Residential parking permit areas | Brisbane City Council

Residential parking permit areas

Brisbane is a modern city which continues to grow and prosper. As a result, new parking pressures are arising in areas which once had ample parking for residents and their visitors alike, making it difficult for residents to find on-street parking close to their homes.

In particular, streets that are near major activities, key facilities and services, may have additional demands placed upon them by non-residents.

To address this, Brisbane City Council has implemented residential parking permit schemes in certain suburbs across Brisbane.

Established residential parking areas include:

Please note there are also a number of traffic, parking and parking control areas in place across Brisbane to manage parking.

How residential parking permit schemes work

Residential parking permit schemes help manage parking demand by implementing time-limited parking restrictions, while providing exemptions for residents and their visitors who display a valid resident or visitor parking permit.

Typically a two-hour parking limit is applied during weekdays - for example, between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – with residents and their visitors who hold valid residential parking permits exempt from this parking limit.

Each scheme is unique and is designed to meet the specific parking challenges of the area.

It is important to note that while such schemes can help residents and their visitors find on-street parking, they cannot guarantee on-street parking availability. There is still the possibility that on-street resident and visitor parking will exceed the available number of spaces.

Resident and visitor permits issued only apply to the locations indicated on the permit, and provide exemptions to timed parking restrictions and paid metered parking spaces where displayed on the signage. The permits do not allow parking in areas such as bus zones, no stopping zones or loading zones.

Residential parking permit eligibility

Most current residents can apply for a residential parking permit for unrestricted parking on streets within a residential parking area if the sign says 'Resident permit excepted'.

Future residents will be ineligible for a residential parking permit if they reside in a multiple dwelling, apartment or student accommodation that was approved as a result of a development application lodged after 31 March 2015.

Find out how much residential parking permits cost.

Short-term permits for functions and events

If you live within a residential parking permit scheme and are planning to host a private function that is expected to run longer than the on-street parking limit, you can apply for short-term permits for your guests, valid for up to two days. Council should be notified 14 days before the event to allow time to assess and process the application. Permits for other reasons may be valid for up to a week.

Requesting parking permit schemes

If you would like a residential parking permit scheme in your neighbourhood, you will first need to register your interest by contacting Council. If there is strong community support for a parking permit scheme in your area, a technical assessment will be carried out and Council may consult with all residents and property owners in the area to determine if there is the necessary community support.

Your local knowledge is vital in assisting Council's assessment of the parking issues in your area. The information you provide will help us decide how a scheme should operate and we welcome your feedback on parking matters.

For more information, please contact Council on 07 3403 8888 or talk to your local Councillor.

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West End and Highgate Hill community consultation

Council is conducting a second consultation to allow members of the community, yet to respond, the opportunity to share their view on a proposal to implement a Residential Parking Permit Area in parts of West End and Highgate Hill.

Last chance to have your say:

To share you view on this proposal, visit Your City Your Say.

This community consultation closes at 5pm, 26 March 2018. 

More information

Find information on parking restrictions and permit areas, paid parking, park 'n' ride, special use parking, parking around schools, enforcement and a detailed map of parking areas in Brisbane in Council's Parking in Brisbane Guide brochure.

19 February 2018