Newcastle residents can apply online for digital parking permits from 3 June 2020 as the City transitions to a more efficient and effective permit system.
The digital permits will be valid for a 12-month period from the date of approval. Resident parking permits cost $80.00.
Not all residential properties within the Newcastle LGA Permit Parking Precincts are eligible for Permits. If you live within a residential parking precinct, in a building approved or converted to residential use after 25 May 2009, you will not be eligible.
In order to issue you with a resident parking permit, City of Newcastle needs to view sufficient evidence that establishes the link between the nominated vehicle/s, the place of residence and the applicant. The most appropriate manner to do this is to present the vehicle’s current registration papers provided that the applicant is the registered owner and resides at the nominated address along with current drivers licence, utility notice, rates notice or tenancy agreement.
If you are not the registered owner you are required to provide the vehicle/s current registration papers along with a Statutory Declaration from the registered owner of the vehicle stating your use of the vehicle and any two of the following documents: Drivers licence, utility notice, rates notice or tenancy agreement.
A resident or resident visitor parking permit does not exempt your vehicle from general road signs unless they contain the words ‘permit holder excepted’ or 'authorised residents vehicles excepted’ and the corresponding precinct number applied to your permit.
If you need further information on resident or resident visitor parking permits you can contact City of Newcastle on:
Resident visitor parking permits are available, subject to eligibilty, to residents living within a residential parking precinct to allow visitors of the resident the option to park with the same freedoms of a resident parking permit.
Resident Visitor Parking Permits will be valid for a 12-month period from the date of approval at a cost of $130.00.
Who is eligible to apply for a permit?
Applicants must provide proof of residency to be eligible to apply for a resident visitor parking permit. Please refer to Terms & Conditions. Permits are available for all precincts. Only one visitor permit is can be issued per household.
What documentation will I need to provide to accompany the application?
In order to issue you with a Resident Visitor Parking Permit, City of Newcastle needs to view sufficient evidence that establishes the applicant resides at the premises. The most appropriate manner to do this is to present two of the following with the applicants name and the nominated address. Drivers Licence, Utility Bills, Rates Notice, Tenancy Agreement or Registration Papers.
Is the resident visitor parking permit transferrable?
Vehicle registration details can be managed online and may be transferred from one vehicle to another.
Are there any limitations of where I can park?
A resident visitor parking permit does not exempt your vehicle from general road signs unless they contain the words ‘permit holder excepted’ or 'authorised residents vehicles excepted’ and the corresponding precinct number applied to your permit.
If you need further information contact City of Newcastle on:
Phone: 02 4974 2000
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an email address to apply for a digital parking permit?
Yes, an email address is required to create an account and also used for all communications in relation to applications.
What do I need to before I start my online application?
You will need electronic copies of all supporting documentation.
How can I pay for my online permit?
Credit card payments are the best options to ensure a quick and streamlined process. Cash payments will be available after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and City of Newcastle's Contact Centre reopens.
Will hard copy permits still be available?
No, only digital parking permits will be issued from 1 June 2020. This will streamline the process with faster approvals.
I do not own a laptop or desktop computer, how do I apply?
The digital parking permit website is optimised for mobile phone use. You can apply for and manage your permits through your smart phone or tablet.