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Are you eligible for residential parking permits?

If you live or lease in Bayside and have parking restrictions on your street (e.g. 1, 2 or 4 hour), you can apply for residential parking permits.

Common questions about eligibility

I lease property in Bayside, am I still entitled?

  • Yes, you just need to provide a copy of your rental agreement or driver’s license that shows your Bayside address.

I only have 1 car, can I use my additional residential permits for visitors?

  • No, you cannot use residential permits for visitors as they are allocated to specific vehicles. You must purchase a visitor permit.

I have a company car, can I still get a permit?

  • Yes, we just need a statement from management on company letterhead that the car is kept at your Bayside address. Please include the Bayside address, vehicle registration number and manager/director name.

I have a loan car, how do I get a permit?

  • You are still eligible for a temporary residential parking permit. Please submit the form below along with proof of registration and the dates you will have the car and we will issue you a permit for that period.

Temporary residential parking permit (PDF, 151.76KB)

Temporary residential parking permit (DOCX, 128.71KB)

You can send the form to PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191 or deliver to 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham VIC 3191.

You are not eligible if you

  • Occupy a property located in commercial and industrial areas
  • Live above a business in a shop-top dwelling
  • Live in multi-unit property

Multi-unit properties are:

  • Three or more dwellings if occupied on or after 1 July 2007.
  • Residential buildings occupied before 1 July 2007 where a subdivision has created 3 or more dwellings on the lot.

I'm eligible, what next?

Eligible residents have the following options:

Option 1

Four free resident parking permits:

  • Additional resident parking permits can be purchased for a fee. These permits are valid for 3 years.
  • Visitor parking permits are not available.

Option 2

Three free resident parking permits, plus one visitor parking permit for $76:

  • Additional resident parking permits can be purchased for a fee. These permits are valid for 3 years.
  • One visitor parking permit per household will be issued. This permit is valid for 3 years from the month they are purchased.

Permit expiry times

  • Residential permits expire on the 30 September 2020.
  • Visitor permits are valid for 3 years from the month they are purchased.

How you apply


Apply online

To complete this for you will need a current Victorian drivers licence, Bayside rates notice or lease agreement, and one of the following showing your vehicle is garaged at your Bayside address:

  • vehicle registration papers
  • vehicle insurance papers
  • vicRoads change of address notice
  • a statement from management on company letterhead (for company vehicles).


Alternatively, you can fill out a form:

and send in with your copies of your documents to PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191. 

For more information on the permit scheme

You can call us on (03) 9599 4444 to discuss eligibility or changing the permit set you currently receive.

To see our residential parking permit scheme policy, go to our policies page.