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Resident Visitor Parking Permits

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Resident Visitor Parking Permits may be obtained by permanent residents who live within Resident Parking Areas of the Woollahra Council area. Permits may be purchased in lots of five (total cost $13.35), ten (total cost $25.70) or twenty five (total cost $62.50). Resident Visitor Parking Permits exempt the bearer from time limits and/or meter parking fees for one day only in the parking area written on the front of the Permit, where parking is sign posted "Permit Holders Excepted". Each residential property within Resident Parking Areas is entitled to 25 Visitor Parking Permits per year. The permits may be utilised by the resident's family, friends and tradespeople.

How to request Permits

An application form for Resident Visitor Parking Permits (PDF) must be submitted to Council. The request for Resident Visitor Parking Permits must be accompanied by current identifications registered to your current residential address.

  • If the property is leased, a copy of your Residential Tenancy Lease which shows a minimum lease period of six months plus any one of the current proof of residential status documents below; OR
  • If the property is owned, any two of the current proof of residential status documents below:
    • Driver's Licence
    • Bank statement
    • Electricity/Gas account
    • Telephone account
    • Home and Contents Insurance
    • Vehicle Registration Papers
    • Council Rates Notice (owner residents only)

Eligibility

The use of Visitor Parking Permits is subject to the following conditions:

  • Residents of the Woollahra Council Municipality that live in a Residential Parking Area Scheme are eligible for Visitor Parking Permits.
  • Businesses, non-resident owners, short stay residents and hotel guests are not entitled to Visitor Parking Permits.
  • Each residential property is eligible to a maximum of twenty five (25) one-day single-use Visitor Parking Permits per financial year.
  • Permits may be purchased in lots of five (total cost $13.35), ten (total cost $25.70) or twenty five (total cost $62.50).
  • Where residents are living within a “share house” arrangement, the property is still only eligible to a maximum of ten Visitor Parking Permits and their distribution must be managed amongst the share house residents.
  • Council will not issue a renewal notice. If you are applying for your second allocation of five permits, then you will only need to supply one form of proof of residency and the applicant must be the same.
  • Residents will only be issued with Visitor Parking Permits for the Residential Parking Area in which they live.
  • Where the resident is renting the property, an application for Visitor Parking Permits must be accompanied by the Residential Tenancy Lease which shows a minimum lease period of six months.
  • If a rates notice is provided, it must have the same mailing address as the property which is being applied for.

Conditions of Use

The use of Visitor Parking Permits is subject to the following conditions:

  • The Visitor Parking Permit exempts the bearer from the time limits and/or meter parking fees for one day only in the parking area written on the front of the Permit, where parking is signposted, "Permit Holders Excepted".
  • The management of the Permits is up to the individual resident and may be utilised by the residents' visitors, guests, tradespeople or carers.
  • The Permit is not valid for use on a caravan, box trailer, boat trailer or any vehicle which exceeds 3 tonnes.
  • Permits must be displayed on the inside left-hand side of your vehicle's dashboard so that it is visible to an authorised officer. Motorcycles and scooters are required to display permits in a visible location.
  • The Permit is valid only if one date, month and year has been scratched off (i.e. the day of use). Unscratched Permits are not valid.
  • Misuse of a Permit is an offence. Permits are not transferable and remain the property of Council.

There will be no refunds or replacements issued for unused Visitor Parking Permits or Permits which have been incorrectly or mistakenly scratched.

A visitor permit obtained through a dishonest act of deception may be considered fraud under Section 192E of the Crimes Act, which can carry a penalty of up to $11,000 for individuals in the Local Court.

Further information

Further information on Resident Visitor Parking Permits is available from Woollahra Council's Customer Service Centre at 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay or telephone 9391 7000.

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