Parking permit applications

You may be eligible for a permit that legally allows you to park outside signposted restrictions if you live in an area with time restricted parking. See our Resident Parking Schemes (RPS) offer for designated areas.

2023/24 Resident parking permit renewals

2022/23 parking permits are due to expire on 30 September 2023. Residents with 2022/23 parking permits will receive a renewal letter in coming weeks with instructions on extending parking permits for 2023/24.

Visit our Customer Service Centres in Eastgardens or Rockdale if you have changed your mailing address, or do not receive your renewal letter by 12 September 2023.

Resident Parking Permits

Residents and visitors with an eligible Resident Parking Permit (RPP) are excluded from signposted time-limits where parking spaces are designated 'Permit Holders Excepted'.

RPPs do not exempt the vehicle from general road rules and signs such as ‘No Parking’ and does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.

RPPs are issued annually to eligible residents living in a designated RPS zone only, and expire on 30 September each year.

Visitor Parking Permits (VPP) can be issued to visitors like tradespeople or carers who need access to your address. VPPs are only valid for 24 hours and can be bought in packs of 10 with a maximum of five packets issued each year.

Visit our Customer Service Centre staff at Eastgardens or Rockdale to purchase a VPP pack. Permit lodgements are accepted up to 30 minutes before close of business (subject to change).

You do not require an RPP if you hold a current NSW Mobility Parking Scheme Permit or an Australian Disability Parking Permit.

Parking zones

Use our online mapping system to confirm:

  • If you live in a resident parking area
  • Which RPS zone applies to you
  • Which streets apply to your RPS zone
  • Where you are allowed to park. 

You will need to accept the online map terms and conditions, then select the parking scheme filter on the left-hand-side.


You are eligible for an RPP if:

  • Live in a property in a designated RPS and have one or fewer off-street parking spaces
  • Have a current vehicle registration certificate, or  letter on company letterhead from your employer advising you use the vehicle, and address where the car will be parked 
  • Own a vehicle that is not a truck, bus, tram, tractor or trailer (boat or caravan).

You are ineligible for an RPP if you live in a:

  • Property that is not located in a designated RPS
  • Commercial property or a hotel
  • Residential flat building, dual occupancy or other development that was constructed in Botany or Mascot after January 2013
  • Boarding house that obtained Development Application Approval after 1 June 2016
  • Residential flat buildings, dual occupancies and dwelling house developments in Arncliffe, Dolls Point, Kogarah West, Rockdale, or Wolli Creek that were not a part of the scheme before September 2016.

Off-street parking

You must use any off-street parking if it is accessible to your property.

Off-street parking is considered available for your property when it can accommodate a medium-sized passenger vehicle, and measures at least 2.6m wide and 5.4m long. 

Bayside Council will also determine if an RPP will be issued based on available onsite parking by assessing:

  • Vehicle accessibility to the space
  • Existence of a driveway
  • Presence of a carport, garage structure, garage or roller doors
  • Evidence the space is used for parking
  • Any approved or registered plans.

Residents are required to disclose how many onsite parking spaces are available at the address on their RPP application form.

Permit eligibility criteria

Parking spaces on property Eligibility
0 Maximum 2 permits issued
1 1 permit issued - if you own more than one vehicle
0 permit issued - if you own one vehicle
2 or more 0 permit issued

Ineligible RPP applications may still be approved if there are exceptional circumstances, as individually assessed on merit.

Having more vehicles than can be accommodated within the eligibility criteria is not considered exceptional circumstances.

A maximum of one permit per bedroom may be issued if you reside in an eligible boarding house that does not have onsite parking.

Fees and Charges

See our 2023/24 Fees and Charges to see all permit fees, including for residents with a valid pensioner or concession card, exceptional circumstances (conditions apply) and reprint of permit.

To be eligible for a pensioner discount on permits, you must:

  • Hold a blue Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
  • Hold a gold Total Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) card
  • Hold a gold Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA) card
  • Be a war widow or widower, or a dependent partner who has a blue PCC.

All other types of cards like, seniors cards, or health cards are not eligible.

Application process

Ensure you review RPP eligibility and criteria before purchasing a new permit or renewing an existing permit.

Download and print the Resident Parking Permit Application form, and send the completed form with supporting documents by: 


Post: PO Box 21 Rockdale NSW 2216

Visit: Customer Service Centres

Apply for a Parking Permit