Residents can apply for a permit to affix to their vehicle to exempt their vehicle from time limits imposed by signposting, bearing the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' within the corresponding parking area. The permits are only to be used in the area of residence and are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
To be valid, the permit must be displayed on the inside of the front windscreen on the passenger side of the vehicle and clearly visible.
Resident parking permits are issued annually and new applications must be made by the permanent resident prior to the expiry date displayed on the previous permit.
The permit will only be valid for the relevant parking permit area and will not enable holders to park with exemptions in any other area in which similar schemes operate.
Please note that the permit does not give any special rights outside of the designated areas. There is no exemption from 'No Stopping' or 'No Parking' areas, parking too close to corners, double parking, parking on footpaths, time limited parking signs that do not bear the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' within the corresponding parking area, or any other parking rules.
Eligible properties (with the exception of properties in the Newtown–Enmore parking precinct, areas M3 and M14) can apply for a maximum of two (2) resident parking permits MINUS one (1) for each off-street parking space available at the property, or which may reasonably be provided, off-street, regardless of its current use, in accordance with NSW Roads and Maritime Services' Permit Parking Guidelines:
|No. of off-street parking spaces||No. of vehicles registered/used at the property||No. of Resident permits allowed|
|0||2 or more||2|
|2 or more||2 or more||0|
e.g. If the residence has one (1) off-street parking space, the household can only apply for one (1) resident permit, if you have two (2) registered vehicles used at the residence. No resident permits are issued to residences with two (2) or more off-street parking spaces.
Eligible properties in the Newtown–Enmore parking precinct can apply for a maximum of one (1) free transferrable resident parking permit per eligible property. Each transferrable permit exempts one (1) vehicle at any one time, with the permit available for use, at different times, by up to three (3) vehicles registered at the eligible property:
|Number of off-street parking spaces||Number vehicles registered/used at the property||Number of resident permits allowed|
|1 or more||1 or more||0|
e.g. If the residence has no off-street parking space, the household can apply for (1) resident parking permit. No resident parking permits are issued to residences with off-street parking spaces, or which can be modified to provide off-street parking regardless of its current use, in accordance with NSW Road and Maritime Services' Permit Parking Guide.
Applications for a pensioner discount must also attach a copy of either their Blue Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Health Care Card to their application to obtain the discounted fee.
Residents of the precinct who do not have off-street parking available for their vehicles or elsewhere in the vicinity, or whose residence could not easily be converted to allow for such parking, are eligible for issue of a permit upon completion of an application form – and where applicable, payment of the fee – provided that:
Any fees charged are used to partially defray the costs necessarily incurred by Council for administration, operation and enforcement of the parking permit scheme. No fee is refundable once a permit is issued.
Approval for replacement permit is subject to the discretion of Council. Should the evidence and circumstances be considered sufficient to warrant a replacement of the permit, a fee would be payable prior to the issue of a new permit.
New applications for parking permits can be made online or at the Petersham Customer Service Centre, located at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.
For a replacement permit, a written application must be submitted to Council via the following application form: