Parking permits

We encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions on Parking Permits (docx, 48KB) and the Frequently Asked Questions on Parking Permit Fees (docx, 36KB).

You can also take a look at our Parking Permit Policy (pdf, 6.7MB).

On this page:

Types of parking permits available

There are several types of permits available for residents:

Resident and visitor parking permits

You may be eligible to apply for a resident and/or visitor parking permit. These parking permits will allow you to park freely near your home; for example, you will be able to park for an unlimited duration even if signs indicate parking is only allowed for two hours.

Resident and visitor permits are valid for an area around your home. Each area has a number that is displayed on the permits and on street signs. Find out more on the parking permit areas page.

A resident parking permit is linked to a vehicle you own, and can only be used by that vehicle.

A visitor permit can be used to park near your home, by a vehicle you own or for a visiting vehicle.

Event parking permits

Event parking permits are only available to businesses within the Event Area surrounding the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse (find out more on the events area page). Businesses within that area may apply for up to two event parking permits, which are similar to visitor permits but only apply on days when additional parking restrictions are in place due to major events at the Showgrounds or Racecourse.

Temporary parking vouchers

A temporary parking voucher consists of 10 daily parking permits, which can be used on any day of your choice during the permit year they were issued. The parking permit year runs from 1 November to 31 October.

Each daily parking permit can only be used once, for a 24 hour period. In order for the daily parking permit to be valid, the date and start time must be written on it.

People who are eligible to apply for temporary parking vouchers will be able to purchase one voucher (containing 10 tickets) every three months from our Civic Centre. The cost of a voucher is $24, or $12 for pensioner concession card holders.

Disabled parking permits

Disabled parking permits are available if you have mobility problems or a severe disability. For information on these permits and details on the application process, visit the disabled parking permits page.

A disabled parking permit does not allow for parking in a Permit Zone. Residents who have a disabled parking permit and live in a street with parking restrictions might also wish to apply for a resident or visitor parking permit, if they are eligible to do so. 

Am I eligible for a parking permit?

The Municipal Parking Strategy (pdf, 3.3MB) describes what types of households are eligible for parking permits, and how many. The eligibility of most properties can be seen in this table of permit entitlements (pdf, 290KB).

The allocation of parking permits to residents depends on a combination of the following criteria:

  • the type of dwelling that the residents live in (e.g. house, townhouse, multi-dwelling development)

  • for a house, whether it has a driveway

  • for a house or townhouse, whether it is on a site that has been developed to a higher density since 1 January 2006. This is determined by whether the number of rates notices issued to that site has increased since 1 January 2006

  • the location of the dwelling; for example, is it in a principal or major activity centre, or in the area surrounding the Melbourne Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse (known as the events area)

Not all residents are eligible for permits. If you are unsure of your eligibility for permits, please contact our Citizen Services team on 9243 8888.

How do I apply for a parking permit?

If you have recently moved to Moonee Valley and think you might be eligible for a permit or temporary parking voucher, please fill out the relevant application form below, or contact us on 9243 8888 or visit the Civic Centre to obtain a copy.

Appropriate proof of residency and proof of vehicle ownership will need to be provided.

The completed form and required documents of proof can be submitted to us by:

Post: PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

In person: Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds 

Parking permit fees

This table shows the 2016/17 fees for parking permits.

Not all residents are eligible for permits or vouchers. To find out what permits you are eligible for please contact our Citizen Services Team on 9243 8888.

 Permit type Fee Fee (pensioner/concession)
First residential permit $0 $0
Second residential permit $0 $0
First visitor permit $0 $0
Second visitor permit  $70 $35

Temporary Parking Voucher

(10 x daily parking permits )

$24 

$12

We encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions on Parking Permit fees (docx, 36KB).

How do I renew my permit(s) for 2016/17?

Parking permits are valid each year from 1 November to 31 October. 2015/16 parking permits will expire on 31 October 2016.

If you currently hold a permit without a fee – i.e. any combination of up to two resident permits and/or the first visitor permit – these will be automatically renewed and posted to you. Look out for your permit(s) in the post in mid-October.

If you currently hold a second visitor permit which does have a fee payable, a renewal form will be sent to you in September.

I have received my permits. How do I display them?

  • Stick your resident parking permit on the lower left side of your windscreen

  • Hang your visitor parking permit on your rear vision mirror – remember, a visitor permit is only for vehicles parking near your home, not when travelling elsewhere

  • Place your daily parking permit on the lower left side of your dashboard. Remember to write the current date and time on it – the permit will apply for 24 hours from then.

What do I do if my vehicle registration details have changed?

Please fill in a Change of Vehicle Form (pdf, 240KB) and return to us with proof of vehicle ownership. We will cancel the existing permit and post you a replacement permit.

Parking permit appeal process

The Parking Permit Policy sets whether permits are available to a household, and if so how many. Council has an appeals process to assess any exceptional circumstances that may warrant deviating from the Parking Permit Policy. The appeals process allows us to re-look at your particular situation, using specified criteria. Appeals that do not address these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

If you think your personal circumstances warrant a deviation from the Parking Permit Policy, based on the following criteria, contact Council's Citizen Services team on 9243 8888 to discuss how to progress with an appeal.

  • Previous rights to parking permits, including the number and duration of time that permits were held
  • Personal hardship resulting from/or in addition to the loss/withdrawal/non-eligibility of a Parking Permit
  • Physical hardship such as physical impairment, age or frailty, which would severely impact the capacity of the individual to satisfactorily function, and which would be compounded with the loss/withdrawal/non-eligibility of a Parking Permit

  • The availability of other on-street parking in the immediate vicinity and within the parking permit area of the appellant’s residence, including the potential to review said parking

  • The availability of off-street parking and existence of parking waivers for a property, which were granted as part of the planning approvals process

If you wish to raise any other concern on parking and transport, please write to Council at the above postal address or email parking@mvcc.vic.gov.au 

Last updated: Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:09 AM