Residential Parking Permits

Resident Parking Schemes operate in different parts of Waverley. Residents who live within one of the zones may be eligible for a Residential Parking Permit so they can park free of charge, for an unlimited time, in the zone designated on the permit.

In April 2018 Council consulted widely with the community over a proposal to radically overhaul Waverley’s Parking Permits and Fees. See the Current Projects page for the full list of changes.

Please Note:

  • Parking permits discount applies to hybrid / low emission vehicles with a CO2 emission no higher than 150 grams/kilometre (g/km) in the ‘combined’ driving cycle. Please check if your vehicle is eligible for discounted parking permits and visit Green Vehicle Guide for more information.
  • There have been changes to the identification that Council can accept as part of your Residential Parking Permit application. Click for more information.
Who is eligible for a Residential Parking Permit?

Residents who live within the boundaries of a residential parking zone may be eligible for a permit.

Permits can only be issued to sedans, utilities, panel vans, station wagons, motor bikes or lorries with a gross vehicle weight of less than 4.5 tonnes.

Permits cannot be issued to non-residents even if they operate a business in the Waverley area or are a Waverley Council ratepayer.

What types of permits are available?

Two residential parking permits are available for RPS zones – Residential Parking Permits and Interim Residential Parking Permits.

How long are the permits valid for?

Permits are valid for 6 or 12 months from the date of purchase. Permit holders should renew their permit by submitting an application form and supporting documentation prior to the expiry of their current permit.

Interim Residential Parking Permits are granted only to enable residents time to update their vehicle registration to their current address and are only available once per registration. There are two types of Interim Residential Parking Permits:

  • 30 Day Permits will be granted to residents who are updating their NSW Registration address
  • 3 Month Permits will be granted to residents who are transferring their registration from interstate

How many permits are eligible residents entitled to?

The number of permits a household may be entitled to is limited by the number of off-street parking spaces available (i.e. garage, carport, car space on property etc) and the number of cars registered to that address. A maximum of 3 permits may be held by a household or boarding residence at any time, as per current Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) guidelines.

Number off-street Parking spaces at property Permits allowed Number of cars you own
0 3 1st permit- Free
2nd permit- Fee applies
3rd permit- Fee applies
1 2 1st permit- Fee applies
2nd permit- Fee applies
2 1 1st permit- Fee applies
3 n/a n/a

How much do the permits cost?

Fees apply for the issue of most Residential and Interim Residential Parking Permits. From 1 July 2018 the first Residential Parking Permit where there is no car space is free of charge. Current fees are listed on the relevant application form.

What documentation do I need to supply?

Residential Parking Permits

You will need to complete a Parking Permit application form and present documentation for both categories A and B below, and pay the relevant fee.

Where you are applying for more than one Residential Parking Permit, you will need to provide the following documentation for each vehicle.

Residential Parking Permits A

  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and vehicle registration papers showing the name and address of the applicant
  • or if a company vehicle, a copy of the vehicle registration papers and a letter from the company stating that you have sole use of the vehicle and that it is normally parked at this address.

B

  • Current NSW Drivers Licence showing the above address
  • and one of the following proofs of residence at this address (documents must be current):
    • Current residential lease agreement or letter from real estate agent
    • Rates notice
    • Electoral roll registration

Interim Residential Parking Permits

You need to complete a Parking Permit application form, present documentation for category A below, and pay the relevant fee.

Where you are applying for more than one Interim Residential Parking Permit, you will need to provide the following documentation for each vehicle.Interim Residential Parking Permits A

  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and vehicle registration papers showing the name and address of the applicant
  • and one of the following proofs of residence status at this address:
    • Current residential lease agreement or letter from real estate agent
    • Rates notice
    • Electoral roll registration

How do I submit my application?

In person: Applications may be submitted in person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring St, Bondi Junction between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Please bring your completed application form with the relevant supporting documentation and required payment. The permit will then be issued immediately.

Email: a Council officer will email a link for online payment by credit card.