Parking Permits

The Town of Victoria Park council regulates vehicle parking in the Town to ensure residents have fair and equitable access to on-street and off-street parking. There are a number of permit schemes that the Town offers to residents and businesses. It is important to make sure that residents/businesses satisfy the eligibility criteria before lodging an application.  

Event Permit (Burswood Peninsula Residents)

Event permits provide Burswood Peninsula residents and businesses with an exemption to access parking near their properties, on dates which are published on the Optus Stadium website, for events held at Optus Stadium. These are digital permits managed online through vpermit.com.au/vicpark

Apply for an Event Permit

All current paper permits will not be valid after 31 January 2021. Please ensure you have registered your vehicle on the new event permit system by 31 January 2021 in preparation for upcoming events. For more information regarding event dates please visit optusstadium.com.au/whats-on.

Application process

  1. To obtain an event permit the applicant must complete the required application form. Please visit vpermit.com.au/vicpark.
  2. As an introductory offer and to help the transition to this new system, the Town will waive the $25 annual event permit fee for everyone who applies for an event permit on the new digital system before the 1 July 2021.
  3. To set up a vPermit account and get a digital permit requires:
    • an email address,
    • a valid Burswood Peninsula address,
    • vehicle registration number/drivers licence,
    • and a valid debit or credit card - if payment is required.
  4. Documents demonstrating that the applicant resides or is registered at the address stated in the application form (e.g. rental lease agreement, current utility bills, or a copy applicant's drivers licence) may be requested along with the application form for verification purposes.

Eligibility Criteria 

The applicant must reside or be a registered business in the Burswood Peninsula, and within the indicated area shown in the map below.

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Event permits will not be issued to:

     a. Heavy or Long Vehicles, 
     b. Caravans, 
     c. Boats, 
     d. Trailers, 
     e. Taxi’s, or 
     f. Buses. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Each event permit is valid for one year.
  • Event permits cannot be used in parking bays where time restrictions apply or where parking fees are payable.
  • Event permits can only be used in the streets or areas as stated on the permit.
  • All event permits expire 12 months after the date of issue.
  • A permit does not guarantee the holder a parking bay.
  • Lost or stolen permits will be replaced on application subject to the payment of the applicable fee.
  • Permits must be displayed at all times.
  • Each permit can only be used on the vehicle shown on the permit.
  • Permits will be revoked if misused, copied or sold to a third party

 Applicable Fees

  • The application fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before an application will be accepted.
  • The application fee will not be refunded for incomplete or unsuccessful applications.
  • The replacement or transfer fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before a replacement permit will be issued.
  • Refunds do not apply for unused permits.

FAQs

  1. What are event permits, and where do they apply?

    Event Permits allow an exemption for residents and business in the Burswood Peninsula area to access parking near their properties, on dates which are published on the Optus Stadium website, for events held at Optus Stadium. For more information regarding event dates please visit optusstadium.com.au/whats-on

    See the map below.

    Burswood-Map.png
  2. Who can get an event parking permit?
    Burswood Peninsula residents and business property owners are eligible for event parking permits.

  3. How long do event parking permits last for?
    All Event Permits expire 12 months after the date of issue.

  4. How many permits am I entitled to, and what is the cost?

    Residents and business owners are entitled to one event permit per residential/business address.

  5. How do I get an event parking permit?

    Through the online parking permit system at  vpermit.com.au/vicpark.

  6. What happens when the permit expires?

    Permit holders will receive an expiry notification email seven (7) 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.

  7. Why is the Town of Victoria Park parking permits digital?
    Digital parking permits are more efficient and 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 no sticker s/waste from physical stickers, transfer a permit to a different vehicle at no charge, permits and updates take effect instantly.

  8. Do I have to use the online system?
    Yes. If you are having difficulty using the online system Town’s customer service staff will be able to assist. Customer Service staff will be equipped to set up a digital permit, on a customer’s behalf in person at the Town’s administration building.

  9. Do I need a credit or debit card to use the online system?
    Yes – if you are purchasing a permit. The current annual permit fee is $30. Debit and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Obligation-free debit cards can be purchased from Australia Post for this purpose if you do not already have one. Alternatively, if you wish to pay cash. Our customer service team at the Town’s administration centre can assist you and take payment.

  10. How does Town know if an applicant is eligible for a permit?
    During online registration, the system matches the applicant’s address to the Council’s records. 

  11. I have submitted an application through the digital permit system but someone has already claimed my permit?

    Additional documents (e.g. rental lease agreement, current utility bills, or a copy of the applicant's drivers licence) demonstrating that the applicant resides or a business is registered at the address stated, will be requested with the application for verification purposes and subject for approval. Email parkingpermits@vicpark.wa.gov.au and attached the documents requested.

  12. Can I transfer my permit to a different vehicle? How do I do this?
    Yes. Parking permits can be transferred to a different vehicle at no charge. This is done online through your vpermit.com.au account, by clicking the ‘Manage vehicles’ button under the ‘My Permits’ tab.

  13. What's the difference between event parking permits and residential parking permits?
    Event parking permits are available to Burswood Peninsula residents/business to access parking near their properties, on dates which are published on the Optus Stadium website, for events held at Optus Stadium. Residential parking permits are available to all residents of the Town. It provides residents who have limited onsite parking with an exemption to access parking near their properties that has sign-posted restrictions (timed parking restrictions). Residents need to satisfy the eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Please vist the Town's website to find out more https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parkingpermits

  14. Do I have to display a permit on my car?
    No. Digital permits are virtual, which means there is no sticker displayed on the car.

  15. 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 smart phone.

  16. What happens if I do not have a valid permit?
    If you park in an area that requires an event parking permit and you do not have one, you will be issued with an infringement notice and fine.

  17. What do I do if I wish to contest an infringement notice?
    If you have received an infringement notice that you believe was issued incorrectly, please visit https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/parkinginfringements.

  18. What do I do if the online system isn’t working for me?
    For issues or questions please email parkingpermits@vicpark.wa.gov.au, or call 9311 8111 during normal office hours or visit customer service at the Town of Victoria Park administration centre.

Town of Victoria Park reserves the right to restrict user access to the vPermit system or cancel parking permits as a result of misuse. This includes the application or use of permits by people who are not eligible.

Residential/Transitional Parking Permit

Attention Burswood Peninsula residents: Parking permits applicable to Burswood Peninsula residents are “Event Permit”. More information about event permits can be found at the Town’s website Parking Permits under the "Event Permit" tab. 

The Town provides parking permits to residents in accordance with the Parking Permit Policy and parking local law.  

 Two types of permits can be issued; following assessment against the criteria:  

  1. Residential permit - provides residents who have limited onsite parking with an exemption to access parking near their properties that has sign-posted restrictions.  
  2. Transitional permit - provides residents up to 12 months to make alternative arrangements if there is inadequate onsite parking when restrictions adjacent to their property have recently changed.  

Residential permit Transitional permit
Application fee $25 $25
Replacement fee $25 $25
  • Before applying for a permit, please check your eligibility below as the application fee is non-refundable. The application fee covers an assessment from the Town's planning team to determine whether a residential property complies or not with the on-site parking requirements of the State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes (R Codes) and includes the processing of the application, regardless of the outcome. Find more information on R Codes in the FAQs further down.
    For older houses; an additional fee of $75 might be required to recall archive files for the residential property to be properly assessed.
  • Payments can be made by phone 9311 8111 or in person at the Town of Victoria Park administration centre, after you receive a confirmation email from the Parking department.  
  • You will have to submit vehicle registration paperwork that supports your residential address and to confirm that the vehicle is registered in your name. Should your vehicle registration not show your current residential address you will need to change this with the Department of Transport as soon as possible before submitting your application.
  • The Town’s parking permit policy does not currently include visitor parking permits. This means if you are eligible for either a residential or transitional permit these permits are issued to your vehicle only. 

 

Residential permit

Purpose

To provide residents who have limited onsite parking, with an exemption to access parking near their properties that have sign-posted restrictions.

Maximum number

 An eligible residential property, which does not comply with the on-site parking requirements of the State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes (R Codes), may apply for a maximum of one residential permit.

Properties are ineligible for a residential permit if:

     a. They comply with the on-site parking requirements of the State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes (R Codes); or
     b. The development approval concedes less than the required number of on-site parking bays under the R Codes.

Application process

  • To obtain a residential permit the applicant must complete the required application form.
  • The application form will not be processed without payment of the applicable fee.
  • The applicant form must include documents demonstrating that 1) they are a resident at the applicable address within the Town; 2) that the vehicles subject to the application are owned by, or exclusively accessible, to the applicant.
  • To obtain a replacement permit applicants will have to complete and submit a replacement or transfer form with the required documentation. Fees applicable.

Eligibility criteria

  • When assessing how many onsite parking bays are available the following criteria for a parking bay will be followed-
  • A standard parking bay on private property is equivalent to a space of 2.4m x 5.4m an additional 300mm width for any wall or other barrier it abuts.
  • For the purposes of assessing the application, the following are considered to be a parking bay; 1) driveways on private land leading to a carport or garage which are equivalent to the space of a parking bay; 2) spaces that could reasonably be converted into parking; 3) parking bays which are being used for purposes other than parking (such as storage of goods).
  • Residential permits will not be issued to:

          a. Heavy or long vehicles,
          b. Caravans,
          c. Boats,
          d. Trailers,
          e. Taxis, or    
          f. Buses,

  • Only residents of the Town of Victoria Park are eligible to apply for a permit.
  • Businesses, visitors and non-residents are ineligible for a permit. 

Terms and conditions

  • Each residential permit is valid for one year. All residential permits expire 12 months after the date of issue.
  • Each permit can only be used on the vehicle shown on the permit.
  • Residential permits cannot be used in parking bays where parking fees are applicable.
  • Residential permits can only be used in the streets or areas as stated on the permit.
  • Residential permits give the user an exemption to park for longer than the sign-posted time limit where the time limit is one hour or greater.
  • A permit does not guarantee the holder a parking bay.
  • Lost or stolen permits will be replaced on application subject to the payment of the applicable fee.
  • Permits must be clearly displayed through the front windscreen of the vehicle at all times.
  • All permits held by the applicant will be revoked if misused, copied or sold to a third party.

Applicable fees

  • The application fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before an application will be processed.
  • The application fee will not be refunded for incomplete or unsuccessful applications.
  • The replacement or transfer fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before a replacement permit will be issued.
  • Refunds do not apply for unused permits.

Discretionary authority

Notwithstanding any other provisions which restrict the number of residential permits that may be issued, the Chief Executive Officer may approve the issue of additional residential permits, to any resident, under such conditions as the Chief Executive Officer considers necessary.

Application form

 

Transitional permit

Purpose

To provide a period of up to one year for residents to make alternative arrangements if there is inadequate on-site parking available.

Maximum number

  • An eligible residential property may apply for a maximum of three transitional permits.
  • Properties with two or less onsite parking bays are eligible for up to three transitional permits.
  • Properties with three onsite parking bays are eligible for up to two transitional permits.
  • Properties with four onsite parking bays are eligible for one transitional permits.
  • Properties with five or more onsite parking bays are ineligible for transitional permits.

Application process

  • To obtain a transitional permit the applicant must complete the required application form.
  • The application form will not be processed without payment of the applicable fee.
  • Documents demonstrating that the applicant resides in the Town will have to be provided along with the application form.
  • The application form must include documents demonstrating 1) that the vehicles subject to the application are owned by, or exclusively accessible, to the applicant; 2) the applicant is a resident at the applicable address at the time that the parking restrictions were installed.
  • One application form can be submitted for up to three permits.
  • A replacement form is required to be completed and submitted with the required documentation and fee before a replacement permit will be issued for any lost/stolen permits, or stolen vehicles.
  • Transitional permits cannot be transferred between vehicles.

Eligibility criteria

  • Transitional permits may be issued to residents of properties where new parking restrictions have been implemented adjacent to their residence.
  • When assessing how many onsite parking bays are available the following criteria for a parking bay will be followed-       

          a. A standard parking bay on private property is equivalent to a space of 2.4m x 5.4m an additional 300mm width for any wall or other barrier it abuts.    
          b. Driveways or similar on private land leading to a carport or garage which are equivalent to the space of a parking bay are considered to be a parking bay.
          c. Space that could reasonably be converted into parking are considered to be a parking bay.
          d. Parking bays which are being used for purposes other than parking (such as storage of goods) are considered to be a parking bay.

  • Transitional permits will not be issued to 

          a. Heavy or long vehicles    
          b. Caravans
          c. Boats
          d. Trailers
          e. Taxis
          f. Buses

  • Only residents of the Town of Victoria Park are eligible to apply for a permit.
  • Businesses, visitors and non-residents are ineligible for a permit.

Terms and conditions

  • Each transitional permit is valid for one year after which time they will not be renewed or replaced.
  • Each permit can only be used on the vehicle shown on the permit.
  • Transitional permits cannot be used in parking bays where parking fees are payable.
  • Transitional permits can only be used in the streets or areas as stated on the permit.
  • Transitional permits provide the user with an exemption to park longer than the sign-posted time limit where the time limit is one hour or greater.
  • A permit does not guarantee the holder a parking bay.
  • Lost or stolen permits will be replaced on application subject to the payment of the applicable fee.
  • Permits must be clearly displayed through the front windscreen of the vehicle at all times.
  • All permits held by the applicant will be revoked if misused, copied or sold to a third party.

Applicable fees

  • The application fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before an application will be processed.
  • The application fee will not be refunded for incomplete or unsuccessful applications.
  • The replacement fee as stated in the Town’s Schedule of Fees and Charges is required to be paid before a replacement permit will be issued.
  • Refunds do not apply for unused permits.

Discretionary authority

Notwithstanding any other provisions which restrict the number of transitional permits that may be issued, the Chief Executive Officer may approve the issue of additional residential permits, to any resident, under such conditions as the Chief Executive Officer considers necessary.

Application form

FAQs

Does my house comply with the R-Codes?

The R-Codes require dwellings to provide on-site car parking. In some instances, old dwellings were built without car parking on site. As a base, dwellings with more than one bedroom require two car parking bays. This can be reduced where:

  • The dwelling has a single bedroom.
  • The dwelling is located within 800m of a train station.
  • The dwelling is located within 250m of a high frequency bus route.
  • The dwelling is approved as an aged persons’ dwelling.
  • The dwelling is an ancillary dwelling (granny flat).

I am a resident with no parking within my property and there are now new parking restrictions near my house. Am I eligible for a residential parking permit?

Yes, you may be eligible for a maximum of one residential parking permit.

I am resident with less than two parking spaces in my property and there has been recent changes in parking restrictions, Am I eligible for a parking permit?

Yes, you may be eligible for a maximum of three transitional parking permits.

 

 

Parking Work Zone Permit

A Parking Work Zone Permit is required before undertaking any activity or trade which obstructs a parking bay, or part of a public road within the Town of Victoria Park.

Cost 

Permit Application $30
Day  $10 per parking bay (5m length)
1/2 Day $5 per parking bay (5m length)
 Month $200 per parking bay (5m length)

Conditions

  • The Town requires five full working days notice for Parking Work Zone Permits.
  • Late requests cannot be accepted.
  • Cancellations require one full working days notice.
  • Changes to your accepted booking may not be automatically accommodated.
  • Payments by credit card must be made two business days prior to commencement of your booking or the request will be cancelled.
  • All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Permit use

  • Permits will only be issued to the person or company physically performing the works, not to the traffic management company applying on behalf of their client.
  • It is the responsibility of the Permit Holder to ensure that the original permit is displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle. The expiry date and valid times must be visible from the outside of the vehicle at all times. The permit is only valid for the dates and times stated on the permit.
  • Failure to display the permit correctly may result in an infringement being issued that may not be revoked and Council reserves the right to revoke any permit at any time.
  • The provision of the Parking Local Law prohibits the parking of vehicles in: No Parking areas, No Stopping areas, and Loading Zones, Bus Bays and ACROD bays. Any permit holders that park in any such designated bay/area may be infringed.
  • The Town of Victoria Park is unable to guarantee unauthorised vehicles will not park in the bay.

How to apply

To apply for a permit, download and complete the Application Form(PDF, 603KB) and submit via email to  admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au 

Loading Zone Permit

The Town of Victoria Park’s Loading Zones can only be used for 30 minutes by a commercial vehicle, used for commercial or trade purposes and engaged in the picking up or setting down of goods. As this excludes private vehicles, the Town of Victoria Park is trialling Loading Zone permit for non-commercial vehicles. This will allow permit holders to use a private vehicle for picking up or setting down of goods.

Cost

 Permit Application: $30 per permit

Conditions

  • Valid for up to a maximum of one year.
  • Restricted to non-commercial vehicles.
  • Standard Loading Zone restrictions apply.
  • Restricted to one of the Town’s Loading Zones.

To apply, please email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au and attention to the Parking department. 


Reserved Parking Bay Agreement

The Town of Victoria Park provides private parking bay agreements, which provide business allocated parking bays in one of the Town of Victoria Park’s car parks.

Cost

Application Fee  $30 per permit 
Daily fee  $5 per reserved parking bay (5m length)

 Additional fee may apply for signage


Conditions

  • Minimum Reserved Parking Bay agreement term is one month.
  • Maximum Reserved Parking Bay agreement term is 12 months.
  • Restricted to Town of Victoria Park’s car parks (King George Street CP and Hawthorne Place CP).

 

Application Form

Reserved Bay Application Form - King George Carpark(PDF, 2MB)

Reserved Bay Application Form - Hawthrone Place Carpark(PDF, 2MB)

Commercial Parking Permit

The Town of Victoria Park provides Commercial Permits to businesses which do not have any on-site parking.

Cost

Permit Application   $30 per permit
Annual Fee  $1000 

Conditions

  • Restricted to commercial property with no on-site parking.
  • Maximum one permit per commercial property.
  • Restricted to the Town of Victoria Park’s time restricted parking area.
  • No guarantee of parking bay.

To apply, please email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au and attention to the Parking department.