? Under NSW legislation our resident parking scheme must comply with the RMS Guidelines.

Who is eligible for a resident parking permit?

To be eligible for a permit you have to prove that you live at your address, prove your legal connection to the car and pay the defined fee.  

It's important to note that parking permits are only issued for vehicles that cannot be parked on the resident's property.  Also, we are unable to 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 a 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 7.5 metres) or to a truck, bus, trailer (boats and caravans) or to a tractor.

Step 3: Complete the application and pay the permit fee

Download the Application for a Resident Parking Permit  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 currently apply for parking permits:

  • First permit:        $58.00
  • Second permit:   $58.00
  • Third permit:       $86.00
Senior applicants receive their first permit free of charge.

The fees for the Resident Parking Permits are intended to cover a proportion of the cost of production of the Resident Parking Permits, the cost of erecting and maintaining street side parking signage as well as covering a proportion of the administrative costs required to manage the Scheme.  In accordance with Section 608 of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council may charge for any services it provides and in relation to Resident Parking Permits the fees applicable are reviewed and adopted annually by Council. 

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.

Number of off-street spaces available
(eg garage space, carport etc)
Number of vehicles at the residence Maximum number of permits
that can 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 or more  Not eligible  

What does the Council 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.
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