Resident Parking Permits

The Town of Cottesloe may issue permits to residents in identified high demand areas.

The Town has established parking permit zones in identified high demand parking locations for residents who do not have on-site parking or do not have sufficient on-site parking at their residence, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. The establishment of parking permit zones serves to re-enforce a shift to more sustainable modes of transport and minimise congestion within residential streets caused by motorists who may be utilising nearby commercial or public transport hubs.

Using Your Permit

Residents who are eligible for a parking permit(s) may park within the permit area identified on the reverse of their permit(s).

Subject to the above, the display of a valid parking permit in a vehicle does not revoke the requirement to comply with all other parking legislation, prohibitions and signage restrictions. Permits do not enable motorists to park illegally, for example contrary to signage, over footways or on other residents' verges without consent. Penalties may apply.

Parking Permit Zones

Parking permits are currently available for eligible residents in the following streets:

  • Gadsdon Street
  • Grant Street
  • John Street
  • Overton Gardens

Applying for a Permit

If you reside in a street that is nominated by the Town as an area where parking permits apply and you wish to apply for a permit, please read the Conditions of Use listed below and on the reverse of the Parking Permit Application Form.

Complete the online Parking Permit Application Form or print and complete a Parking Permit Application Form and send the completed form along with all relevant documentation by post to PO Box 606, Cottesloe, 6011 or hand deliver to the Town of Cottesloe at 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe, 6011. Application Forms cannot be submitted by email at this time.

Conditions Governing Residential and Visitor Permits

Restrictions on Issue of Permits to Single House Occupiers

  1. More than two residential parking Permits to any single house occupier where the single house is situated on land where no parking can be provided;
  2. More than one residential permit to any single house occupier where the single house is situated on land where parking for one vehicle can be provided;
  3. A residential parking permit to any single house occupier where the single house is situated on land where parking for two or more vehicles can be provided.

Restrictions on Issue of Permits to Unit Owners

  1. Where no parking can be provided to a unit owner on the land upon which the residential unit is situated the Council shall not issue more than two residential parking permits to the unit owner.
  2. Where parking for one vehicle can be provided to a unit owner on the land upon which the residential unit is situated the Council shall not issue more than one residential parking permits to the unit owner.
  3. Where parking for two can be provided to a unit owner on the land upon which the residential unit is situated the Council shall not issue residential parking permits to the unit owner.
  4. Where parking for one or more vehicles can be provided to a unit occupier on the land upon which the residential unit is situated the Council shall not issue a residential parking permits to the unit occupier.

Residential Parking Permit

  1. A person may apply for a permit to park a vehicle on a thoroughfare if the person is
    1. An occupier of a lot fronting the thoroughfare:
    2. The holder of the requisite vehicle license under the Road Traffic Act for the vehicle: and
    3. That person is described on the vehicle license as residing at the lot

NOTE Businesses are not eligible for a Residential Permit.

Permits are issued subject to the following conditions;

  1. The permit is valid only until date of expiry
  2. Residential permits must be affixed to the lower left hand corner of the vehicle windscreen, thus ensuring it’s visibility to the Rangers from outside the vehicle.
  3. Permits do not guarantee a parking space in the road/street shown thereon.
  4. The permit may only be used for:
    1. Parking on the road designated on the permit
    2. Parking on the verge of the property designated on the permit
  5. Parking is not permitted in the following areas

    Those restricted by:

    • No Standing
    • No Parking
    • Loading Zones
    • Footpaths
    • Bus/Taxi Stands
    • Driveways/Verges
  6. Special permit areas that have been set-aside for Residential and Visitor Parking are only valid in those areas. For example, Overton Gardens is only valid in Overton Gardens Vehicles displaying Permits outside these special areas will be subject to the restrictions govern that section of road in which they are parked.
  7. Should you leave your present residence, your permit must be removed immediately from the vehicle and the Council notified.
  8. Permits are not valid until displayed on the designated vehicle.
  9. Council reserves the right to revoke any permit at any time.
  10. A copy of your vehicle registration papers must be sighted prior to the issue of a permit for that vehicle.
  11. Proof of occupancy must be sighted prior to the Parking permit being issued.

    This can be in the form of:

    • Rates notice
    • Tenancy agreement etc
  12. Lost or stolen permits will be replaced at a cost of $22.00 for each permit.
  13. If you have any further queries in regard to parking permits, please contact Ranger services during normal office hours on 08 9285 5000 or 08 9285 5070.

Ranger Services will sight the documentation and your premises surveyed before the permits will be issued.

Related Documents

Online Parking Permit Application Form

Parking Permit Application Form

Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law 2012