Resident Parking

To provide equitable access to on-street parking in congested areas, Council operates a resident parking scheme.

The scheme is based on RMS guidelines for resident parking.

There are three (3) parking zones (A,B,C) in the North Sydney Council area and the number of permits you are entitled to will vary according to what zone you live in.

The entitlements for each zone are determined by the number of properties and the number of on-street parking spaces available within the zone.

This ensures that the number of permits issued does not exceed the number of resident parking spaces available.

 

View the Zones Where you Live 

View the map of Parking Zones A, B, and C.

View the map of Mixed Use Zones (B4), Commercial Core Zones (B3), Special Use Zones (SP1 & SP2) and Neighbourhood Centre Zones (B1)

Note that you will need to add the overlay for LEP 2013 Land Zoning, and check your area against the Legend Key.

 

What you Need to Know

The Resident Parking Permit entitlements, as adopted by Council on 16 February 2009 are summarised below:

Step-1

Calculate on-street parking dependence

Equals number of vehicles registered to your property minus number of off-street parking spaces attached to your property.

Step-2

Calculate Reduced Maximum Entitlement

Equals Maximum Entitlement (from Table below) minus number of off-street parking spaces attached to your property.

Step-3

Parking Permit Entitlement

Equals the lesser value obtained at Step 1 and Step 2.

 

If the property has access to an off-street parking space/s, then a copy of the registration papers of the vehicle using this space must also be supplied.

Property Description

Maximum Entitlement

Zone-A

Zone-B

Zone-C

Detached house, Semi-detached house, Boarding house (per building), Duplex (per unit)  

2

3

3

Attached dwelling (Townhouse):  

   

   

   

a. Three or more bedrooms  

2

3

3

b. One or two bedrooms  

1

2

2

Apartment Buildings in Mixed Use Zones (B4), Commercial Core Zones (B3), Special Use Zones (SP1 & SP2) and Neighbourhood Centre Zones (B1) - per unit

   

   

   

a. If Development Approval given before 30/6/98 &/or Occupation Certificate given before 30/6/99  

1

1

1

b. If Development Approval given from 1/7/98 &/or Occupation Certificate given from 1/7/99  

0

0

0

Apartment Buildings outside Mixed Use Zones (B4), Commercial Core Zones (B3), Special Use Zones (SP1 & SP2) and Neighbourhood Centre Zones (B1) - per unit

 

 

 

a. Three or more bedrooms

1

2

2

b. One or two bedrooms

1

1

2

  

Determining your Entitlement

If the number of vehicles registered to the property exceeds the number of off-street parking spaces within the property, then you may be entitled to parking permit(s). For each residential address, the Maximum Entitlement is reduced by the number of off-street parking spaces within the property. The permit entitlement will be the Reduced Maximum Entitlement or the number of vehicles that do not have access to off-street parking, whichever is less.   

For example

  • If there is one vehicle registered to the address and 1 parking space on the property, then there is no entitlement available for any of the Zones.
  • If there are 2 vehicles registered to the address and 1 parking space at a house located in Zone C, then the entitlement is for 1 Resident Parking Permit.

Copies of all vehicle registration papers for the applicant’s address must be presented to confirm entitlement.

Resident Parking Permits exempt the holders' vehicles from time limits and/or meter parking fees for the area indicated on the permit.

  • They are renewable in Feb-30 March each year, for a period of one year.
  • Residents living at the same dwelling may share a Resident Parking Permit provided all eligibility requirements are met.
  • The permit may be transferred between vehicles when required.
  • Only one vehicle at a time may use the permit and must park in the nominated Resident Parking Zone.
  • Read the frequently asked questions.

 

Further Conditions Apply

Resident parking permits are subject to Council policy.

Check how the policy applies to your property in the D2-07 Resident Parking Permit Policy (327KB).

Please remember that the intent of the Resident Parking Scheme is to support residents who do not have access to off street parking for their vehicles.

On street parking is not to be seen as an alternative to resident’s off street parking.

While this webpage can give an indication of entitlement - contacting Council however is necessary for final advice.

Contact us on 9936 8100 or customerservice@northsydney.nsw.gov.au