Burswood Peninsula residents parking FAQs

Why is the Town implementing permits in the Burswood Peninsula area?

Optus Stadium is a new, multipurpose stadium built by the state government. This stadium has a capacity of approximately 60,000 people and is the third largest in Australia.

The new stadium is suitable for sports such as cricket, rugby league, union soccer, and AFL due to being adaptable to change for sports requiring a rectangular shape oval. The stadium will also host events such as concerts and other special major events.

To effectively manage event parking in the area, the Town adopted amendments to the Parking Permit Policy. The policy now has a provision for event permits within the area shown on the map below. More information about the Town’s parking permit policy is available at www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parkingpermits   


To support this new provision, the Town has implemented a new digital, self-service permit system, which will be available through vpermit.com.au/vicpark

Why are Town of Victoria Park parking permits digital?

Digital parking permits are more efficient, easier and more convenient for residents. With digital permits you can: 

  1. Apply for or update a permit from anywhere, on any internet connected device.
  2. Receive email reminders for upcoming renewals.
  3. Transfer a permit to a different vehicle at no charge.
  4. Receive instant permits and updates.
  5. Reduce waste as there will no longer be physical permits.
  6. Permits and updates take effect instantly when changes are made online.

Is the permit valid outside the peninsula?

No - the permits are only valid for vehicles parked within the peninsula area. See map below.


Will officers be out patrolling the area during events at the stadium and issuing infringements?

Yes, this area will be patrolled on a regular basis. During their patrols, officers will be issuing infringement notices to any vehicle;

  • parked against the yellow edge lines
  • parked against the flow of traffic
  • parked on footpath
  • parked on the verge
  • parked in an ACROD bay without a valid permit
  • parked on the street without a registered digital permit
  • or in any other illegal manner

I didn’t see the signs or I didn’t know that permit parking restrictions applied where I parked.

Though you may not have seen any signs, there are 20 signs throughout the area advising people that you are in a permit parking area. 

I parked on a verge/median strip as there was no available parking on the street and received an infringement.

Parking on the verge is restricted in the area. Signage is in place to advise that parking on the verge is not allowed.  These restrictions are in place to protect the amenities as vehicles cause considerable damage to the verge and kerbs, resulting in unnecessary work and expense for the Town.

What if I can’t park on the street as all the bays are taken up?

If there isn’t any parking available, you will need to find alternative parking. See map below.

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I have more than one car, can I have another permit?

Eligible residential or commercial addresses may only apply for a maximum of one permit. More information about the Town’s parking permit policy is available at www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parkingpermits   


How do I change the vehicle to which my permit applies?

  1.  Select the “My Permits” tab, then select the “Manage Vehicles” button, then select “Edit Vehicle(s)” on the next screen, then enter the new licence plate you wish to use in the Licence Plate box, overriding the old licence plate number.
  2. Then select “Save Vehicle(s)” afterwards


How will Town officers know I have a valid permit?

Town officers will be able to identify whether a vehicle has a valid permit by checking the licence plate in the system using their smartphone.

What happens when the permit expire?

Permit holders will receive expiry notification email registered on their vPermit account 15 days prior to the permit expiring. The email will contain information on how to renew your permit. A valid credit card will be required to renew your permit.