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Digital Parking Permits

City of Newcastle’s (CN) transition to digital residential parking permits has been put on hold to allow for an improved customer experience.

CN commenced the transition to digital residential parking permits in June 2020 to provide for a more streamlined process and to save our 2,500 residential permit holders time and effort in the application and annual renewal process as well as removing the need for labels to be placed on vehicles.

Customer feedback has prompted CN to re-examine the way the system was operating, and this has highlighted a number of areas which the City needed to improve.  Subsequently we have paused the transition to the digital system to ensure we achieve the aims of improved customer service and efficiencies that our customers expect.

The label-based system for residential parking permits will be reactivated and continue for the foreseeable future. Labels will be distributed by mid next month. 

Resident Parking Permits

City of Newcastle’s (CN) permit parking scheme was introduced to assist those residents without the ability to provide or have access to off street parking. Resident parking permits are available, subject to eligibilty, to residents living within a residential parking precinct.

Resident parking permits will be valid for a 12-month period from the date of approval at a cost $80.00. 

Downloads

Applications can be submitted via email, mail or fax, please see application form for further details.

Who is eligible to apply for a resident parking permit?

  • If you do not have any on-site parking spaces, you may be eligible for up to two residential permits and one visitor permit
  • If you have one on-site space and two cars, you may be eligible for one residential permit and one visitor permit
  • If you have one on-site space and one car, you are not eligible for a residential permit but may be eligible for a visitors permit
  • If you have 2 or more on-site parking spaces, you are not eligible for residential or visitor parking permits.

You may be eligible for a resident parking permit if:

  • You reside in a permit parking precinct
  • You are a permanent resident of the Newcastle LGA, and not a guest of a hotel, hostel or serviced apartment
  • Your property has no on-site parking, and no space that could reasonably be converted to parking
  • Your vehicle is registered in your name at your permanent residential address or you have full private use of a work vehicle (Confirmation is required in writing from your employer)
  • Your vehicle is not a trailer, motor home, caravan, truck, bus or tractor 
  • Your vehicle is registered in NSW.

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 21 April 2009, you will not be eligible.

Resident Parking Precinct Maps

  1. Precinct 1 - Newcastle East  (PDF)
  2. Precinct 2 - Darby Street (PDF)
  3. Precinct 3 - The Hill (PDF)
  4. Precinct 4 - Cooks Hill  (PDF)
  5. Precinct 5 - Hamilton (PDF)
  6. Precinct 6 - Adamstown (PDF)
  7. Precinct 7 - Central (PDF)
  8. Precinct 8 - Nine Ways (PDF)
  9. Precinct 9 - Broadmeadow (PDF)
  10. Precinct 10 - Broadmeadow East (PDF)
  11. Precinct 11 - Cooks Hill (PDF)
  12. Precinct 12 - Waratah (PDF)
  13. Precinct 13 - Waratah (PDF)
  14. Precinct 14 - Maryville (PDF)
  15. Precinct 15 - Wickham (PDF)
  16. Precinct 16 - Islington (PDF)
  17. Precinct 17 - Hamilton East (PDF)
  18. CBD Exclusion Zone (PDF)
  19. Hamilton Exclusion Zone (PDF)

What documentation will I need to provide to accompany the application?

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.

Are there any limitations of where I can park?

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.

Further information

If you need further information on resident or resident visitor parking permits you can contact City of Newcastle on:

Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Resident Visitor Parking Permits

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.

Downloads

Applications can be submitted via email, mail or fax, please see application form for further details.

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 eligible 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?

Visitor Parking Permits 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. 

Further information

If you need further information contact City of Newcastle on:
Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au