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.
  • 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 08 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. 

* For Residential Parking Permit: A maximum of three vehicles can be registered and be listed on a permit. However, only one vehicle at any time can display and utilise this permit.

**Credit Card Payment Surcharge - When processing your credit card payments, the Town is charged with significant merchant fees by the banks. To recover a portion of the merchant fees on credit card payments, Town levies a small surcharge of 1% to our customers.

 

Residential Parking 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 Parking 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


FAQ's

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.