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Parking Permits

Foreshore Parking Permits

All Kingston residents can enjoy free foreshore parking, but must display a valid foreshore parking permit to avoid being fined.

To obtain a beach/foreshore parking permit you can either:

  • Attend any of Council’s Customer Care Centres and provide proof of residency (copy of rate note, licence, lease agreement, statutory declaration or utility bill). The Customer Care Officer will then issue a beach parking permit.
  • Make a request in writing (include name and address, and provide proof of residency) and submit it to or post to Kingston City Council Po Box 1000 Mentone Vic 3194. 

Permits are valid in the following foreshore carparks only and time restrictions still apply:

  • Aspendale - Gnotuk Avenue
  • Bonbeach - Williams Grove
  • Carrum - Stephens Street, Old Post Office Lane
  • Chelsea - The Beach Way, Victory Park (The Strand)
  • Mentone - Antibes Street, Dixon Street, Mundy Street, Naples Road
  • Mordialloc - Horse Paddock (Bay Street), Peter Scullin Reserve, Pier Road
  • Parkdale - Rennison Street

Please note - permits are not valid in Governor Rd (Chute St) carpark, Mordialloc.

Resident Parking Permits

New online permit system

Council has launched a new online system to make it easier for you to apply for you permit/s and manage your permits.

The new system allows you to choose from either a: 

Physical permit – which is able to be transferred between vehicles

Electronic permit – which associates a permit to a specific vehicle registration, and provides flexibility to change vehicles via a digital device, without needing to contact Council.


Residents living in streets that have parking restrictions, such as 2-hour or 4-hour parking, could be eligible for Resident Parking Permits.

We understand that parking can be challenging to find in certain streets within Kingston. We aim to ensure residents are provided with priority to be able to park in their own street in high-traffic areas.

To make the permit system equitable, there are qualifying reasons as to why you may, or may not, be eligible.

Here are some common scenarios to help you determine your eligibility for a parking permit.

Scenario Eligibility
I live in a house on a standard block Eligible

Maximum of 2 permits. First permit is free. Second permit is available with a fee of $50

There are 2 houses on one lot where I live


Each house is entitled to 2 permits. First permit is free. Second permit is available with a fee of $50

There are 3 or more houses on one block


Each house is entitled to 2 permits. First permit is free. Second permit is available with a fee of $50

I live in an apartment over a shop

Shop-top apartments within residential areas will be subject to the same eligibility requirements as other residential dwellings.

Shop-top apartments in commercial or activities centre zones are eligible for parking permits that allow them to park in residential parking permit areas, however the permit will not exempt them from parking restrictions intended for commercial uses.

I need a visitor's permit Not eligible. Note: our permits are now transferrable between vehicles to meet your needs.

Please note: addresses with two or more dwellings on a lot granted planning advertisement after 28 July 2015 will not be eligible for a permit. These developments are expected to have on-site parking as required under the Kingston Planning Scheme.


How to apply for a Resident Parking Permit

You can also lodge your application in person at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.

If lodging in person please remember to bring proof of residency.  Examples of applicable proof include:

  • Australian photo driver license or learner permit photo card
  • Current lease or rental document
  • Current Council rates notice
  • Current utility bills.

The full terms and conditions are available in the Parking Management Policy.

Disabled Parking Permits

To apply for a Disabled Parking Permit, the resident must attend their Doctor and have the Doctor complete the 'Assessment and Statement' section in the Disabled Parking Permit Application form and submit the completed form to Council. The decision to grant a disabled parking permit, and the type of permit, will be based on the Doctor's assessment.

For an Organisation Disabled Parking Permit, complete and submit the Disabled Parking Permit Application form - Organisation. The Organisation must be within the City of Kingston.

Disabled parking bays

The City of Kingston has hundreds of specially reserved disabled parking bays.

Download a list of the locations of disabled parking bays

Lost permits

You will need to provide a Statutory Declaration to Council advising that the permit has been lost. Council will cancel that permit number and reissue you with a new permit.