Permits

Waverley Council offer various types of permits to its residents who live within the Residential Parking Scheme.

These permits include Residential, Annual Visitors, Short Term Visitors, Interim, Carers and Beach Parking Permits, and provide greater opportunity to park in some of Waverley's busiest areas.

The Residential Parking Scheme (RPS) operates in parts of Bondi Junction, Queens Park, Bondi Beach, Tamarama, Bronte and Charing Cross. To check eligibility, please follow the links for the permits below or phone our Customer Service Centre on 9369 8000.

Council recently completed a review of its parking permits to ensure parking in Waverley is equitable and in line with new Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) guidelines and legislation.

Please ensure you have read the Conditions of Use before submitting your permit application.

Please note: there have been changes to the identification that Council can accept as part of your Residential Parking Permit application. Click for more information.

Purchasing your permits

There are a number of ways you can submit your application form and payment for parking permits:

  1. In person

    Simply visit Council's Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.

    Parking permits can be purchased between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please ensure that your permit application form is complete and the relevant supporting documentation is provided.

    Our Customer Service staff will review your application and if all relevant documentation is in order, the permit and payment will be processed on the spot.
  2. By mail

    You may also submit your completed permit application form and the required supporting documentation via post to PO Box 9, Bondi Junction NSW 1355.

    On receipt of your application, a Customer Service Officer will contact you to confirm all required documentation has been received and to process credit card payment for the application. Once the application is approved and payment is made, the permit will be posted to the residential address listed on the application, usually within five working days.
  3. By email

    A completed permit application form and the relevant supporting documentation can also be emailed to parkingadmin@waverley.nsw.gov.au

    On receipt of your application, a Customer Service Officer will contact you to confirm all required documentation has been received and to process credit card payment for the application. Once the application is approved and payment is made, the permit will be posted to the residential address listed on the application, usually within five working days.

Online permits

Council is currently looking at implementing a new online permit purchasing and renewal system to make purchasing and renewing parking permits easier. The new system will mean eligible residents and permit holders will be able to lodge their applications for new or renewed parking permits online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This also means Council will maintain a secure permit database that will retain permit history and enable us to keep more accurate data on the number, type and use of permits, as required by RMS mandatory guidelines.

Residential Parking Permits

Only a resident can apply for a Residential Parking Permit, which entitles the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which their permit applies.

For more information, please visit the Resident Preferential Parking Scheme webpage.

Beach Parking Permits

A resident or ratepayer of the Waverley area can apply for a Beach Parking Permit which entitles the holder to unlimited parking in Queen Elizabeth Drive car park at Bondi Beach and Bronte Cutting car park at Bronte Beach only.

Non-residents and business owners can apply for a Beach Parking Permit, however this is at the full payment fee (outlined in the fees and charges).

For more information, please visit the Beach Parking Permits webpage.

Annual Visitors Parking Permit

Residents may apply for an Annual Visitors Parking Permit on behalf of visiting vehicles not registered in the name and address on the application form, such as hire or borrowed vehicles.

Annual Visitors Parking permits entitle the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which their permit applies.

Short Term Visitors Parking Permit

Residents may apply for Short Term Visitors Parking Permits on behalf of visiting vehicles not registered in the name and address on the application form, such as hire or borrowed vehicles.

Short Term Visitors Parking permits entitle the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which the permit applies.

Carers Parking Permit

Carers Parking Permits are a new permit designed to support members of our community who rely on a carer for support in their day-to-day life. It entitles the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which their permit applies.

If the resident is unable to apply on behalf of the carer for a permit, the carer may apply directly to Council and provide proof of employment from a registered organisation (eg. Centrelink, Mission Australia etc).

Interim Resident Parking Permit

Interim Resident Parking permits allow a resident time to transfer their registration details from one address to another. Permits are issued for a period of 30 days if transferring registration within NSW, or three months if transferring registration details interstate.

Interim Resident Parking permits entitle the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which the permit applies.

A resident can only apply for an Interim Resident Parking Permit once, and the permit can not be renewed.

Tradesperson Parking Permit

A Tradesperson Parking Permit is a newpermit designed to assist residents when they are having work completed at their property.

Residents may apply for a seven dayTradesperson Parking Permit on behalf of a trade vehicle that is not registered to the property.

Tradesperson Parking Permits entitle the permit holder to unrestricted parking where signs say 'Permit Holders Excepted' together with the Area to which the permit applies.

Daily Visitor Permits (Bronte only)

Daily Visitor Parking Permits are currently available in Bronte’s RPSAreas 42. These permits enable householders to provide daily parking tovisitors and guests in their relevant RPS area.

Each household can have up to a maximum of 30 permits, however this will be determined on the availability of parking in the relevant RPPS area.

Permits are available at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction, in packets of 10, costing a total of $20 per packet.

The Daily Visitor Permits will replace existing Bronte Visitor Permits, which were available for purchase at Bronte Cutting car park. This has been recommended to ensure compliance with the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Guidelines and Legislation.

Active Patrolling Surf Club Members

Active Patrolling Members of surf clubs within the Waverley local government area (LGA) who do not qualify for a Resident Beach Parking Permit may now be eligible to purchase a Beach Parking Permit for their vehicle. This permit will provide Active Patrolling Members with an opportunity to park free of charge in both beach car parks without time restrictions whilst on patrol, and is offered in recognition of the valuable work they do in helping to keep the public safe.

Application forms must be signed off by the Surf Life Saving Club Administrator or Office Manager, and applicants must provide proof of their Surf Club Membership status and their membership number.

More information

  • Phone our Customer Service Centre on 9083 8000
  • Visit us at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction
  • Email us