Resident parking permits

We did not enforce timed parking restrictions while stage 4 restrictions were in place.

With the easing of restrictions, we will begin enforcing timed restrictions from 23 November 2020.

We are now using an electronic permits system, or ePermits, for resident parking permits.


Who can apply

If you live in a street with timed parking restrictions, such as a 2-hour parking limit, your household may be eligible for a parking permit.

  • If you live in a property which has not been subdivided after 31 August 2011 you are generally eligible for a resident parking permit.
  • If you live in a property which has been subdivided after 31 August 2011 you are generally not eligible for resident and visitor parking permits. This includes newer townhouses and apartments.
  • Resident parking permits allow you to park all-day in your street.

This is due to the Parking Management Policy adopted by Council in 2011, which sought to provide protection for existing residents in older properties who rely on on-street parking. Find out more about our parking policy.

Check if your property is eligible for a resident parking permit

Check if you are eligible for a parking permit by typing in your property address. This search function checks whether your property was or was not subdivided after August 2011.

This search result is an indication only.  If you suspect your result is incorrect, please contact Council on 9240 1111.  

Search now to see if your property is eligible


How do I apply for a resident parking permit?

You will need to apply for an electronic permit, or an ePermit. An ePermit will be linked to your vehicle’s registration number.

You can apply for a resident parking ePermit online. If you do not already have a PayStay account, follow the instructions to 'sign up'.

To apply for an ePermit you will need the following:

  • An email address
  • A credit card (VISA or Mastercard)
  • 1 proof of residency document (rates or tenancy agreement, current drivers licence, utility bill [not a mobile phone bill], Statutory Declaration)
  • Where can I park with a resident parking permit?

    With a resident parking permit you can park all-day in timed parking in your street except for restrictions below 30 minutes and prohibited areas such as ‘no stopping’ and ‘loading zones’. This permit also allows you to park in resident permit zones, if applicable on your street. 

    If you live on a corner property, a permit can be issued for either the front street or side street. If you have 2 permits, both permits must be issued to the same street.

    A permit does not guarantee there will be a parking space available in your street.

    A permit is only valid for the street of issue on your parking permit and in your application form.

  • How many resident parking permits can I apply for?

    You can have either 1 or 2 resident parking permits depending on your property.

    If your property has a driveway crossover, you can only get 1 resident parking permit.

    If your property does not have a driveway crossover, you can get 2 resident parking permits.

    A driveway crossover is an access point where cars can travel from a road, usually across a nature strip and/or footpath, to a property. If you have a private driveway, it usually indicates you have a driveway crossover.

    Properties with more than one driveway crossover are not eligible for any resident parking permits.

    If you are unsure whether you have a driveway crossover or not, please call us.

  • How much do resident parking permits cost?
    • The first resident parking permit costs:

    $42.45 Full fee

    $21.23 Concession

    • The second resident parking permit costs:

    $120.00 Full fee

    $60.25 Concession

    To apply for a concession, you need to have a Centrelink card such as a Pensioner or Health Care Card or a Department of Veterans Affairs card.

  • When can I expect to receive my resident parking ePermit? 

    Resident Parking ePermits are linked to your vehicle’s registration number. Our officers will see your valid resident parking permit when they enter your vehicle registration number into our system.

    Your Resident Parking ePermit becomes valid and active as soon as it is processed and granted by the Business Support Team.

    You do not need to display your permit on your dashboard to park in time restricted areas.

    Please apply for your permit before the date that you need it.

  • When do resident parking ePermits expire and how do I renew?

    All resident parking permits expire on the 30 November each year. You will need to renew your permit each year by this date if you want to keep using it.

    ePermit holders will receive a renewal notice by email 14 days prior to the expiry date. You can follow the link to renew your ePermit online.

    If you do not have an email address, you will receive your ePermit renewal by post 30 days before the expiry date. You can follow the instructions in the renewal notice to renew your ePermit.

    You cannot use an expired permit to park. Make sure you have renewed your permit in order to avoid a fine.

Parking changes delayed until COVID-19 pandemic ends

Moreland Council's implementation of the new planned parking restrictions in some areas of Moreland has been delayed until after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

We will contact residents and businesses in the affected areas when more information is available.