Residential parking permits

If your street is in a time restricted parking area of over an hour, you maybe be able to apply for a residential parking permit.

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Types of permits

There are 5 types of residential parking permits.

Residential parking permit

These are yearly permits that can be used for any vehicle belonging to a household. They can be used for parking in your street/nearest intersecting streets. A maximum of two residential permits per eligible household are available. If your household does not have off-street parking or located in the south eastern area of Glen Eira (in the ‘bus’ transport precinct), you may be eligible for an additional permit.

Visitor parking permits

These are single-use passes that households can provide to their visitors to use for parking in their street/nearest intersecting streets. A book of 100 single-use visitor permits is available

Visiting tradesperson parking permits

These are single-use passes that households can provide to visiting tradespersons to use for parking in the street/nearest intersecting street. A book of 10 single-use tradesperson parking permits is available

Group parking permit

These are temporary passes that households can provide to guests for an occasion, valid for two days and one night (a maximum of 48 hours) and able to be used in a households’ street and nearest intersecting streets.

Please note: a maximum of ten 10 group parking permits can be issued to a property at any one time. A maximum of five group parking permit applications can be made per property per calendar year.

Carers permit

These are available to households that require a visiting carer. They are issued to a household, for a resident to provide to any vehicle used by a visiting carer.
To be eligible for a carers permit, a household must provide a copy of a carer card or companion card or appropriate documents from a government health body or medical professional indicating a need for long-term health care.

Carers permits are valid for one year and are free of charge. A maximum of two carers permits per household are available.

How to apply

Residential, visitor, visiting tradesperson and carers permits are currently free. From 1 July 2022 a $100 charge for a second residential permit will apply (concessions available).

Can you apply for a permit?

You can apply for a permit if you:

  • live in a residential property in the City of Glen Eira
  • have parking restrictions outside your home
  • provide proof you live in the property.

You cannot apply if you live in a:

  • Property on our excluded property list.
  • Property constructed on or after 17 March 2020 and the number of dwellings on the site increased by more than 1.
  • Commercial or mixed-use, such as an apartment above a shop.

We do not provide permits for commercial properties, declared arterial roads, off-street car parks, ticketed parking areas or parking zones of 1 hour or less.

What you need

Before applying read our Residential Parking Permit System Policy.

With your application include one of the following:

  • a valid driver’s licence with your name and residential address
  • any connected gas or power service in your name, or an email/letter acknowledging the account set-up
  • a current signed tenancy agreement or bond lodgement receipt.

You cannot use: a Council rate notice; water rates notice; or contract of sale.

Apply for a residential, visitor, tradesperson permit

Apply for a group permit

Apply for a carers permit

When we receive your application, we will assess it. If it is successful we will mail out your permit in 5 to 10 days. Or we may request further information or refuse an application.

Number of permits allowed per household

The number of permits available to eligible households varies based on access to public transport as determined by Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy precincts. See our Residential Parking Permit System Policy.

Parking Permits Precinct Number of permits

Tram precinct

2 residential permits

100 single-use visitor permits (a book)

10 single-use tradesperson permits (a book)

10 group parking permits (only 5 times per calendar year)

Train precinct

2 residential permits

100 single-use visitor permits (a book)

10 single-use tradesperson permits (a book)

10 group parking permits (only 5 times per calendar year)
Tram and train precinct

2 residential permits

100 single-use visitor permits (a book)

10 single-use tradesperson permits (a book)

10 group parking permits (only 5 times per calendar year)
Bus precinct (Bentleigh East)

3 residential permits

100 single-use visitor permits (a book)

10 single-use tradesperson permits (a book)

10 group parking permits (only 5 times per calendar year)

Note: if you don’t have off street parking, you may be eligible for an additional residential permit, upon application. 

Current permit holders

If you currently have a residential or visitor parking permit, your permits remain valid until 1 July 2022. You do not need to renew or reapply for your permit/s before then unless you have lost a permit or changed address. If this applies to you, contact parkingpermits@gleneira.vic.gov.au or call our Parking and Safety team on 9524 3333.

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