Eligibility for permits

Brisbane City Council offers parking permits to eligible residents in regulated parking permit scheme areas. To be eligible for a parking permit, residents must:

  • be a primary owner-occupier or tenant with a current lease with at least six months remaining
  • reside in a regulated parking permit scheme area.

Use Council's quick check portal to check you eligibility online.

Find out more about the types of permits Brisbane City Council offers and how to apply for a resident parking permit. 

Permits are not issued to:

  • visiting business staff or contractors who do not reside at the address
  • non-resident landlords, hotel guests and occupants of serviced apartments
  • people who do not reside at an address full-time
  • residents in the Roma Street Parkland precinct, South Bank precinct and suburb of Brisbane city. 

Residents who live in a multi-unit dwelling or student accommodation that was approved as a result of a development application lodged after 31 March 2015 are ineligible for a resident parking permit. 

Exceptions to this development lodgement date include:

  • Taringa Resident Parking Permit Area – residents are ineligible if they reside in a multiple dwelling, apartment or student accommodation that was approved as a result of a development application lodged after 19 March 2017.  
  • New Farm and Teneriffe Resident Parking Permit Area – residents are ineligible if they reside in a multiple dwelling, apartment or student accommodation that was approved as a result of a development application lodged after 29 August 2017.
  • West End and Highgate Hill Resident Parking Permit Area – residents are ineligible if they reside in a multiple dwelling, apartment or student accommodation that was approved as a result of a development application lodged after 22 March 2019.

Permits can only be issued for cars or motorcycles. They will not be issued for boats, caravans, trailers, buses, tractors, trucks 4.5 tonnes GVM or over, vehicles 7.5m or longer, or other vehicles restricted from parking under Brisbane City Council Local Law (Heavy and Long Vehicle Parking) 1999. All traffic regulations must be adhered to by all other vehicles not eligible for a permit. Penalties may apply.

In parking permit areas established after 30 June 2015 (Taringa, New Farm, Teneriffe Hill, and West End and Highgate Hill Resident Parking Permit Areas), eligible residents are entitled to one resident permit (non-transferable) per residence and one visitor permit (transferable) per residence for use by genuine visitors or service vehicles.

In all other parking permit areas, established before 30 June 2015, eligible residents are entitled to one resident permit (non-transferable) for each eligible vehicle registered to the address and two visitor permits (transferable) per residence for use by genuine visitors or service vehicles.

More information 

For more information about parking permits and resident eligibility, phone Council on 07 3403 8888. 

Last updated:7 June 2019