Visitor/Tradesperson Parking permits

A temporary parking permit for non-residents

Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits are available for residents living in Resident Parking Scheme areas. They allow non-residents to park their vehicle beyond the signposted limit, free of charge, in areas that are signposted ‘Permit Holders Excepted’.

There are multiple Resident Parking Scheme Areas in Randwick Council. Parking permits are issued for a specific area and are valid only within the area shown on the permit.

The resident must be the applicant for the permit, with the permit given to the visitor or tradesperson to display on their vehicle.

Permits are issued to the specific registration number of the visitor or tradesperson. A Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit cannot be transferred amongst different visitors or tradespeople who may be visiting your address.

Permits are issued for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 3 months.

Download an application pack

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible for a Randwick City Council Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit, you must demonstrate that you live in a residential property in a Resident Parking Scheme area, provide the visitor/tradesperson's vehicle registration, car model and manufacturer, and provide proof that the vehicle is not registered at your address.

We are unable to issue a a Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit to non-residential addresses, such as businesses in our area.

A Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit 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.

Ineligible properties

Residents residing in new residential flat developments, or developments where significant alterations and additions were approved by Council on or after 14 June 2013 are not eligible to obtain a Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit.

Student housing and other forms of residential development such as boarding houses approved by Council on or after 14 June 2013 are also not eligible to obtain a Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit.

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, the details and registration of the vehicle and proof that the vehicle is not registered at your address.

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. The vehicle registration number and details of the vehicle

A Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit is issued to the specific registration number of the visitor or trades person.

A Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit cannot be transferred amongst different visitors or tradespeople who may be visiting your address.

3. Proof that the vehicle is not registered at your address

To prove that the vehicle is not registered at your address you must provide one of the following documents:

  • The current vehicle registration papers; or
  • A letter or quote/contract on company letterhead from a licensed tradesperson that includes the address where work will be carried out and the vehicle registration number and duration of stay.

How to apply

You can apply for a Resident Parking Permit:

  • In person: Print and complete an Application Pack PDF, 413.86 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, 413.86 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.
  • By post: Print and complete an Application Pack PDF, 413.86 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.

Fees and charges

The following non-refundable fees currently apply for Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits:

Permit typePrice (GST exempt)
Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits$32.00 per month.

Permits are issued for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 3 months.

Important things to know

How long do parking permits last?

Permits are valid for between one (1) and three (3) months, depending on the fee paid upon application. Upon expiry of the permit, a new application form must be completed.

Is the permit transferable?

No. A Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permit is issued to a single vehicle registration only. The permit is only valid for the vehicle registration shown on the permit.

How many Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits can I have?

A maximum of two (2) concurrent Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits can be issued to a single residential property at any one time.

Eligibility is not impacted by the number of Resident Parking Permits issued to a property. Holding a Visitor/Tradesperson Parking Permits does not impact a resident’s entitlements for a Resident Parking Permit.

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